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Heritage Festival Highlights

1 Moore Stephens 10km Night Run

The Moore Stephens 10km Night Run will be organized by Maties Athletics Club as an official event of Boland Athletics starting at 18:30 on Tuesday, 17 September. The run will start and finish at Coetzenburg and winds through the streets of Stellenbosch. It is also open to walkers. Pre-entries can be done at www.topevents.co.za but athletes can also register on the day. See poster on attachment

2 Spier Heritage Festival Family Package

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3  Spier Eerste River Canoe Challenge 2013

The Maties Canoe Club will stage their annual Eerste River Canoe Challenge from Hangbrug to Spier Wine Estate on Heritage Day starting at 10:00. It will also be the official US vs Ikeys Intervarsity this year. This dash down the river takes just under one hour and passes the River Festival site in Die Laan. The canoeing fraternity regards this stretch of river as the most exciting in the Western Cape. See http://www.heritagefestival.co.za/spier-eerste-river-challenge.html

4 Prof Mark Solms Stellenbosch Heritage Prestige Lecture 17 September

Prof Mark Solms will deliver this year’s Heritage Address at the University Museum in Ryneveld Street at 17:30 on 17 September. The theme of his talk is to be ‘Heritage by Surprise’.

Prof Solms is best known for his discovery of the forebrain mechanisms of dreaming, and his pioneering use of psychoanalytic methods and theories in contemporary neuroscience. Born in Lüderitz (Namibia) in 1961, he was educated at Pretoria Boys’ High School and the University of the Witwatersrand.

He moved to London in 1988, where he worked at the Royal London Hospital as Honorary Lecturer in Neurosurgery while he trained at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. He returned to South Africa in 2002. He now holds the Professorship in Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town. He is also Head of the Department of Psychology there and runs Neuropsychology clinical services in the departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Groote Schuur Hospital.

He has published more than 300 papers in both neuroscientific and psychoanalytic journals, as well as five books. His last book The Brain and the Inner World  (2002) was a bestseller and translated into nine languages. He is Research Chair of the International Psychoanalytical Association and an A-rated researcher of the National Research Foundation.

Prof Solms returned to South Africa in 2001 to tend to Solms-Delta Wine Estate in Franschhoek. where he is co-owner with Richard Astor and a farm workers trust.

The lecture is open to the general public but seats need to be reserved with Marcha Christians by (021) 8083660/95 or mya@sun.ac.za.

The Heritage Address is part of the numerous sport and cultural events of the Stellenbosch Heritage Project which culminates in a River Festival at Die Laan on Heritage Day, 24 September which will be closed down for traffic on the day. Visitors can enjoy a free live music show by local groups for the entire day, numerous stalls selling authentic Stellenbosch products and food, and fun and games for the entire family. Visit www.heritagefestival.co.za for more information.

5 Distell Foundation School Mass Choir performance 18 September

The school mass choir performance of some 600 learners from 7 primary and 6 secondary schools will take place in the Stellenbosch Kruiskerk on Wednesday, 18 September at 19:00. Tickets R20 for adults and R10 for kids below 12 years can obtained at the University Museum in Ryneveld Street. More info from Marcha Christians at (021) 8083660/95 or mya@sun.ac.za

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