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  • The life and times of the Magaliesberg
    19:30-21:00
    2018.03.14

    MCSA Jhb Section

    MCSA Jhb Section

    If you missed the physical hike with Prof Scholes on the 11th, catch the ‘virtual’ hike. . .
    Prof Scholes is one of the top 1% of environmental scientists in the world. He is recognised globally as a leading researcher within environmental science, systems ecology, savannah ecology and global change. He is currently a distinguished professor of systems ecology at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is winner of the 2014/15 NSTF Award for individual achievement over a lifetime.

    14 March 2018 – Prof. Bob Scholes : The life and times of the Magaliesberg: natural history of an old friend
    Venue: CityROCK presentation area.
    Time: 19h00 for 19h30

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  • 24 – 25 March 2018 – Climbing at Boven
    08:00-17:00
    2018.03.24-2018.03.25

    MCSA Jhb Section

    MCSA Jhb Section

    There are about 700 bolted routes and this makes Waterval Boven / The Restaurant, South Africa’s prime sport climbing destination. There are numerous crags, all within an 8 km radius of town, which cater for a range of levels: from beginner (grades 99-14) to expert (above 30). Ease of access to most crags makes Boven an ideal destination for both adults and children. Although there are some quality traditional climbs, the area is known of its high concentration of excellent single pitch (between 12 – 35 metre) sport routes.

    Contact the office for bookings.

  • Bronkies Clean & Climb
    09:00-13:00
    2018.03.24

    Bronkhorstspruit Crag

    Bronkhorstspruit Crag

    Join us on Saturday 24 March as we do our bit to clean up Bronkies climbing crag followed by some climbing, of course.

    Bronkies Crag is one of the most popular crags in Gauteng, situated on the banks of the Bronkhorstspruit River with 65 bolted routes ranging from easy to moderate.
    Come help us give back, through our Crag Development Program by donating a few hours to clean up and burn some calories.

    Meet at CityROCK at 7am or at Bronkies at 9am, bring a hat, gardening gloves, gardening tools and refreshments.

    The Bronkies crag and parking are on private property and the owners reserve the right of admission. The MCSA has negotiated access to the area for members over weekends and public holidays. Upon arrival visitors must pay the entrance fee and sign the visitors’ book, which has the MCSA logo. Entrance fees are R20 cash for adults, R10 cash for children between 13-18 years, and R5 for children aged 12 and below, payable to the guard at the crag or the entrance road.

    Getting there. From JHB: Either take the N1 north and then the N4 east (Witbank). Take the Bronkhorstspruit off ramp (R25). Turn right to go south towards the R25. At the T-junction turn left onto the R25 towards Bronkhorstspruit. Then shortly thereafter, at the R42 junction to Delmas, turn right. After 3,8km at the crest of a hill the gate to the farm will be on the right (sign for Department of water affairs and forestry – this is +- 500m further than where it used to be in the past). Turn right onto the dirt road.

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  • 2018 AGM
    19:00-21:00
    2018.03.28

    46, 4TH Avenue South, Fontainebleau, Randburg

    46, 4TH Avenue South, Fontainebleau, Randburg

    2018 Annual General meeting

  • Annual General Meeting
    19:30-21:30
    2018.03.28

    MCSA Jhb Section

    MCSA Jhb Section

    A G E N D A
    1. Welcome
    2. Apologies
    3. Confirmation of: the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 29 March 2017
    Copies of the Minutes will be a available from the MCSA Office from 7 March 2018. Copies will also be available at the Meeting. They will not be read at the Meeting.
    3.1 Matters arising from Minutes
    4. Report by Chairman
    (This will a consolidated report and will include the reports of the sub-committees so as not to duplicate reports).
    5. Treasurer’s Report for period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017
    (Copies of the audited financial statements will be available from the Treasurer or Administrator).
    6. Appointment of Auditor
    7. Election of New Committee
    8. Recognitions
    Memberships of 50 and 60 years
    Honorary Membership
    Chairman’s Award
    9. General

    WINE AND SNACKS will be served after the Meeting.

