Probus Southern Africa

Fellowship and Fun for Retirees

Welcome to probus!Welcome to probus!Welcome to probus!
EVERY COMMUNITY NEEDS A PROBUS CLUB

PROBUS (Professional Retired Organization of Business Executives) is an association of retired and semi-retired persons who join together in autonomous clubs found around South Africa and throughout the world.

Probus Southern Africa is part of a worldwide organization which provides an environment for retirees across the globe to connect and participate in a variety of events.

We cater to the fellowship needs of retired professionals and people who have held office in any business or organization. We provide a social environment where you can mix with like-minded people who, in retirement, appreciate and value opportunities to meet others in similar circumstances.  The purpose of the Probus Club is to provide monthly lunch get-togethers with a speaker,
monthly Fellowship coffee mornings and outings to places of interest as well as a range of activities throughout the year.

The emphasis in the Clubs is:

  • to be simple in structure and free from the constraints and obligations of service clubs.
  • to involve members in minimal cost.
  • primarily directed towards providing Fellowship and the opportunity for development of acquaintance.
  • to seek members who are compatible with one another.
Although Probus had its roots from Rotary, we are not a project-based, fund-raising association. We are not looking for huge work commitments.  We're concentrating mainly on networking, having fun and total relaxation, after all ..... we are retirees!!  

If you are feeling in need of friendly company, then Probus is for you!

Our strength is fellowship - Our success is participation

LATEST NEWS:  PLEASE SEE A CHRISTMAS 2021 MESSAGE FROM OUR PROBUS PRESIDENT, NICK FRENCH, ON OUR LAST "EXTERNAL LINK" PAGE.

  1. We function as a closely knit, supportive group.
  2. As a Probus member you become part of Probus Global: www.probusglobal.org
  3. Our subscription rates are kept low and we strive to offer value for money at our functions.
  4. Our Clubs are non-political and non-racist.
  5. We have Men's, Ladies and Mixed Clubs.
  6. They are non-profit making and non-fund raising.
  7. There is no restriction on the number of members from any one vocation.
  8. Probus members may be active members of any other club or organization around the world.
  9. Spouses and guests are invited to participate in most outings and at special functions.


Please visit our Facebook pages at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3909076615789

Contact us for more information or join us for our lunches as a guest - we would love to see you and you will be very welcome.


THE HISTORY OF PROBUS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

The clubs spring from two main roots, the "Campus Club" founded by the Rotary Club of Welwyn Garden City and the Probus Club founded by the Rotary Club of Caterham in UK in 1954 and 1966 respectively.

Since then, Probus has spread worldwide and clubs continue to be established at a rapidly increasing rate. We are part of Probus Global with clubs around the world: www.probusglobal.org

In the Southern African sub-region, the first Probus Club was established in 1977 in Durban and Probus has since spread to many other regions of South Africa.  The Western Cape Association (Cape Town, West Coast and Garden Route), has 45 accredited clubs catering to the fellowship needs of more than 2,000 Probians.


ADMINISTRATION

To preserve the integrity and reputation of these autonomous clubs, they adhere to a constitution and suggested by-laws.  This has proved to be a very successful basis for serving the needs of retired people in many countries in which the Probus movement is now flourishing.

In Southern Africa the Probus Council and Probus Regional Associations, encourage, advise and maintain a community spirit between clubs, keep an up-to-date Directory of Probus Clubs, and through the Probus Shop, distribute lapel badges and other regalia, as may be found necessary.


Nick French

President

Current Chairman of The Probus Association of the Western Cape

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Rob Sproul

Secretary

Current Secretary of the Probus Association of The Western Cape

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Verlen Seipp

Treasurer

Treasurer of The Probus Association of The Western Cape and member of The Tokai Mens club

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Nikki Miles

Webmaster and Facebook Adminstrator.

Zoom interest group talk by Advocate Paul Hoffman on Corruption in SA and how it can be reduced

2021/11/19

An online presentation by advocate Paul Hoffman regarding the state of corruption in South Africa and steps taken that can reduce it. 28 Probians from around the country enjoyed his hour long presentation. A recording of his presentation can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/KIWvQo3AvbE

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The Last Joint Constantiaberg & Tokai Ladies Fellowship Coffee Morning

2021/11/17

This was the final joint Probus Fellowship Coffee Morning between Constantiaberg & Tokai Ladies Club, as the Constantiaberg Ladies Club is closing down as at 30th November, 2021. The ladies who are left from this Club are going to join the Probus Tokai Ladies Club as at December 1st, 2021. It was a lovely, sunny morning at this new location and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their scones with raspberry jam & fresh cream, carrot cake and delicious chocolate. Their very last meeting will be the Joint Xmas Luncheon to be held on Thursday, 18th November at the Westlake Golf Club.

