Witwatersrand Lodge is a Freemasons' Lodge under the English Constitution meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was consecrated on 1 May 1915 as Transvaal Masters Lodge, a Lodge for Installed Masters. In 1949 its charter was endorsed to become Witwatersrand Lodge, an ordinary Lodge. 2015 was our Centenary Year.
This web-site has been designed to provide a brief and general insight into Masonry to non-masons and as an introduction to WITWATERSRAND LODGE No. 3745 to fellow Masons throughout the world.
Freemasons hold regular meetings, usually four to twelve times a year. At these meetings we do the normal business that most organisations would do, such as approving minutes of previous meetings, financial reports, voting on resolutions or considering applications for membership. These would then be followed by a ceremony to admit a new member or advance an existing member to a higher level. Sometimes a lecture on an intersting topic is presented.
We hold social events for members and their families and friends several times a year. These could be theatre events, dinners, lunches or just a cup of coffee.
We have several charity events to raise money for various registered charities. Our main annual charity event is a Clay Pigeon Shoot. We also support several small charities, both physically and financially.
For more information, go to our pages about our activities.
3rd Monday of February, March, May, June, August, October and November at 7:00pm.
Our Installation meeting is on the 3rd Monday of January at 6:30pm, visitors at 7:15pm.
We dine at Freemasons Hall after our meetings.
Freemasons wishing to dine, please contact us to make a booking.
Please bear in mind that a great deal of the information about Freemasonry on the internet is not correct.
All the links on this site are to what we believe are reliable and honest web sites, and we make sure all the information on this site is correct.
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We have heard reports of people paying money to agents on the internet to join Freemasonry. That is not how Freemasonry works. If you were to join a Lodge, you would meet with several members in person to get to know each other, you would then apply to join, your application would be voted on by the members of the Lodge and only then would you be required to pay any fees. You need to live near the Lodge you join to enable you to attend meetings regularly. Any "Introductory" fees are probably a scam. The process of joining involves a ceremony in a physical Lodge, not the buying of a certificate or joining a virtual Lodge.
Witwatersrand Lodge are Freemasons of the English Constitution. In South Africa we have Freemasons following the English, Irish, Scottish, South African and Netherlandic Constitutions, the only place in the world with five practising constitutions. The different constitutions are very similar in that they all follow the same principles but there are some very interesting differences between them.
We have several pages on Freemasonry in South Africa.
Our next regular meeting will be on Monday 20 January 2020 at 18:30 at Park Lane. This will be our annual Installation meeting, visitors admitted at 19:15.
See more information on our Lodge Calendar.
For more upcoming meetings, please go visit Lodge.org.za
If you are a Freemason and are visiting Johannesburg, South Africa, we invite you to join us at one of our
Please contact us, details at the bottom of this page.
If you are not a Mason but are interested in joining Freemasonry we would like to hear from you.
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6 Park Lane, Parktown, Johannesburg.
Entrance is opposite Princess Place
We share parking with Brenthurst Clinic.
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Secretary, Witwatersrand Lodge
P.O.Box 6980, Birchleigh 1621