Welcome to Round Table Southern Africa

Round Table Southern Africa is a non-political, non-denominational association of young men between the ages of 18 and 40. Embracing representatives of nearly every profession and occupation, and whose objects encompass the encouragement of high ethical standards. The promotion of social networking and fellowship among young professional men, the quickening of individual interest in everything affecting the public welfare, and the promotion of understanding amongst peoples of different cultural, language and political backgrounds.

ARTSA - the Association of Round Tables in Southern Africa - consists of all the Round Tables of Namibia and South Africa.

The main aim of Round Table is to enjoy fellowship with people from all walks of life, as well as organising fund raising events and community activities.

Message from Rupert Niebuhr

Hello, and welcome to Round Table Southern Africa!

My name is Rupert Niebuhr, I come from a small town in Northern Natal called Vryheid, from Round Table number 129 and I am the Round Table Southern Africa President.

I would like to tell you a little bit more about Round Table.

Round Table is an organization for young men, between the ages of 18 and 40.  It was founded in 1927 in Norwich, Great Britain by a Rotarian called Louis Marchesi.  Round Table was brought to Southern Africa in 1951 by Dr David Smith.  The first club was established in East London but it soon expanded to other major cities with clubs quickly being chartered in all parts of Southern Africa.

Round Table is a non-denominational, nonpolitical, nonracial organization for young professional men.

The aim is to bring young men together in a social environment, where they can become friends, network their business interests and assist the disadvantaged by combining their skills.  Members will be exposed to some learned individuals, who are willing to share their knowledge with like-minded young men.  They will be molded by mentors into better versions of themselves.  They will be taught valuable skills such as, public speaking, project management, accounting skills and will hone his leadership skills.

Round Table Southern Africa forms part of Round Table International, with around 30000 members across the globe it gives its members the unique opportunity of being welcomed with unrivaled hospitality as a brother in very large parts of the world.  Developing international relations is a big part of Round Table and allows us to show people from other parts of the world just how wonderful Southern Africa is!

My time in Round Table has been an educational and exciting one and I look forward to what the future holds for this fantastic organization!  I encourage you to contact us should you wish to experience it for yourself by clicking on the link below, we will contact you to help you establish contact with your nearest club!

Adopt, Adapt, Improve!

Rupert Niebuhr
Vryheid 129
Round Table Southern Africa President

Get in touch


Rupert Niebuhr president@roundtable.co.za

Vice President

Andrew Lea vicepresident@roundtable.co.za

Branding Officer

Alan Malan branding@roundtable.co.za


Jacques Visagie pro@roundtable.co.za


Michael Gouweloos secretary@roundtable.co.za