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Southern African Pyrometallurgy 2011 International Conference

Cradle of Humankind, South Africa, 6-9 March 2011

Social Programme

The highlight of the social programme is a visit to see Saltimbanco by Cirque du Soleil (circus of the sun) on the last night of the conference. The critically acclaimed international entertainment group Cirque du Soleil will perform for the first time ever in South Africa on Wednesday 9 March at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg. Saltimbanco (from the Italian saltare in banco which literally means 'to jump on a bench') explores the urban experience in myriad forms, and draws spectators into a fanciful imaginary city where diversity is a cause for hope. Cirque du Soleil has a cast of 50 artists from 20 countries. Saltimbanco features breathtaking acrobatics and unbelievable athleticism.


An alternative, for those who would prefer something else, is to instead attend 'Evita the musical', the show by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, at the Main Theatre at Montecasino.


Sunday 6 March 2011

Ngwenya glass blowing Craft market at Ngwenya Glass
2:30pm Bus departs from Misty Hills to craft market
3:30pm Bus departs from craft market to Misty Hills

Misty Hills Pre-registration welcoming cocktail function at Misty Hills
5:00 - 7:00pm

Monday 7 March 2011

Carnivore Carnivore Restaurant

Tuesday 8 March 2011
Choice of one activity from the list below:

Sterkfontein Caves Sterkfontein Caves
5:30pm Bus leaves Misty Hills
7:30pm Dinner at Misty Hills

Wonder Cave Wonder Cave
4:45pm Bus leaves Misty Hills
7:30pm Dinner at Misty Hills

Kromdraai Gold Mine Kromdraai Gold Mine
5:30pm Bus leaves Misty Hills
7:30pm Dinner at Misty Hills

Astronomy at Aloe Ridge Observatory Astronomy at Aloe Ridge Observatory
5:30pm Bus leaves Misty Hills
Dinner will be at Aloe Ridge Observatory

Wednesday 9 March 2011

Theatre visit to one of the following:

Cirque du Soleil Saltimbanco by Cirque du Soleil
8:00pm Coca-Cola Dome, Northgate, Randburg

Evita Evita the musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
8:00pm Pieter Toerien's Main Theatre, Montecasino

6:00pm Dinner at Misty Hills
7:00pm Buses depart from Misty Hills for the theatres
At the end of the theatre performance, buses return to Misty Hills

Copyright © 2011, Rodney Jones,, Randburg, South Africa (Last updated on 2 March 2011)