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Since the 9th NSA Congress in Pietermaritzburg, Adrian Koopman has been
making batik banners for NSA congress. This one, featuring the congress
logo of a whale, was made for the 10th Congress in Hermanus in 1998.
Seen at the 13th NSA Congress in Maputo, Mozambiques, in 2004, are
(from left to right) Themba Moyo, Linda Van Hussteen, Elwyn Jenkins and
Seen at the 13th NSA Congress at Maputo in 2004 are: Front table,
extreme right: Bertie Neethling; behind him and partially obscured is
Dirk Meiring; to the right Babs Meiring, then Noleen Turner, then an
unidentified delegate, and then on the right Attie Coetser.
Delegates to the 13th NSA Congress in Mozambique relax on the upper
deck of a cruiseboat at the Bilene Lagoon during the congress excursion.
Delegates to the 14th NSA Congress at Ithala Game Reserve in northern
KZN in 2006. Most of them are wearing the congress T-shirt which shows
the rhino logo used for the 14th congress.
Seen on the campus of York University in Toronto, Canada, during the
23rd Cogress of the International Council of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS)
in 2008 are (from left to right) Richard Coates of the United Kingdom,
Nobuhle Hlongwa of the University of kwaZulu-Natal, Milan Harvalik of
the Czech republic, and an unidentified delegate from the Czech
Seen on the boat “Maid of the Mist” during an excursion to Niagara
Falls during the 23rd ICOS Congress in Toronto in 2008, are Adrian
Koopman and Nobuhle Hlongwa.
Seen during the Congress dinner during the 23rd ICOS Congress in
Totonto in 2008 are (from left to right) Bertie Neethling of the
University of the Western Cape and NSA Vice-president, his wife Vicky,
Suzanne de Roche-Loeffler and Heirich Loeffler both of Switzerland and
both long-time supporters of the Names Society.
The prawn logo used for the 13th Congress in Maputo shown on Adrian
Koopman’s batik congress banner.
During a break in the program of the 16th NSA Congress at Club Mykonos
at Langebaan in the Western Cape in 2010, Nobuhle Hlongwa and Peter
Raper reached an agreement on a joint research project. Between them is
A tea-break during the 16th Congress at Club Mykonos in 2010. From left
to right are: Dirk Meiring, Tessa Dowling, Babs Meiring, Adrian Koopman
and Sonja Bosch.
Marja Kalska from northern Finland during her presentation at the 16th
NSA Congress. In the background is the congress banner featuring the
gannet logo of the congress.
Six South African delegates to the 24th ICOS Congress held in
Barcelona, Spain, in September 2011. From left to right are: Nobuhle
Hlongwa, Nakanjani Sibiya, Gugu Mazibuko, Boni Zungu, Adrian Koopman
and Enoch Mabuza.
Professors Nobuhle Hlongwa (UKZN) and Kaisa Rautio Helander (Norway)
join the dance troupe at the reception held to open the 15th NSA
Congress in Durban in July 2010.
Bertie Neethling, Nhlanhla
Mathonsi and Adrian Koopman with the 2014 Congress banner
The sun setting over the
Zambezi River during the Congress Sunset Cruise
The Congress Organising
Committe. From left: Sambulo Ndlovu, Wellington Masosa, Tendai Mangena
(Chair), Oliver Nyambi, Michael Mazuru.
NSSA Exco old and new:
Incoming and out going members of the NSSA Executive Committee. The
incoming members: back row, from left: Sambulo Ndlovu, Maleshoane
Rapeane-Mathonsi, Livingstone Makondo, Nhlanhla Mathonsi, Diketso Dube,
Tendai Mangena, Elias Mabuza, Nobuhle Hlongwa. Outgoing members: Bertie
Neethling, Adrian Koopman (outgoing president, but stays on as editor
of Nomina Africana), Noleen Turner.
A view of the Victoria Falls
A view of the Victoria Falls
The Green Room at the
Cresta Sprayview Hotel, where the congress was held.
Noleen Turner (outgoing
Editorial Secretary) and Bertie Neethling (outgoing Vice-President)
Nhlanhla Mathonsi (incoming
NSSA President) and Adrian Koopman (outgoing NSSA President) at the
start of the congress.