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OUTING: 26th-28th May

CEDERBERG The outing this month is the Weekend Away on the 26th-28th May to the Cederberg, visiting the Biedouw Valley and the valley of the Doring River. This is fully subscribed, so we trust that those fortunate enough to be attending will have a great time! PLEASE NOTE: OUTINGS ARE FOR PAID-UP VASSA MEMBERS ONLY! […]

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FEBRUARY TALK (21 Feb 2017)

TOPIC: The impact of new development proposals on the historic fabric of the Bo Kaap SPEAKER:  Prof. Fabio Todeschini DATE:  Tuesday, 21st February 2017 TIME: 19h45 for 20h00 VENUE: The Athenaeum, Boundary Terraces, Newlands, at the intersection of Mariendahl and Campground Roads Prof. Fabio Todeschini will be discussing the controversial new development that recently was approved […]

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MAY TALK: 17 May 2016

TOPIC: Rock Engravings of 19th-century Karoo domestic architecture SPEAKERS: Simon Hall and Vuyiswa Lupuwana from the University of Cape Town DATE:  Tuesday, 17 May 2016 TIME: 19h45 for 20h00 VENUE: The Athenaeum, Boundary Terraces, Newlands, at the intersection of Mariendahl and Campground Roads This talk introduces research on 18th and 19th century archaeological residues in […]

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APRIL OUTING UPDATE!

OUTING: Mostert’s Mill, Cape Town: Family & Friends Day 23 April Mostert’s Mill will be opened for us to visit the oldest working windmill in the Southern Hemisphere. From the Mill we will be going to Welgelegen, where we will be shown around this historical house that was reconstructed by Herbert Baker. We will also […]

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OUTING: 28 November 2015

SPIER AND VERGENOEG OUTING DATE AND TIME:   Saturday 28 November 2015- 09h45 for 10h00 Outing Leader: David Gibbs Location: Lyndoch Getting there Take the N2 from Cape Town. Take Exit 33, the Baden Powell off-ramp and turn left onto the R310 Baden Powell Road. Spier Estate is 9,2 km away on your right hand side. […]

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TALK: 17 NOVEMBER

TOPIC:  Cape Vernacular Landscape Architecture – lessons from Ian Ford: understanding local place-making traditions and interpreting the Werf Rehabilitation at Spier. SPEAKER:  David Gibbs DATE:  Tuesday, 17 November 2015 TIME: 19h45 for 20h00                                                    VENUE: The Athenaeum, Boundary Terraces, Newlands, at the intersection of Mariendahl and Campground Roads David Gibbs will be speaking on the work of Ian Ford in historic […]

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