The Windhoek Club celebrates 100 years

05 October 2018 Author  
The Windhoek Club will celebrate 100 years on Saturday at the Maerua Mall Rooftop in Windhoek, bringing together old, present and new members.
The business club is the oldest networking group for individuals engaged across a broad spectrum of businesses.
The Windhoek Club has whites-only origins in the old United Services Club, which began in 1918 when allied forces sought a place where they could gather to rest, read newspapers, and play a game of cards or billiards.
The Windhuk Advertiser, now known as the Windhoek Observer, was the official organ of the United Services Club for fifty years, and celebrated its Golden Jubilee as such in 1969.
The United Services Club evolved over time, with the United Sports Club also emerging separately, and subsequently changed its name to The Windhoek Club, which is still its official name today, though its colonial and apartheid era history are things of the past.
After 100 years, the Windhoek Club is still going strong, with members patronising the club house daily at the premises they share with the Alte Feste Lions, and it is upon this tapestry of colourful Namibian club history, that old and new members reflect and commit to building the club's inclusive future.


The Windhoek Observer is an English-language weekly newspaper, published in Namibia by Paragon Investment Holding. It is the country's oldest and largest circulating weekly.

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