U3A Stilbaai
MEETING TALKS ~ VERGADERING PRAATJIES

GENERAL MEETING TALKS

The table below lists all the talks that have been given at General Meetings of U3A Stilbaai (most recent at top). Where available, a short description of the talk is given.
ALGEMENE VERGADERING PRAATJIES

Die tabel hieronder lys al die praatjies wat by Algemene Vergaderings van U3A Stilbaai gelewer is (mees onlangse praatjie bo). Waar beskikbaar, word 'n kort opsomming gegee.
DATE
DATUM
SPEAKER
SPREKER
TITLE AND SUBJECT OF TALK
TITEL EN ONDERWERP VAN PRAATJIE
     
31-07-2017 Petra Daneel Jagersbosch Community Care Centre
Jagersbosch Gemeenskapsorgsentrum
    Petra, the Manager of Jagersbosch, gave an informative presentation on the history and development of Jagersbosch; the services that it provides and their future plans. The point was made that we have a unique situation here where older people have access to services in their own homes which in most cities and towns are only available in retirement villages.
    Petra, die Bestuurder van Jagersbosch, het 'n baie insiggewende praatjie gelewer oor die geskiedenis en die ontwikkeling van Jagersbosch; die dienste wat hulle lewer en hul toekomsplanne. Die punt is gemaak dat hierdie 'n unieke situasie is waar ouer mense dienste in hul eie wonings kan kry wat in meeste stede en dorpe slegs in 'n aftree-oord beskikbaar is.
26-06-2017 Daan Toerien Shale Gas & the Karoo
Skaliegas & die Karoo.
    Daan described the formal Strategic Environmental Assessment of potential shale gas production in the Karoo done under the auspices of the CSIR, using the Tourism part of the assessment as an example. This Assessment was the most thorough environmental assessment ever initiated in South Africa, and has set a standard for the environmental assessment process for similar projects.
    Daan beskryf die formele Strategiese Omgewingsassessering van moontlike skaliegas ontginning in die Karoo wat onder leiding van die WNNR gedoen is. Die Toerisme gedeelte van die assessering word as voorbeeld gebruik. Hierdie assessering is die mees deeglike omgewingsassessering wat nog ooit in Suid-Afrika gedoen is, en het 'n standaard gestel vir die omgewingsassesserings proses vir soortgelyke projekte.
29-05-2017 Derick Swart Adaptations in Stock Farming.
Aanpassings in Veeboerdery.
    Derick discussed the adaptations in ostrich farming and small stock farming since the 1980's. The result of these adaptations has meant increases in production of meat and ostrich products in the drier parts of the country.
    Derick bespreek die aanpassings in volstruis boerdery en kleinvee boerdery sedert die 1980's. Die gevolg van hierdie aanpassings was dat produksie van vleis en volstruis produkte toegeneem het in die droër gedeeltes van die land.
24-04-2017 Max Döckel The South African Economy at the Crossroads.
Die Suid-Afrikaanse Ekonomie by die Kruispad.
    Max discussed the present state of the South African economy and the possible impacts of the current political crisis will have on the economy. He emphasised that we have been in worse conditions and came out of them positively; and we should be able to survive this crisis if the government gives positive leadership and direction.
    Max het die huidige stand van die Suid Afrikaanse ekonomie bespreek en die moontlike impakte van die politieke krisis op die ekonomie. Hy beklemtoon dat ons al in slegter situasies was en positief daaruit gekom het; ons behoort ook hierdie krisis te oorleef as die regering positiewe leierskap en rigting verskaf.
27-03-2017 Sal Carter Dealing with Bereavement
    Grief is a personal experience and no two people grieve the same way. In this thought-provoking talk Sal explained the different ways in which people grieve, and presented a framework to understand the grieving process and how one can help those grieving.
    Smart is 'n persoonlike ondervinding en geen twee mense hanteer dit dieselfde nie. In hierdie stimulerende praatjie verduidelik Sal die verskillende maniere waarby mense smart ondervind, en stel 'n raamwerk voor om die leedproses te verstaan en hoe jy ander kan help.
27-02-2017 Niel van Wyk Historic Mountain Passes of the Langeberg & Outeniqua Mountains
Historiese Bergpasse van die Langeberg & Outeniqua berge.
