- AGM AND LAUNCH OF OUR 2022 VOLUME
Our 103rd Annual General Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom at 18h00 (SA Time) on Thursday 17 November 2022. Please inform us by return of email if you wish to attend so we can send you the Zoom link on 14 November. As this AGM will include consideration of an amended constitution to meet state’s requirements for non-profit status and the election of a new Council for 2022-2025, your attendance is earnestly requested, wherever in the world you may be. If you wish to nominate someone to sit on Council, please complete the form below and submit it to our administrator, Rolf Proske, at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 09h00 on 9 November 2022.
After the AGM, our 2022 volume, I See You: The Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union of Africa, 1919-1930 will be formally launched. Both editors, David Johnson and Henry Dee, will talk (virtually) about the book’s origin, sources and contents and significance. There will also be an opportunity for questions and discussion by the virtual audience.
- OUR 2021 VOLUME, François le Vaillant’s Travels into the Interior of Africa via the Cape of Good Hope, volume 2 (edited by David Culpin)
This volume has already attracted positive reviews, one of which we have put up on our HiPSA website (https://hipsa.org.za/launch_speech/volume-iii-3-francois-le-vaillant-volume-ii-reviews-resensies/) for you to read so you can share in our pride in having published the volume.
Moreover, in case you think that our indefatigable editors sit back and relax after their volume was published, David Culpin continued to be worried by two place references in Le Vaillant’s text which he had not been able to identify. However, after further thought and research he was able to come up with correct identifications. As a result, the following note has been added on HiPSA’s website (https://hipsa.org.za/publication/francois-le-vaillant-travels-into-the-interior-of-africa-via-the-cape-of-good-hope-vol-ii/)
Subsequent to the publication in 2021 of Le Vaillant’s Travels into the Interior of Africa via the Cape of Good Hope, volume 2, the editor, David Culpin, was able to identify two places mentioned in the text (page 166, footnote 435) as unknown. They are as follows:
Wetwater: ‘Wetwater’ is a misprint for ‘Witwater’. The river’s coordinates are 33°34’0″ S and 19°43’0″ E. It lies roughly 27 km north-east of Worcester and runs across the route followed by Le Vaillant.
Constapel: According to E.E. Mossop, writing in 1927, the ‘route to the Bokkeveld Karoo by the Hex River Pass […] was not an unusual one a century ago and was the route followed by the Official Commission for Cattle Census of 1804’. He adds in a footnote, ‘The Constapel is a mountain (berg) which begins between the Verkeerde Valley and Buffels River at Touwsberg’. E.E. Mossop’, Old Cape Highways (Cape Town: Maskew Miller, 1927), p. 237 and note 1.
- DELIVERY OF 2022 VOLUME
All paid-up members should by now have received their copy of our 2022 volume, I See You: The Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union of Africa, 1919-1930, edited by David Johnson and Henry Dee. If you have not, please inform our administrator (email@example.com) urgently.
Given the declining ability of the SA Post Office to deliver our annual volume to our members timeously and in good condition, it is our intention in future to use only the following means to get our annual volume to members in southern Africa:
(a) Delivery to your door by ‘The Courier Guy’ who have offered us a better rate than other courier companies have.
(b) Collection in person from a branch of the Protea Bookshop in Stellenbosch, Pretoria or Johannesburg if you have indicated in advance that this will suit you.
(c) Collection in person from the HiPSA office in the Centre for the Book, Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town if you have indicated in advance that this will suit you.
- MEMBERS DECEASED SINCE OCTOBER 2021
MCADAM MR W J (BILL)
KRZESINSKI-DE WIDT PROF A
WESTRA MNR P
- NEW MEMBERS JOINED SINCE OCTOBER 2021
FERREIRA DR J Gauteng
MORELLI DR E Italy
KOEKEMOER ME C Swellendam
VAN DER MERWE MR W Stellenbosch
POTGIETER ME C Swellendam
LAMPRECHT MR A Cape Town
HATTINGH MR E Greytown KZN
SWART MR D Plettenberg Bay
BERGH MNR A Paarl
MULLINS MR M Stellenbosch
VALORY MR A Cape Town
SHERRATT MS J London UK
SIZA MR M Cape Town
MILL C Cape Town
HOWES MS S Cape Town
DALL MR N Cape Town
MAARTENS MR R Cape Town
HILLMAN MR G Pretoria
JOSEPH MR L St St. Helena Bay
- PIET WESTRA
With sadness we have to announce the death at the age of 85 of our former treasurer, Piet Westra, who served our predecessor, the Van Riebeeck Society, in this capacity from 1982 to 2014. Piet’s canny investment of our funds helped build up our reserves significantly and went a long way towards putting them on a solid footing. The society also benefitted greatly from his experience as an editor and his knowledge of publishing. His determination, bibliographic nous and fine attention to detail will long be remembered. HiPSA’s condolences go out to his widow, Rina, and the whole Westra family.
- NOMINATION FORM FOR MEMBERSHIP OF THE COUNCIL OF HiPSA, 2022-2025
I, ……………………………………………….., wish to nominate ………………………………………………………………………………………………….
to serve on the Council of HiPSA from 2022 to 2025. The person I have nominated has agreed to have her/his name put forward for this position.
Seconder: I, ………………………………………………………………………., second the above nomination.
(N.B. The nominee, the proposer and the seconder must all be paid-up members of HiPSA)