The Postgraduate Club
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The Postgraduate Club

The PG Club is fundamentally a non-profit organisation, which exists for the social benefit of its members. It is a relaxed environment where one has the chance to interact with postgraduates of various disciplines.

The PiG is more than a place to have a beer; it is full of intellectual engagement, communication and student involvement in a range of topics.

Meet professors, teachers and students, some of whom have been with the club since it opened. Over the years, activities at the PiG have included organized events such as quiz nights, regular live acoustic music, vicarious (and sometimes vociferous) participation in televised international sport (like soccer, cricket and rugby) and spontaneous games of darts, dominoes, and backgammon. Many of these special activities have been initiated by the members themselves, with the enthusiastic approval of the Committee.


Access to the PiG is by membership only, but virtually everyone in the Wits community other than undergraduate students is welcome to join.

Postgraduates, alumni, academic staff, and support staff are all eligible for membership, and the PiG also offers special "external" memberships for others with some connection to the Wits community. Membership is on an annual basis, and can be attained by going to the Club, asking for and filling in the relevant form, and paying the appropriate fee. Members are also welcome to bring occasional guests to the Club to join them for a bite or a sip.

Membership fee:

  1. PG STUDENT membership – R 80.00
  2. STAFF membership – R 130.00
  3. EXTERNAL membership – R 180.00