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Joint Ladies Luncheon on October 21, 2021 with speaker, Nick French.

2021/10/26

The Probus Ladies from Constatiaberg & Tokai Clubs met for a joint luncheon at Westlake Golf Club. It was a good turnout this month and the speaker was Nick French who spoke to the Ladies on the subject of "Inside Alcatraz". A very interesting talk about the complete history of the Island of Alcatraz, located in San Francisco Bay, some 2kms. offshore from San Francisco, USA. First established in 1934 and closed when it was a high security prison in 1963. Nick also presented a gift to Nikki Miles, President of Ladies Constantiaberg for her tremendous help in setting up the new Probus Council website and volunteering to be website administrator for our PAWC website.

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Somerset West mens' club lunch meeting

2021/09/01

Our first in room meeting for quite a few months following lockdown. Great talk from David Harrison on the status of Covid vaccination rollout in South Africa

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Online Talk "Battle of Britain 80 Years on"

2020/07/23

During July, Probus Southern Africa members enjoyed an online Zoom audio visual presentation from Chris Leworthy from the UK. Chris is a frequent speaker at Rotary and Probus events (both live and online). The event was well subscribed with over 100 members in attendance. We hope to hold similar online talks on a quarterly basis, so watch this space!

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FIND A CLUB NEAR YOU

We have over 80 clubs scattered throughout the provinces of South Africa.  Given below are the names and meeting details of clubs operating in various areas throughout the country. If you'd like to know more regarding any particular club in your area, please contact our Administrator, Nikki Miles at nikkim49@gmail.com or mobile tel: 079-251-0414 and she will put you in touch with the club of your choice.


GAUTENG

Club Name
(Mixed gender unless specified)
Meeting DayVenue
ALBERTON2nd Wedns
Reading Country Club, Alberton
BEDFORDVIEW1st Tues.
St. George's Village, Bedfordview
BENONI (Men)Monthly
Benoni Northern Cricket Club
DALPARK1st Friday
Alan Woodrow Village, Dalpark 
GERMISTON2nd Tues.
Delville Bowling Club, Germiston
INYONI CREEK3rd Thurs.
Inyoni Creek Clubhouse, Edenvale
JOHANNESBURG (Men)3rd Tues.
Bryanston Sports Club, Bryanston
KEMPTON PARKLast Thurs.
Avion Park Bowling Club, Pomona
RIVENDELL (Ladies)2nd Thurs.
Bordeaux Haven Guesthouse, Vereeniging
ROODEPOORT2nd Tues.
Discovery Bowling Club, Roodepoort
SANDTONLast Tues.
Bryanston Sports Club, Bryanston
SPRINGS3rd Mon.
Springs Senior Citizen Club, Springs
PRETORIA (Men)1st FridayHarlequins Club, Pretoria, Pretoria
WATERKLOOF3rd Friday
Jacaranda Room, Pretoria Country Club
THORNHILL3rd Tues.
Thornhill Main Hall, Modderfontein

WESTERN CAPE

Club Name
(Mixed gender unless specified)
 Meeting Day
                   Venue
BLOUBERG MEN1st Tues.Atlantic Beach Hotel, Melkbosstrand
CONSTANTIA 2nd Mon.Westlake Golf Club, Lakeside
DURBANVILLE MEN1st Tues.Venue uncertain (Covid)
DURBANVILLE LADIES2nd Tues.Durbanville Golf Club
FALSE BAY LADIES2nd Thurs.St James Retirement Hotel
FISH HOEK MEN1st Thurs.Clovelly Country Club, Clovelly
FRANSCHHOEK1st Mon.Franschhoek Cellars
GROOTE SCHUUR2nd Mon.Kelvin Grove Club, Newlands
HERMANUS2nd Thurs.Hermanus Golf Club
HOUT BAY MEN1st Wedns.Atlantic Boat Club of Hout Bay
LANGEBAAN2nd Tues.The Wind Town Hotel, Langebaan
LIESBEEK1st Mon.Kelvin Grove Club, Newlands
MILNERTON MEN2nd Thurs.The Italian Club, Rugby
MILNERTON LADIES1st Wedns.Various Venues
PAARL MEN2nd Thurs.Nine  Oaks Farm, Northern Paarl
SEA POINT 3rd Mon.Lions Club, Sea Point
SENTINEL LADIES2nd Tues.Hout Bay Library Hall
SIMON'S TOWN MEN3rd Mon.Simon's Town Country Club
SOMERSET WEST MEN1st Wedns.Helderberg Village, Somerset West
STANFORD2nd Thurs.Various locations around Stanford
STELLENBOSCH MEN2nd Tues.La Clémence Clubhouse, Jamestown, Stellenbosch
TOKAI MEN1st Mon.Westlake Golf Club, Lakeside
TOKAI LADIES3rd Thurs.Westlake Golf Club, Lakeside
WEST COAST1st Tues.Riviera Hotel, Velddrif
WINELANDS LADIES3rd Wedns.Helderberg Village, Somerset West

