WE’RE ALMOST BACK IN BUSINESS … 

TALKS usually happen on the third Tuesday of a month, at present virtually.

Here’s the link to the NOVEMBER TALK

TOPIC: Wupperthal Update – Graham Jacobs
TIME:  VASSA Talk – 16 November at 19:55 for 20.00

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89453612784?pwd=elB0ajA2RUluNWw5ZDk4ZlM1SzFqQT09
Meeting ID: 894 5361 2784
Passcode: 404856

NOVEMBER OUTING

VASSA invites you to join the outing arranged by SDKS Architects.
Our first stop is at the Centre for Conservation Education in Wynberg, followed by a visit to Livingstone High School in Claremont, and ending for a debrief, tour and picnic in Arderne Gardens in Claremont.

DATE: 27th November 2021
TIME: 10:00am
LOCATION: Centre for Conservation Education, Livingstone High School, Arderne Gardens
LEADERS: Karin Strom & Georgia Satchwell

NB There is a maximum capacity of 30 VASSA members for this outing, based on a first- come, first-served basis. Wearing a mask is mandatory.
Please email georgia@sdks-architects.co.za to make your booking.
To comply with COVID protocol, the group will be split in half for the visit to the Centre for Conservation Education and you will be allocated a time to arrive, at either 10:00 or 10:30am.
If you intend to join the tour & picnic in Arderne Gardens, FOTAG asks you to bring R50 donation for the tour. You will receive a map.

Livingstone High School
In keeping with the educational theme, the visit to Livingstone High School intends to shed light on its importance as an integral part of current day living, cultural heritage in Claremont.

The school was built around a house constructed in 1891 and has a legacy of notable alumni – including South African photographer George Hallett, some of whose photographs will be displayed on the outing.

The Arderne Gardens
The Arderne Gardens, located on Main Road in Claremont, was established in 1845 by Ralph Henry Arderne. The garden has been declared a South African Provincial Heritage site and today hosts one of the most diverse and significant collections of exotic trees in South Africa.
The beautiful gardens provide a calm escape from the city din and a relaxing ending to the VASSA morning tour.

Centre for Conservation Education
The mid-1980s saw a rise in conservation consciousness on many levels. This Museum was established in 1989 to mark the 150th anniversary of the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) and highlight an understanding of the continuum of tangible and intangible heritage

As a point of etiquette, if you are interested in future outings but somehow can’t make it on the day (the last Saturday of a month), please remember to alert the organiser in advance – so as to free up your spot for another eager taker.
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NEWSLETTERS in lieu of TALKS & OUTINGS in the time of Covid.

Editors Pat Kramer and Antonia Malan are always on the look out for items for the newsletter …
so if you have been anywhere, are aware of any newsworthy item or have photographs or anything to add, please do so.
Send your contributions to: studio@iafrica.com.

To read in full and see the pictures, just click:
VASSA NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2021
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VASSA NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2021
VASSA NEWSLETTER JULY 2021
VASSA NEWSLETTER JUNE 2021
VASSA NEWSLETTER APRIL& MAY 2021
VASSA NEWSLETTER JANUARY& FEBRUARY 2021
VASSA NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2020
VASSA NEWSLETTER JULY 2020 

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NEWSFLASH

 Congratulations to John Rennie and Dr Antonia Malan who were both awarded the Simon van der Stel Gold Medal at the HASA conference at Swellendam, 15 October 2021.

The Historical Association of South Africa (HASA) gold medal is presented to individuals who have by their example ”encouraged communities to nurture and conserve their legacy so that they may be bequeathed to future generations.”
These two individuals have given unstintingly of their time and expertise to conserve South Africa’s heritage resources.

John Rennie was, amongst others, the compiler of the 1978 Cape Institute of Architects ‘Buildings of Central Cape Town and ‘Old Wynberg Village Catalogue of Buildings’.
Projects include the Cape Town City Hall and Central Library in the Drill Hall, the Centre for the Book, Vergelegen and Tuynhuys.

Dr Antonia Malan is an accomplished historical archaeologist and heritage consultant.
She produces publications for VASSA and has published a number of Research Guides (Historical Studies Dept, UCT) with titles such as ‘Household Inventories at the Cape: a guidebook for beginner researchers’, ‘West Coast Buildings’ and ‘The form and layout of early Cape Town Households 1669-1740’.

Courtesy of The Heritage Portal

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REMINDER ABOUT 2021 SUBSCRIPTION RATES

At the AGM on 16 March it was agreed that the 2021 Annual Subscription rates would remain as previously:
Single member R250, Family membership R400, SACAP accreditation membership R500. 

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