Clubs and Interest Groups

There’s something for everyone


Various social, cultural and sport clubs, and special interest groups are affiliated to the Alumni Relations Office. Membership of these clubs is open to all alumni according to the guidelines in the constitution of each club. Membership fees are payable as stipulated by the particular club committee annually.


TuksClub 60+ Alumni Club

This is a club for the alumni who are 60 years or older. We host monthly lunches at which interesting talks are presented and then there is also the very popular annual visit to the Kruger National Park. There is also a special event for the 80+ alumni. For more information, please phone Henriette Minnaar at 012 420 3980 or email her at [email protected]


Rugby Alumni Club

For more information, please phone Henriette Minnaar at 012 420 3980 or email her at [email protected]


Phahma Alumni Club

The Phahama Alumni Club is a newly established Alumni Club that focuses on networking and supporting disadvantaged students. For more information, please phone Jacqui Pietersen at 012 420 3702 or email her at  [email protected]


TuksAlumni Golf Club

This club is a club for the golf enthusiast alumni. We compete against similar clubs from other universities. For more information, please phone Henriette Minnaar at 012 420 3980 or email her at [email protected]


The following interest group is affiliated:



The future of our alumni

Younger alumni are an important group within the broader alumni body. The Alumni Relations Office presents from time to time specific activities for alumni between 20 to 35 years of age. Younger alumni can also join our existing alumni activities which tend to attract a younger audience.

Examples of these are:

  • AmaTuks soccer supporters
  • Participation in marathons
  • Golf
  • Music evenings
  • Wine-tasting 

Other activities such as our business breakfasts and guest lectures in faculties and departments have a more academic or career orientated content which can also be useful.

The Alumni Relations Office (ARO) builds relationships with students from their first year right up until graduation, and long after they have left the campus. The aim of the ARO is to ensure that the moment a student graduates he/she know exactly what it takes to become an alumni of UP.

The Young Alumni and Student Committee (YASCOM) assists Alumni Relations to help promote the role of active, participating alumni amongst students and young alumni/postgraduate students. This committee also plays a role in promoting a culture of ‘giving back’ amongst pre-alumni. 

We welcome suggestions from students and young alumni alike. If you have any ideas of alumni activities for the youth, contact: Jacqui Pietersen, tel. 012 420 3702 or email  [email protected]



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