KWAZULU NATAL

Club Name
(Mixed gender unless specified)
Meeting DayVenue
AMANZIMTOTI1st FridayOvervango Nature Reserve AECI, Umbogintwini
CHAMPAGNE VALLEY1st Thurs.Unknown at present
ESTCOURT2nd Thurs.
St. Matthews Church Hall, Estcourt
GILLITTS2nd Tues.Rob Roy Lifestyle Village, Botha's Hill
HILLCRESTLast Tues.
Club de Vie, La Domaine, Acutts Drive, Hillcrest
MOUNT EDGECOMBE1st Mon.Mount Edgecombe Country Club
NEWCASTLE2nd Wedns.Newcastle Club, Bird Str, Newcastle
NORTH DURBAN2nd Mon.Beachwood Golf Club, Fairway, Durban North
PROBUS 24 PINETOWNLast FridayChiltern Park Sports Club, Westville North
SCOTTBURGH MEN1st Mon.Scottsburgh Golf Club, Williamson Str.
SHEPPIE MEN1st Thurs.Mbango Retirement Village
WESTVILLE1st Thurs.German Club, Berea West, Westville

EASTERN CAPE




Club Name
(Mixed gender unless specified)
Meeting DayVenue
ARCADIA4th Tues.Various Venues
BOARDWALK MENLast Mon."The Deck" Gonubie Hotel
DIAZ MEN (Kenton-on-Sea) 3rd Tues.Kenton Bowling Club, Kenton-on-Sea
EAST LONDON CITY3rd Tues.East London Golf Club
GRAAFF-REINET MEN3rd Thurs.Various Venues
GRAHAMSTOWN1st Tues.The Highlander Restaurant
HOGSBACK3rd Thurs.Local hotels, Hogsback
KOWIE (Port Alfred)2nd Tues.Route 72 Saloon, Port Alfred
PORT ELIZABETH MENLast Mon.Walmer Bowling Club
PORT ELIZABETH SOUTH 1st Tues."The Club on Bird", Bird Str. PE
QUEENSTOWN 3rd Thurs.Rotary Club, Frost Str. Queenstown
WESTERN SUBURBS MEN4th FridayWestern Surburbs Bowling Club

GARDEN ROUTE

Club Name
(Mixed gender unless specified)
Meeting DayVenue
GEORGE
2nd Tues.George Golf Club
GEORGE LILY LADIES4th Mon.Various Venues
KNYSNA  MEN4th Tues.Knysna Golf Club
MOSSEL BAY 1st Mon.Various Venues
PLETTENBERG BAY MEN3rd Mon.Various Venues
PLETTENB ERG BAY LADIES2nd Mon.Various Venues
SEDGEFIELD MEN4th Tues.Monticello Restaurant, Sedgefield

FREE STATE

Club Name
(Mixed gender unless specified)
Meeting DayVenue
BLOEMFONTEIN LADIES4th Wedns.St. John's Presbyterian Church, Aliwal Str.
BLOEMFONTEIN (MEN)Last Thurs.Orangia Bowling Club AH Horak Str.
GRATIAS MEN (Bloemfontein)2nd Fri.Bloemfontein Bowling Club, Hamilton Park

NORTH WEST

Club Name
(Mixed gender unless specified)
Meeting DayVenue
KOSH KLERKSDORP MEN1st Tues.Rota Park Community Hall, Freemansville
POTCHEFSTROOM MEN1st Tues.De Land Retirement Village


MPUMALANGA

Club Name
(Mixed gender unless specified)
Meeting DayVenue
WHITE RIVER3rd Tues.Nqwenyama Conference & Sports Centre, White River
WITBANK2nd Tues.Moth Hall, Witbank

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