    Niel discusses the history and development of 13 of the 14 mountain passes in the Langeberg and Outeniquas between Montagu and Plettenberg Bay. Most of these passes were animal trails, later used by Khoi pastoralists, and subsequently by European travellers. 9 of the 13 passes are today still in use.
    Niel praat oor die geskiedenis en ontwikkeling van 13 van die 14 bergpasse in die Langeberge en Outeniquas tussen Montagu en Plettenbergbaai. Meeste van die passe is ou diere paadjies, en is later deur Khoi veeboere gebruik en daarna deur Europese reisigers. 9 van die 13 passe word vandag nog gebruik.
30-01-2017 Stefan Pretorius Iran: A Five Year Experience.
Iran: 'n Vyf Jaar Ondervinding.
    Stefan was attached to the South African Embassy in Iran for approximately 5 years; he talked about his experiences, life in Iran at that time, his travels around the country, and how he survived the Iranian civil war in 1979 when the Shah was overthrown; Stefan and his wife was stranded in Iran for 6 months.
    Stefan was verbonde aan die Suid Afrikaanse Ambassade in Iran vir ongeveer 5 jaar; hy vertel van sy ondervindinge, van lewe in Iran in daardie jare, sy reise deur die land, en hoe hy die Iranese burger-oorlog van 1979 oorleef het toe die Sjah afgesit is; Stefan en sy vrou was vir 6 maande in Iran vasgevang.
03-01-2017 Hermann Giliomee His "Historian - An Autobiography" and writing a autobiography by historians.
Sy "Historikus - 'n Outobiografie" en die skryf van 'n outobiografie deur historici.
    An interesting and insightful talk on writing his own autobiography, and also discussing autobiographies written by historians since Edward Gibbons' "Memoirs of My Life and Writings" was published in 1796.
    'n Interessante en insiggewende praatjie oor die skryf van sy eie outobiografie, asook 'n bespreking van outobiografië geskryf deur historici sedert Edward Gibbons se "Memoirs of My Life and Writings" publiseer is in 1796.
28-12-2016 Marié Heese Writing "Maestro" and other historical novels.
Skryf van "Maestro" en ander historiese romans.
    An interesting discussion on how she set about writing her latest novel, "Maestro", about the early years of Gianlorenzo Bernini, the 17th century Italian architect and sculptor.
    'n Interresante bespreking van hoe sy die skryf van haar jongste roman, "Maestro" - oor die vormings jare van Gianlorenzo Bernini, die 17de eeuse Italiaanse argitek en beeldhouer - aangepak het.
28-11-2016 Dave Carter A visit to South America and Antarctic.
'n Besoek aan Suid-Amerika en Antarktika.
We enjoyed a fantastic trip to South America and the Antarctic with Dave & Sal Carter. Their photos of this fantastic part of the world introduced this amazing world so that we felt we were their with them.
    Ons het 'n fantastiese besoek aan Suid-Amerika en die Antarktika saam met Dave & Sal Carter geniet. Hul foto's het hierdie fantastiese deel van die wereld aan ons voorgestel asof ons daar saam met hulle was.
31-10-2016 Gill Simpson 'Wild Rescue': a wildlife sanctuary & nature reserve.
‘Wild Rescue’: ‘n skuilplek vir diere en natuurreservaat.
    Gill discussed the establishment and development of 'Wild Rescue', a wildlife sanctuary situated in the Klipfontein Nature Reserve north of Stilbaai. The sanctuary is not yet operative, there are still permits that need to be obtained, but she is working closely with CapeNature to ensure compliance with all the legal requirements. Once in operation, the sanctuary will be open to the public.
    Gill bepsreek die stigting en ontwikkeling van 'Wild Rescue', 'n skuilplek vr wilde diere op die Klipfontein Natuurreservaat noord van Stilbaai. Die skuilplek is nog nie werksaam nie, daar is nog permitte wat uiststaande is, maar sy werk nouliks saam met CapeNature om nakoming van die wetlike vereistes te verseker. Wanneer werksaam, sal die skuilplek oop wees vir die publiek.
