PEG Gauteng nitty-gritty workshop

14 Apr 2018 at 09:00 to 13:00
Cruises International, 3 Willow Crescent, St Andrews, Senderwood, Bedfordview
PEG Gauteng
Event Details

Join the Gauteng Branch of PEG for this nitty-gritty practical workshop, co-hosted by grammar enthusiasts Mary Hazelton and Jane Murray.


  • Basic grammar terminology and sentence structure
  • Relative clauses (that/which and commas)
  • Punctuation and hyphenation
  • Tenses
  • Language change and grammar myths

Date: Saturday 14 April 2018

Time: 09:00 (registration) for 09:30 to 13:00 (workshop)

Place: Cruises International, 3 Willow Crescent, St Andrews, Senderwood, Bedfordview (please visit their website for a map). Parking at the venue is free and secured.


Jane Murray has taught in primary schools, high schools and at two universities. After retiring, she was persuaded to register at the University of Pretoria’s Continuing Education Department for a six-month editing course, superbly presented by Dr Idette Noomé of the Department of English, who set more homework than Jane had ever had in her life. More recently, Jane has taught in the Language Proficiency Department at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (former Medunsa). She played in the XYZ team of Kruinsig Dames Netball Club until her early sixties and is now an enthusiastic Park Run walker at the Botanical Gardens in Pretoria. On each of her first three walks she was first in her age group – to her own surprise – and dared anyone to suggest that she was probably the only one in that group.

Mary Hazelton, chair of PEG from 2000 to 2004, has been an academic editor, a language teacher, and a dance notator. She has been pernickety about grammar since she was a child. In her O-level English language paper there was a question about ‘who’ and ‘whom’, which she remembers having to explain to one of her teachers afterwards. So although she is now retired, Mary is only happy to share her knowledge of grammar.

Questions for our presenters?

If you have a question about grammar that you’d like our presenters to address in the workshop, please email Melissa Davidson by Friday 6 April 2018.

PEG guides on sale

The following guides will be on sale at the workshop:

  • Consistency, consistency, consistency: PEG’s guide to style guides (R50)
  • The business of editing: The PEG guide to setting up and running your small business (R60)
  • Marketing your freelance services: The PEG guide for practitioners (R70)


The price of the workshop, including refreshments, is:

Affiliation Early-bird registration fee
(before or on 6 April 2018)
Registration fee
(before or on 11 April 2018)
PEG members R250 R300
LAMP members R350 R400
Non-affiliated members R500 R600

To book your place, please complete the registration form and return it along with proof of payment to Ellyn Barry by Friday 6 April 2018 (early-bird rate) or by Wednesday 11 April 2018 (normal rate).

Make use of the early-bird special: save money and secure your spot for this workshop by registering early!