Logistics Note

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, will host the 2022 Conference of the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) on Technology and the future of human rights. The conference will be held at Future Africa, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa and online.


  • Deadline for submission of abstracts and panel suggestions: 15 April 2022
  • Registration opens: 31 March 2022
  • Notification of selected abstracts and panels: 30 April 2022


The conference will be held at Future Africa which is located on the University of Pretoria experimental farm, 3 km east of central Hatfield (Google maps: 67X6+98 Pretoria). Entrance is through the University of Pretoria Sports Campus on South Street. It is a pleasant walk of less than 40 minutes through nice scenery from central Hatfield. Alternatively, you can use Bolt, Uber or a shuttle bus for transport to/from central Hatfield.


To view the conference facilities at Future Africa, please visit 


Wifi is available throughout Future Africa and log in details will be provided in advance for all registered participants. Free wifi is also available at many hotels, restaurants and coffee shops in Hatfield.


Participants are responsible for travel, accommodation and other meals.  

Travel information

The closest international airport to Pretoria is OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. From the airport, you can take a shuttle (around 500 ZAR one way). There are a number of shuttle companies, for example, EZShuttle, www.ezshuttle.co.za. If you book a shuttle your driver will hold a sign with your name as you exit from the baggage claim area. Alternatively, you can take the Gautrain to Hatfield (change at Marlboro station). The Hatfield Gautrain station is centrally located in Hatfield, 3 km from Future Africa where the conference will be held. For local transport within Pretoria, the easiest way to get around is with Bolt or Uber.

Accommodation at Future Africa

Participants can book rooms at Future Africa, 

Accommodation in Hatfield

There are also many hotels, guesthouses and hostels in Hatfield and Brooklyn from which the conference venue can be easily reached.

Electricity plugs

South Africa has its own electrical plugs that are not compatible with those of other countries (https://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/, type M). In some hotels etc there are also plugs that are compatible with type C plugs, which is the standard plugin much of Europe, South America and Asia. A limited number of charging points will be available in the conference venues.

Welcome cocktail and conference dinner

A welcome cocktail will be held at Future Africa on Thursday evening, 1 September 2022. A conference dinner will be held on Friday 2 September 2022. Transport to the conference dinner will be provided. 

Doctoral workshop

A workshop for doctoral candidates and supervisors will be held on 1 September 2022 on the main campus of the University of Pretoria in Hatfield. Please indicate when you register if you would be interested in participating in the workshop which will include lectures, discussion of work in progress and exchange of best practices in doctoral supervision. Participation in the workshop is free of charge but space is limited to a maximum 40 participants.


If you are coming from far away take the opportunity to explore South Africa when you are here for the AHRI conference. For excursions in the vicinity of Pretoria/Tshwane see for example: https://www.tripadvisor.co.za/Attractions-g312583-Activities-Pretoria_Gauteng.html

Important Dates
Conference Duration
1 September 2022 09:00 - 3 September 2022 17:00
31 March 2022 - 3 September 2022 [CLOSED]
AHRI 2022: Conference of the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI)
Prof Magnus Killander
Contact Email
[email protected]
Contact Number
(+27) 0124205407