The regional conference will take place at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Center.
Just north of the fast-paced business world of Sandton in Johannesburg, this venue has award-winning conference and meeting facilities, which are recognized as being some of the best and most comprehensive on the African continent.
Indaba has easy and convenient access to all main highways and to OR Tambo International Airport and a mere 15km from Lanseria International Airport. The venue features 24 multi purpose conference sites that can accommodate up to 2000 delegates in total.
The Conference will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 4th and 5th of December 2019.
Johannesburg in South Africa is the second largest city in Africa, in 2016 there were 4.94 million people living in the City of Johannesburg. Joburg, or Jozi as some prefer to call it, offers visitors an experience as unique and diverse as the city itself. Johannesburg is a young city with an incredible history and legacy. Click here to read more.
The city is also a hub for local, national, and international travel. South Africa’s first high-speed train, the Gautrain, links Johannesburg with Pretoria as well as stops along the way; another spur connects with nearby O.R. Tambo International Airport.
There are three international airports but the one most people arrive at is the Johannesburg International Airport (O. R Tambo International Airport). The airport is approximately 45 kilometers to our conference venue, Indaba Conference center. The other two international airports are Cape Town International Airport and Durban International Airport, where here connecting flights to Johannesburg can be accessed.
If you travel overland (or if you live in a neighboring country) there are several borders you can cross. Border posts are open daily. Click here for the different borders and trading hours. The roads in South Africa are among the best in Africa which makes it a good place to rent a car and do some independent sightseeing.
Currency and banking in South Africa
The South African unit of currency is called the Rand and it is divided into 100 cents. Credit cards are commonly accepted and ATM machines are widely available in the main cities and towns. The conference venue offers currency exchange services.
It is normal to tip in South Africa, so keep your small change handy. In restaurants 10-15% is standard. Tipping tour guides, trackers, and game rangers are also the norm since they depend on this for most of their income.
Banking in South Africa - Business Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9h 00 - 15h 00
Wednesday: 10h 00- 15h 00
Saturday: 8.30h – 11.30h
Most of the banks refer to these standard banking hours. Take note that banks will be closed on Sundays and public holidays.
William Nicol Drive & Pieter Wenning Road, Johannesburg
Health and climate
Johannesburg has numerous hospitals and clinics. Vaccinations for both Hepatitis A and Diphtheria are highly recommended. However, vaccinations are not essential. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers over one year old arriving from an infected area.
On climate, Johannesburg has a temperate climate. Summertime temperatures average about 75 °F (24 °C). South Africa is a perennial country, but rainfall is more common in summer (between December and March). It is advisable to have screen block, hat, sunglasses and an umbrella for the heat and possibly, rain.