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The Venue

SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE

 

Sandton Convention Centre is South Africa’s leading event venue, offering prestigious multi-use event spaces and venues in the financial hub of Johannesburg.

 

Conveniently located in the vibrant business district of Sandton in northern Johannesburg and within easy reach of the Gautrain and O. R. Tambo International Airport, the Sandton Convention Centre (SCC) is flanked by a number of leading hotels, sophisticated shopping centres and entertainment complexes.

Telephone:
+27 11 779 0000
Email:
[email protected]

Physical Address:
161 Maude St
Sandown,
Sandton
Johannesburg
2196

VISA Requirements

  • All attendees must have 2 adjacent blank pages in their passports, which must be valid for no less than 30 days after expiry of the intended visit.
  • A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required if you are traveling from an African country.
  • Visitors’ visas are required for international travelers who have permanent residence outside South Africa and who wish to visit the country on a temporary basis for tourism or business purposes for a
  • period of 90 days or less.

Note that requirements are subject to change.

 

For more information and requirements please go to: http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/index.php/immigration-services/apply-for-a-south-african-visa

COVID Entry Protocol

  • A traveler must provide a valid certificate or have a negative COVID-19 test outcome, recognized by the World Health Organisation, or equivalent local accredited authority, obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel. South African Authorities reserve the right to verify the authenticity of the presented certificate.
  • A passenger is required to always wear a face mask in all public areas and practice social distancing.
  • An “immunity passport”, “risk -free certificate” or “passport immunity” in respect of COVID -19 is not acceptable.

For more information please go to: https://www.gov.za/covid-19/individuals-and-households/travel-coronavirus-covid-19

Accommodation

HOTEL SKY SANDTON

Rates including breakfast:

  • Standard Single Room – R895.00
  • Standard Double Room – R960.00

Distance from venue – 17.4km

 

Address: 150 West Street Corner West Street and Maude St, Sandton

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SAA would like to offer the Regional and Domestic delegates market related airfares on the services of SAA subject to the relevant class availability.

 

These airfares average to a discount of approximately 5-15% off our lowest published airfares depending on point of sale. 

 

These airfares will only be applicable for travel 14 days prior and/or after the official event dates.

 

It is possible that lower airfares may be purchased on our website www.flysaa.com but all conditions pertaining to these airfares will be adhered to, no waivers will be permitted. 

About The City: Johannesburg

Johannesburg, 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. Whether you are on business, in search of a cultural encounter, an adrenaline rush or simply want to relax and unwind for a few days, the city of Johannesburg has everything you’re looking for and more!

Getting around the city

 

The Gautrain is an 80-kilometre express commuter rail system in Gauteng, South Africa, which links Johannesburg, Pretoria, Ekurhuleni, and O.R. Tambo International Airport.

 

Follow this link to plan your journeyhttps://www.gautrain.co.za/pdf/Gautrain_User_Guide_FA.pdf

 

Purchasing A Gautrain Card: https://www.gautrainalerts.co.za/purchasegautraincard/

Top 6 Things to do in the city

Gold Reef City, eight kilometers from the city center, takes you back to the gold rush days through a series of thrilling theme park rides and historical exhibits. This family-friendly attraction hosts reproductions of buildings and businesses from the era, and you can also tour a disused shaft of the Crown Mines, one of the richest goldmines in the world.

The Apartheid Museum graphically portrays the apartheid story through photos, artifacts, newspaper clippings, chilling personal accounts, and film footage. The sights and sounds of the apartheid era assail visitors as they move through the thought-provoking permanent exhibits on an emotional journey through South Africa’s history.

Soweto (an abbreviation for Southwestern Townships) lies 20 kilometers southwest of Johannesburg and offers a journey into the soul of the fight for freedom. Popular attractions to visit here are Mandela House, where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to 1962, and the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum, which honors the brave students who protested apartheid during the Soweto Uprisings.

At the Lion & Safari Park, you can get up-close with some of Africa’s famous wildlife less than an hour’s drive north from downtown Johannesburg. Animal interactions are the highlight here. You can cuddle a lion cub, take the Cheetah Walk, and hand feed giraffes.

About an hour’s drive from Johannesburg, the Cradle of Humankind is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most productive and important paleo-anthropological areas. One of the top attractions here are the Sterkfontein stalactitic caves, which consist of six linked underground chambers with a lake at a depth of about 40 meters.

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens offer a serene slice of wilderness on the edge of the city. Managed by the South African National Biodiversity Institute, the garden is one of nine national botanical gardens in South Africa, and this particular location offers plenty of space and beautiful views of red-rock cliffs.