We’re Moving


West Rand Chapter

where something is always happening!


First a bit of history
The First Venue

At a meeting of U3A Johannesburg North on 2 March 2016, a few members, living on the West Rand, came together with the idea of establishing a branch of U3A on the West Rand. The first planning meeting, was attended by members of U3A Johannesburg North management committee and took place on 4 March.

The inauguration meeting of U3A West Rand took place the following month on 12 April at Ruimsig Retirement Village in Roodepoort, with a membership of 54 signed up.

At this meeting Bill Reynard from U3A Johannesburg North explained to the new members what U3A is all about and what they could expect.

Bill Reynard talks to U3A West Rand members

Bill Reynard talks to the members of the newly formed U3A West Rand branch

The first meeting organized by U3A West Rand was on 10 May when Rob Kruger gave a very interesting talk on the history of the West Rand and the early gold seekers.

Since then we have had tremendous growth, so much so that the hall at the retirement village became to small and we had to look for a venue big enough for our expanding membership.

The Second Venue

On 10 July 2016, we held our first meeting in the spacious NG Kerk Wilgespruit in Wilropark. Apart from much more space it had a great, and much needed, sound system and projectors and plenty of car parking space outside.

Everyone is in agreement that our new venue really is exactly what we need. Come and see for yourself at our next meeting.

Indeed the NG Church venue in Wilropark served us well for close on 4 years and it is with heavy but excited hearts that we start the next U3A West Rand adventure.

Please use the interactive map above to navigate from anywhere to the new venue. Click on the Directions arrow at the top left of the map which  will open a Google Maps page. Enter the address that you wish to travel from into the space at the top left of the new page. This will give you a map to use to get to the Church of the Ascension as well as written directions which can be used as a GPS or printed. Close the Google Maps page to return to the website