    PROXY VOTES (copies will be available from MCSA Office from 7 March/ or email admin@jhb.mcsa.org.za to request a proxy form)
    In terms of clause 9.1 & 9.2 of the Constitution

    9.1 Members shall be entitled to vote personally or by proxy, provided that no member present shall vote on behalf of more than two absent members.

    9.2 The instrument appointing a proxy shall specify the meeting in respect of which it is granted and be signed by the grantor and shall be lodged with a member of the General Committee not less than twenty-four hours before the time at which such meeting is due to begin at which the person named in the instrument proposes to vote. In default of compliance with any of the aforegoing, the instrument of proxy shall be deemed invalid.

  • Annual General Meeting
    19:30-21:30
    2018.03.28

    MCSA Jhb Section

    MCSA Jhb Section

    A G E N D A
    1. Welcome
    2. Apologies
    3. Confirmation of: the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 28 March 2017
    Copies of the Minutes will be a available from the MCSA Office from 7 March 2018. Copies will also be available at the Meeting. They will not be read at the Meeting.
    3.1 Matters arising from Minutes
    4. Report by Chairman
    (This will a consolidated report and will include the reports of the sub-committees so as not to duplicate reports).
    5. Treasurer’s Report for period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017
    (Copies of the audited financial statements will be available from the Treasurer or Administrator).
    6. Appointment of Auditor
    7. Election of New Committee
    8. Recognitions
    Memberships of 50 and 60 years
    Honorary Membership
    Chairman’s Award
    9. General

    WINE AND SNACKS will be served after the Meeting.

    PROXY VOTES (copies will be available from MCSA Office from 7 March/ or email admin@jhb.mcsa.org.za to request a proxy form)
    In terms of clause 9.1 & 9.2 of the Constitution

    9.1 Members shall be entitled to vote personally or by proxy, provided that no member present shall vote on behalf of more than two absent members.

    9.2 The instrument appointing a proxy shall specify the meeting in respect of which it is granted and be signed by the grantor and shall be lodged with a member of the General Committee not less than twenty-four hours before the time at which such meeting is due to begin at which the person named in the instrument proposes to vote. In default of compliance with any of the aforegoing, the instrument of proxy shall be deemed invalid.

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  • Mnweni area for hiking/climbing/relaxing
    08:00-17:00
    2018.03.30-2018.04.02

    MCSA Jhb Section

    MCSA Jhb Section

    Exact plans will emerge closer to the time, but his plan is to do a combined hiking/climbing meet to the Mnweni cutback area.
    Climbers can tackle the Mnweni Pinnacles, or any of the numerous pinnacles (Eeny, Meeny etc; 12 Apostles; uCickane) in the cutback itself. Hikers can get a chance to do some of the more interesting passes in the area such as Mnweni Buttress Pass, Hanging Valleys Pass or just a stroll along the lip of the cutback looking at all the pinnacles. And, if you have ever wanted to get a photo of someone on top of the Mnweni Pinnacles, this is a better chance than most. He will probably hire someone from the Mnweni Visitor Center to spend a day or two on top to look after everyone’s tents, thus freeing everyone up to a day with light bags and hopefully bouncy steps.

  • Mnweni area for hiking/climbing/relaxing
    08:00-17:00
    2018.03.30-2018.04.02

    MCSA Jhb Section

    MCSA Jhb Section

    Exact plans will emerge closer to the time, but his plan is to do a combined hiking/climbing meet to the Mnweni cutback area.
    Climbers can tackle the Mnweni Pinnacles, or any of the numerous pinnacles (Eeny, Meeny etc; 12 Apostles; uCickane) in the cutback itself. Hikers can get a chance to do some of the more interesting passes in the area such as Mnweni Buttress Pass, Hanging Valleys Pass or just a stroll along the lip of the cutback looking at all the pinnacles. And, if you have ever wanted to get a photo of someone on top of the Mnweni Pinnacles, this is a better chance than most. He will probably hire someone from the Mnweni Visitor Center to spend a day or two on top to look after everyone’s tents, thus freeing everyone up to a day with light bags and hopefully bouncy steps.

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