Wowos Club

Don't be a number, be a member


Wonga Ntshinga

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Formation of Wowos Club

It was on 24 May 1999 that I decided to form this group. Then we had the following members: Bathabile Mthethwa (Tshomi), Johannes Nakana (Meneer), Lerato Mohaule (Bookworm), Lundi Sishi (Self-Appointed Coach), Michelle Du Sart (now an Ex-Member), Paula Makwea (Intelligent Girl), Patrick Otto (Baas Patrick), Sibongile Mahlangu (Sbosh), and our 1st Group President Brandley Ngcobo. 


I did not know that in few years to come we will have our own website with a motto that reads, " dont be wow a>I did not know that in few years to come we will have our own website with a motto that reads, "Wow dont be a number, be a member". This motto was the intellectual work of our Executive Member Bathabile Mthethwa. Today, our group is made up of over 183 members (i.e. including Facebook Members) and it is still growing. These members are all over the world, as far as Australia, Swaziland, and Nigeria. 


A lot has happened since the 24th of May 1999. We saw the launch of the Question Of the Week Distribution E-mail. This distribution was then followed by the Quote Of the Month, Quote of the Year (my favourite), Shock Of the Week, Find thy Special One, and Breaking News, to name but a few. 


Incomparable members were then awarded the Wowos 2002 Year Awards. They are: Rolphy Matloum (Member of the Year), Joseph Ramaisa Khoanyane (Most Improved Member), Brandley Ngcobo (Most Active Member), Nozizwe Mahlaba (Best New Comer), Bathabile Mthethwa (Most Creative Member), Patrick Otto (Most Amusing Member), and Jerry Sereme (Most Controversial Member).


Chapters were then established on 25 November 2002. These Chapters were Eastern Cape Chapter, Gauteng Chapter, Western Cape Chapter, Australian Chapter, Nigeria Chapter, Limpopo Chapter, and Mpumalanga Chapter. The intention for these Chapters is to allow members to govern themselves.


Ditaba Moeketsi came up with the mission statement of Wowos in 2003, which read "To entertain, advice, teach, and grow together. To be the Best we can be in everything we do!" and indeed Wowos lives on this mission and vision of Ditaba! Wowos will live to this mission for years and years to come. For generations and generations to come!

Ditaba joined the club on 10 March 2003 recruited by our Independent Observer Thokozile Nhlapo. In 2003 Wowos was happening! We attended a lot of functions and the man behind the scene was Mr. GG, as we affectionately called him! In that same year, Ditaba was given the award of the Best New Comer in Wowos. As if that was not enough for him, he headed the Wowos Internal Investigation Commitee (WIIC). Then, you could not just write and make accussation, you would be investigated :-). How time flies!

Files to view: 

1. Wowo's Club Architecture (WCA) 

Wonga Ntshinga


Wowo's Club