The University of the Third Age (U3A) is a non-profit organisation for ‘third agers’ i.e. retired people or senior citizens. The organisation started in France in 1968. It now has branches in over 36 countries and there are more than 28 independent branches in South Africa including three in the Johannesburg area.
U3A Joburg East meets in the RJM Hall on Randjes Estate, Randjeslaagte Road, Highlands North, Johannesburg (GPS coordinates: 26.14S 28.09E.). Monthly meetings, addressed by experts in their fields, are held from 10h00 to 11h00 on the second Tuesday of each month with the exception of January, July and December. Tea and Coffee are served at 09h30 (cost R5) and the lectures start promptly at 10h00. Visitors are welcome. Non-members pay a fee of R25 for attending each lecture.