26-09-2016 Jan de Vynck Human behavioural ecology eases archaeological interpretation: case studies from the south Cape.
Menslike gedragsekologie vergemaklik argeologiese interpretasie: studie voorbeelde van die suid-Kaap.
    He discusses how archeologists usually only find pieces of puzzles; they are dependent on multi-disciplinary studies to support their interpretations of these pieces. He uses experiments of modern analogues to show how stone age man survived using subsistence economical strategies.
    Hy bespreek hy hoe argeoloë dikwels net stukkies van legkaarte vind; hulle is afhanklik van multi-dissiplinêre studies vir verdere interpretasies van hierdie stukkies. Hy gebruik eksperimente met moderne analoë om te wys hoe steentydperk mens oorleef het deur gebruik te maak van bestaans-ekonomiese strategieë.
29-08-2016 Roberto Anastagi Syria from 12,500 BC up to today.
Sirië van 12,500 vC tot vandag.
Syrian history from 12,500 BC up to 2011 when the Civil War started is discussed, the talk concludes with the realities of what is happened in Syria over the five years of civil war.
    Die geskiedenis van Sirië van 12,500 vC tot 2011 toe die siviele oorlog begin het word bespreek, die praatjie sluit af met die realiteite in Sirië tydens die vyf jaar van siviele oorlog.
29-07-2016 Belinda Gordon The Siege of Colesberg and the little known victories of the Boer forces under General de la Rey in the area.
    Very little is written about the actions around Colesberg in the histories of the Anglo Boer War; in this talk the siege of Colesberg and nearby actions from November 1899 to March 1900 is discussed.
    Daar is min geskryf van die aksies om Colesberg in die geskiedenis van die Anglo Boere-oorlog; in hierdie praatjie word die beleg van Colesberg en die nabye aksies tussen November 1899 en Maart 1900 bespreek.
27-06-2016 Niel van Wyk The Stilbaai Dunes.
Die Stilbaai Duine.
    The talk explains how coastal dunes are formed and their role in nature. The dynamics of coastal processes is discussed, as well as the medium and long term effects of man's impacts on the Stilbaai East dune system.
    Die praatjie verduidelik hoe kusduine gevorm word en hul rol in die natuur. Die dinamika van kusprosesse word bespreek, sowel as die medium en langtermyn effekte van die mens se impakte op die Stilbaai-Oos duine.
30-05-2016 Dr Daan Toerien Besigheidsontwikkeling in Stilbaai. A serendipitous journey through entrepreneurial space.
    Extracts from a recent study of enterprise development and dynamics in towns of the Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve; Stilbaai is positioned vis-à-vis other towns in terms of business development.
    Uittreksels uit 'n onlangse studie van besigheids ontwikkeling en dinamika in dorpe van die Gouritz Groep Biosfeerrreservaat; Stilbaai besigheids ontwikkeling word geposisioneer in vergelyking met ander dorpe.
25-04-2016 Dave Carter A trip to the rock churches in Eastern Ethiopia.
    A fascinating trip to Ethiopia showing the people of this unique country and including a visit to the 12th century rock churches.
    'n Betowerende reis na Ethiopië wat die mense van hierdie unieke land vertoon en wat 'n besoek aan die 12de eeu rotskerke insluit.
28-03-2016 Prof Max Döckel SA Economy and the Budget.
SA Ekonomie en die Begroting.
    The outlook for the state of the economy after the 2016 Budget speech in Parliament, the political struggle around the Finance and SARS leaders, and the possibility of a downgrading to junk status, made this talk very topical.
    Die vooruitsigte vir die stand van die ekonomie na die 2016 Begrotings toespraak in die Parlement, die politieke gewoel rondom die Finansies en SARS leiers, en die moontlikheid van 'n afgradering na rommelstatus, maak hierdie praatjie baie toepaslik.
29-02-2016 Wendy Wilson A Sub Antartic trip to Bouvier Island.
    Wendy spent three months on the remote Bouvier Island in the south Atlantic Ocean. The island is home to thousands of birds, seals and other marine animals, and her slide show took us into a fascinating world.
    Wendy het drie maande op die afgeleë Bouvier Eiland in die suid Atlantiese Oseaan deurgebring. Die eiland is die tuiste van duisende voëls, robbe en ander seediere, en haar skuifie-vertoning het ons na 'n ander wereld geneem.
