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Clubs, societies and social activities

  1. Societies
    1. University societies are usually run by students, but staff may be eligible for membership. Information on the societies, which cover a wide range of interests, is obtainable from the Student Development and Services Department.
  2. Sporting facilities
    1. Members of staff are welcome to join the sports clubs on payment of an annual membership fee. As members of sports clubs, staff have the opportunity to use the extensive sporting facilities, and to participate in sporting competition. The internal leagues (competitions organised within the University community) are well established in several sports. As such, they provide sport on a recreational rather than highly competitive level, and have proven popular with a large number of staff.
    2. One tennis court is set aside primarily for staff use, and the swimming pool is available to staff members and their immediate families. Staff members who wish to use the facilities must obtain an entry card from Sport & Recreation.
    3. Staff teams have been formed in a number of sports, both for informal games and to participate in the internal league programmes.
    4. Further information may be obtained from Sport & Recreation.
  3. University Club

    The University club is situated in the pleasant surroundings of the sports centre complex. The club is run by a member-elected committee.

    1. All staff members, students and graduates of the University are eligible for membership of the University club. The University pays the fees of all staff on the pension or provident funds, of all permanent members of the joint medical staff, and of all post-graduate students registered for masters or doctoral programmes.
    2. The club is fully licensed is open on weekdays from 12:30 to 14:00 (when light meals are served), and again from 16:30 to 20:00 Monday to Thursday and 16:30 to 21:00 on Fridays.
    3. Members may use the club's premises for functions and arrange to do so on application to the caterers. Games such as darts, pool, chess and dominoes are available.
  4. Cafeterias
    1. The University cafeterias provide a food service to staff and students during week days.
      1. Snacks, hot meals and beverages are available at the Students Union, Robert Leslie Building, Kramer Building, Kaplan Centre, Baxter Theatre Complex, Barnard Fuller Building (Medical School), Economics Building and Rosedale Building.
      2. Snacks and resale items are available at the kiosks in the Students Union, Robert Leslie Building, School of Dance and at the South African College of Music.
      3. A lunch table service with a choice of hot or cold meals is available for lunch at the Barnard Fuller (Medical School), which is licensed for wine and malt.
    2. The Baxter Restaurant provides a full service facility, and is open to the public for lunches and dinners six days a week.
  5. Theatre and museum
    1. On production of a staff card, staff members may purchase tickets at concessional rates for productions at the Little Theatre, and for some productions at the Baxter Theatre.
    2. On production of a staff card, staff members qualify for a reduced entrance fee at the Irma Stern Museum, although full public rates are charged for music recitals. Staff members can request to be placed on the museum's mailing list.

Page last updated: 1 June 2017