6 December 2018
Upon arriving at the OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg, go through immigration, follow the signs to claim baggage and clear customs. More information about OR Tambo Airport can be found at http://johannesburg-airport.co.za/
We would recommend that you either take the Gautrain or a taxi from the airport to your place of accommodation. Your hotel may also offer transport from the hotel – contact your hotel directly regarding transport to and from the airport.
Please note that a Gautrain Gold Card costs R15 to purchase, this is a non-refundable cost of the card. The cost from OR Tambo Airport to Pretoria is R 150.00.To reach your hotel from the Gautrain Station you will need to take a taxi. The costs is approximately R30 to R50.
Taxi's and Shuttle Services
There are numerous taxi and shuttle services available. These include:
An airport shuttle service is also an affordable option. Two possible service providers are:
The cost is approximately R400.00 to R560.00
Temperature ranges from 22 to 26 degrees Celsius. Please refer to https://www.accuweather.com/en/za/pretoria/1143384/april-weather/1143384 for more information on the weather forecast.
The currency in Pretoria is the South African Rand (ZAR). The exchange rate is approximately USD1 = ZAR (South African Rand) R 13.81
Check https://treasury.un.org/operationalrates/OperationalRates.php#S for the most up-to-date exchange rates. Most foreign currencies (such as Euro, the American dollar, the British pound, etc.) are easily exchangeable at the airport, banks and small currency exchange bureaus.
International credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and bank cards) can be used in most cash machines (ATMs) and for payments at hotels and shops. Some do accept American Express. Cash machines, restaurants, taxi, car rental agencies and most shops accept all major credit cards. Cash payments are the most popular payment method, however credit and debit cards such as MasterCard or Visa are commonly accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants.
The working language of the Conference will be English.
The Congress materials and badges will be distributed to participants at the Conference Registration Desk during registration. Name badges are required for admission to all academic, social or cultural events.
The dress code will be business for the Conference Program.
Each delegate will receive a Wi-Fi voucher and instructions how to use it for the duration of the conference.
(+27) Country code (South Africa)
(011) Johannesburg area code
10111 National Emergency Response
112 Cell Phone Emergency
(Netcare Waterfall City Hospital) +27 (011) 301 0000
South Africa uses Central European Time (GMT + 01:00).
On the 14th March 2019 there will be an optional excusion organised by the conference conveners. Information about the excursion will be made known to conference participants closer to the conference date.
Address: Fehrsen Street & Veale Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria
Tel: +27 (012) 346 0925
Dating from 1938, this house was built for the sculptor, Anton van Wouw. It's currently used as the Anton van Wouw Museam.
Address: Old Arts Building 2-9 University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Road, Hatfield
Tel: +27 (012) 420 4017
3. Union Buildings
The Union Buildings form the official seat of the South African government and also house the offices of the president of South Africa. In November 1910 the cornerstone of the Union Building was laid.
Address: Eeufees Rd, Groenkloof 358-Jr, Pretoria, 0027
Tel: +27 (012) 300 200
4. Voortrekker Monument
The Voortrekker Monument is located just south of Pretoria in South Africa. This massive granite structure is prominently located on a hilltop, and was raised to commemorate the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854.
Address: Government Ave, Pretoria, 0002
5. Freedom Park
Using the nation's unique culture, heritage, history and spirituality, Freedom Park tells the previously untold stories. It is the heart and soul of South Africa captured in one breath-taking space.
Address: Corner Koch and 7th Avenue, Salvokop, Pretoria
Tel: +27 (012) 336 4000
6. Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves
Sterkfontein is a set of limestone caves of special interest to paleo-anthropologists located in Gauteng province, about 40 km northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa in the Muldersdrift area close to the town of Krugersdorp.
Address: Kromdraai Rd, Johannesburg
Tel: +27 014 577 9000
7. Aerial Cableway, Hartbeespoort
The Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway, originally constructed in 1973, extends to the top of the Magaliesberg and offers panoramic views of the Magaliesberg, Hartbeespoort Dam and the surrounding area.
Address: Melodie agricultural holdings, Hartbeespoort, 0260
Tel: +27 (012) 253 9910
8. Apartheid Museum
The Apartheid Museum is a museum complex in Johannesburg, South Africa illustrating apartheid and the 20th century history of South Africa. The complex, owned by Gold Reef City Casino, was opened in November 2001.
Address: Northern Park Way and Gold Reef Rd, Johannesburg, 2001
Tel: +27 (011) 309 -4700
9. Mandela House
The Nelson Mandela National Museum, commonly referred to as Mandela House, is the house on Vilakazi Street, Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa, where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to 1962.
Address: Vilakazi Street, Orlando West, Soweto, Johannesburg
Tel: +2711 9367754
Address: Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg, 2055
Tel: +2711 510 7000
11. Rosebank Sunday Market (only opens on Sundays)
Rosebank Sunday Market is a true expression of South Africa’s vibrancy and dynamism. The Rosebank Sunday Market celebrates its’ diversity through its’ variety; offering something for everyone with a large selection of craft stalls, live music, kids entertainment and gourmet food traders.
Address: 50 Bath Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196
Tel: +2711 028 7819
Address: 520 Kromdraai Road, Kromdraai, Krugersdorp, 1739
Tel: +2711 957 0349
Who to contact:
City Sightseeing Jo'burg Taxi to Soweto Tour
Tel: +27861 733 287
Soweto Outdoor Adventures
Tel: +2772 692 8159
 The South African Rand (sign: R; code: ZAR) is the currency of South Africa. The Rand is subdivided into 100 cents (sign: "c").