25-01-2016 Prof Mike Lucas Climate Change in South Africa, including implications for the Overberg and Still Bay.
    A general overview of climate change in South Africa was followed by more detailed discussion of the effects of climate change in our area.
    'n Algemene oorsig van klimaatsverandering in Suid Afrika is opgevolg deur 'n meer detail bespreking van die gevolge van klimaatsverandering in ons area.
30-11-2015 Stefan Pretorius The science behind the LCHF and LFHC diet options - decide for yourself.
Die wetenskap agter die LCHF en LFHC dieet opsies – besluit self.
    The talk discusses the "high fat low carb diet" vs the "eat everything in moderation diet" - it covers banting, diabetes, sugar, fat, fruit, cereal, nutritionists, Big Food, Big Pharma and dementia and looks at the history behind it all.
    Die praatjie bespreek die "hoë vet lae koolhidraat dieet" vs die "eet alles in moderasie dieet" - dit dek banting, diabetes, suiker, vet, vrugte, graankosse, voedselkundiges, 'Big Food', 'Big Pharma' en swaksinnigheid en kyk na die geskiedenis agter alles.
26-10-2015 Arthur Clarke Estate planning – Putting your affairs in order.
    A fascinating easy to understand PowerPoint presentation on how important it is to put your affairs in order to enable peace of mind and avoid misery and problems in your old age.
    'n Interessante maklik om te verstaan PowerPoint aanbieding van hoe belangrik dit is mens se sake in order te kry om gemoedsrus te verseker en om ellende en probleme in jou gevordere jare te voorkom.
28-09-2015 Johan van Rooyen The Southern African Bird Atlas Project - aims and results.
Die Suider-Afrikaanse Voëlatlasprojek - doelwitte en resultate.
    Presenting the largest Bird Atlas Project in the world, the talk shows the impacts and results of the first project 25 years ago, and illustrates the progress of the current project 2.
    Die grootste Voëlatlasprojek in die wêreld is voorgestel met die impakte en resultate van die eerste projek 25 jaar gelede, die praatjie illustreer die vordering van die huidige projek 2.
31-08-2015 Willem Botha The Gouritz Biosphere Project.
Die Gouritz Biosfeer Projek.
    Introducing the Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve, which had gained UNESCO recognition in May 2015. It is the largest biosphere reserve in South Africa, extending from the Breede River to the Great Brak River and inland to the Swartberg Mountain range.
    Die Gouritz Groep Biosfeerreservaat word voorgestel, dit het in Mei 2015 erkenning van UNESCO gekry. Dit is die grootste biosfeerreservaat in Suid Afrika, dit strek van die Breederivier tot die Groot Brakrivier en binnelands tot by die Swartberge.
27-07-2015 Dr Julie Wilson Rural Revolution: Merinos and the Barrys in the Overberg, 1812-1866.
    A presentation of changes in agricultural practices during the 1800's in the Overberg region, and the pivotal role played by the Barry family during this period.
    'n Aanbieding van die veranderinge in landbou praktyke gedurende die 1800's in die Overberg, en dit sleutelrol van die Barry familie gedurende hierdie tydperk.
25-06-2015 Niel van Wyk Human impact on estuaries, with reference to Goukou River.
Menslike impakte op riviermondings, met verwysing na Goukourivier.
    The often negative impacts of human activities on the ecological processes in an estuary was discussed, using the Goukou estuary as an example.
    Die dikwels negatiewe impakte van menslike aktiwiteite op die ekologiese prosesse in 'n riviermonding is bespreek, met voorbeelde vanuit die Goukou-riviermonding.
22-06-2015 Prof Max Döckel Perspective of SA Economy.
Perspektief op SA Ekonomie.
28-05-2015 Dr Daan Toerien Products fit for a Queen: Paradokse uit landelike Suid-Afrika.
    Discussing entrepreneurial developments in the rural areas of South Africa, and the reasons for several success stories.
    Bespreek entrepreneuriese ontwikkeling in die landelike gebiede van Suid Afrika, en die redes agter verskeie suksesverhale.

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