Meetings

JUNE 2019 GENERAL MEETING
June Speaker: Kate Sidley – Author of 100 Mandela Moments which was published in
2018 as part of The Mandela Centenary celebrations.
Date: Tuesday 4 th June 2019
Time: 09.30 for 10.00
Cost: Monthly attendance – R100 for members, R120 if not pre-booked, R150 for
guests. A required name badge will cost an additional R75. No show charge is
R100.
Venue: Bryanston Country Club, Bryanston Drive, Bryanston
Booking: Please print your name on the booking sheet for the June 2019 meeting. If you
missed it when the sheet was handed around during the talk, you can sign at
the Hospitality Table on the way out. Alternatively, Bookings can be made until
5pm on Wednesday 29 th May to Engelie Jansen Van Vuuren via SMS at
082 558 1253 or e-mail at iwcjoburgsa.hospitality@gmail.com .
Cancellations: Must be made by 5pm on the Wednesday prior to the General Meeting;
otherwise you will be required to pay in full.
The Remembering, Honouring and Questioning the Mandela Legacy. The 100th anniversary of Nelson
Mandela was an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the life of a great man. It also sparked questions as
to how his principles and vision have stood the test of time, and been embraced or abandoned by South
Africa.
Kate Sidley, author of 100 Mandela Moments, looks on his life and legacy. Kate Sidley is a columnist,
reviewer, writer, author, editor and educator. She previously wrote a hilarious cook book, The Agony Chef ,
and then a children’s book, What Is It? as part of the Book Dash initiative to get affordable, South African
books into the hands of children. Kate’s play Shape , co-authored with her husband, the novelist Steven
Boykey Sidley, was produced at Sandton Theatre on the Square in 2016. She writes for a range of
newspapers and magazines, and for corporate clients, and appears regularly on radio and at book fairs and
festivals. She was the books columnist at Sunday Times and is still a regular book reviewer and writer of
author profiles for the paper. She writes topics ranging from literature, parenting and childhood
development, and education, travel and food. Apart from her writing work, Kate works as an in-school
educator for Family Life Centre, specialising in sex education. Kate has an MA in Creative Writing from Wits.
Please note: Kate will be selling copies of her book for R200.00 and will will make an arrangement for those
who do not have cash to do an EFT.

May 2019 GENERAL MEETING
March Speaker: Johan Raath, Author of “Blood Money”
A look into the lives of Private Military Contractors in Iraq
Date: Tuesday 7th May 2019
Time: 09.30 for 10.00
Cost: Monthly attendance – R100 for members, R120 if not pre-booked, R150 for
guests. A required name badge will cost an additional R70. No show charge is
R100.
Venue: Bryanston Country Club, Bryanston Drive, Bryanston
Booking: Please print your name on the booking sheet for the May 2019 meeting. If you
missed it when the sheet was handed around during the talk, you can sign at
the Hospitality Table on the way out. Alternatively, Bookings can be made until
5pm on Wednesday 24th April to Engelie Jansen Van Vuuren via SMS at
082 558 1253 or e-mail at iwcjoburgsa.hospitality@gmail.com.
Cancellations: Must be made by 5pm on the Wednesday prior to the General Meeting;
otherwise you will be required to pay in full.
Johan’s book deals with the dramas of war, with a lot of action, sadness, sacrifice and a little
humour. It tells a story of terrorism and counter- terrorism. Politics in the Middle East,
methods and tactics deployed by various terror groups. Johan will share his experiences
with us, which will be a little frightening and exhilarating.
About the Author:
Johan Raath has been a private military contractor for the past 20 years where he worked
globally to secure Presidents, VIP’s, installations, convoys and maritime assets. He was a
Special Forces operator from 1986 to 1992. He worked in Iraq over a period of 14 years, at a
time when his work was described as “the world’s most dangerous job, in the world’s most
dangerous country.” He is also a fully trained paramedic.
Note: Please feel free to bring your partners along to hear this fascinating talk!

 

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