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Membership   
Membership is open to anyone, but because U3A is structured for the benefit of retired and semi-retired persons, most interest groups and meetings take place during the day.
Membership fee is R50 per person, per year. You can obtain a new membership form at any General Meeting, or from this website.  The prefered method of application is the on-line form.
Click here to download an on-line membership form.  When you have downloaded the 0nline Word form, enable editing and type the information into the form and then save the document using your name as the file name.  Once you have saved the  document email it to loisgraham1955@gmail.com  together with proof of payment.
Click here  to download the latest printable membership form, click on it when it downloads  select Print.
Click here to view the U3A TYGERBERG CONSTITUTION.


Next Speaker / Entertainer
 
 
              IT'S OUR YEAR-END PARTY 

 DATE:
    THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2019 

 TIME:     9h00 for 09h30

 VENUE:
  BELLVILLE CIVIC CENTRE

 VIDEO:     Instead of a video we have party snacks


GUEST ARTISTS:      JaMaLot             

BAND LEADER:        TONY FLINT 

This dynamic band will take us down memory lane with songs and lyrics of yesteryear.


Entrance fee: Members R20; Visitors and members without a current badge R40. 

For more information contact: Gerna Conradie 021 976 1209 / 073 317 3100  


History of U3As 

U3A began in France in 1972, under the aegis of the University of Toulouse. In the French model, faculty members and working academics are course facilitators and lecturers. With its spread to the UK and the realization that Third Ager's had the skills to organize and teach their own autonomous learning groups, the nature of the organisation changed and this model has been enthusiastically adopted in more than 30 countries around the world. Today, U3A is a learning co-operative with objects and principles, inter alia, “to assail the dogma of intellectual decline with age”, “to provide from amongst the retired, the resources for the development and intensification of their intellectual, cultural and aesthetic lives”, “to create an institution where there is no distinction between the class of those who teach and those who learn ….” The word ‘university’ in the name of the institution is used in its original sense, meaning a corporation of persons devoted to a particular activity, not necessarily intellectual. Its course leaders therefore are experienced volunteers. While some may be retired academics, many are amateur enthusiasts!

U3A in South Africa 

The first local example of the UK model was launched in Cape Town in February 2000 by Sylvia and Arthur Schrire. The response was overwhelming. Greater Cape Town currently has over 8,000 members, and the current national membership of around 11,000 comprises 26 independent local U3As in Gauteng, Free State,  Kwazulu-Natal, Western Cape and Eastern Cape. Interest groups range from Afrikaans to Yoga, but a core curriculum has emerged. Most U3As have a language group, a creative writing group and others that represent an amazing breadth of experience and interest. There are science and technology studies, history and of course all the 'ologies’. Many social and cultural activities, such as bird watching and wine appreciation, are also on offer.


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