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Newsletter 56 – October 2019

2020-06-15T08:32:15+00:00November 27th, 2019|Newsletters|

AGM and LAUNCH OF 2019 VOLUME  Our AGM will be held at 17h30 on Wednesday 27 November 2019 at Ravenswood House, 110 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town. Directions and a map are provided below. For the use of this elegant venue we are once again indebted to the generosity of its owner and HiPSA member, Patrick Esnouf. At this AGM an election will be held for a new Council to serve for the period 2019-2022. Nominations to serve on this [...]

Newsletter 55 – June 2019

2020-06-15T08:34:50+00:00January 31st, 2019|Newsletters|

99th AGM and launch of our 2018 volumes   The first AGM under our new name, HiPSA (formerly the VRS), was held on 31 January 2019 at the elegant Ravenswood House in central Cape Town, a venue generously made available to us by the owner, a stalwart member of our society, Patrick Esnouf, to whom we are most grateful. In keeping with the landmark nature of this event, it was followed by the launch of two volumes, both published in [...]

Newsletter 54 – November 2018

2020-06-15T08:39:07+00:00August 29th, 2018|Newsletters|

100 years old and rising On 29 August 2018 the VRS turned 100 years old and marked the attainment of this memorable milestone with a series of celebratory functions in Cape Town, Pretoria and Johannesburg. In the very same building (originally the South African Library and now the Cape Town campus of the National Library of South Africa) in which our Society was founded in 1918 an exhibition was opened on our birthday by Najwa Hendrickse, Principal Librarian and [...]

Newsletter 53 – March 2018

2019-11-11T19:38:09+00:00March 8th, 2018|Newsletters|

We enter the 100th year of our existence with a new name in the offing and several centenary activities already launched or soon to be launched, culminating in a grand centenary function in Cape Town on 29 August 2018. There is also the possibility of a similar function in Gauteng later in the year. Read on for more information!   RE-BRANDING 94% of members present at our AGM in Ravenswood House, Cape Town on 27 November 2017 voted in favour [...]

Newsletter 52 – October 2017

2020-04-13T08:12:13+00:00October 8th, 2017|Newsletters|

We enter the 100th year of our existence with a new name in the offing and several centenary activities already launched or soon to be launched, culminating in a grand centenary function in Cape Town on 29 August 2018. There is also the possibility of a similar function in Gauteng later in the year. Read on for more information! RE-BRANDING 94% of members present at our AGM in Ravenswood House, Cape Town on 27 November 2017 voted in favour of [...]

Newsletter 51 – March 2017

2020-04-13T08:14:08+00:00March 8th, 2017|Newsletters|

Rise in subscriptions As you will know from the invoice you have received, we have been forced by the increased cost of printing to raise our annual subscription to R250 p.a. We apologise for this unavoidable increase. As in the past, payments can be made in cash paid at the office, by cheque or by means of electronic fund transfer (EFT). If you make an EFT payment, please ensure that you insert your name and initials in the ‘Reference’ field [...]