Cape Town International Convention Centre

Cape Town, South Africa




The official language of the Congress is English.



Hotel accommodation at special Congress rates will be offered to participants.



Situated on the tip of the African Continent, South Africa is roughly the size of Spain and France combined. Exceptionally diverse for a country of its size, South Africa is like “the world in one country” and contains within its borders scenic attractions from the dramatic, arid landscapes of the northwest to the forest-fringed coastline of the Garden Route; from the flat, dry Karoo interior to the craggy Drakensberg Mountains in the east; from the manicured vineyards of the Cape, to the flower fields of Namaqualand and the bushveld of the Kruger National Park.

South Africa has been one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the world. The climate, the accessibility (for many visitors only an overnight flight away and no jet lag), the location between East and West, the rich cultural heritage and the favourable exchange rate all combine to make South Africa a popular destination for more and more international visitors.

There are 11 official languages in SA. English is the language of administration and is widely spoken.

Other languages are: Afrikaans, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. For more information, please visit



South Africa has three international airports: Most airline networks fly to South Africa. Johannesburg is the main hub and there are scores of daily connections to Cape Town, which is a 2-hour flight away. or directly to Cape Town, there will



All delegates are responsible for obtaining the appropriate visas for entry to South Africa. Please be advised that all visitors to South Africa are required to have one full empty page in their passport. If you do not have one full empty page in your passport you will be denied entry. We highly recommend that all visitors contact their local South African High Commission or Embassy to receive further details about visa regulations.

For further visa information and requirements, please visit

If you require an invitation letter or any further information please contact the Congress secretariat at



South Africa has a modern and sophisticated banking and commercial system and most shops and hotels will accept all major international credit cards.



Local currency is (Rand) ZAR and foreign exchange is readily available from bank branches, including at the airport and kiosks in all major shopping zones. Cape Town has a good network of ATM’s making it easy to withdraw money from International bank accounts. For safety reasons, it is advisable not to carry large quantities of cash. Major international credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Diners Club, and American Express) are widely accepted.



Main outlet power is supplied at 220 volts AC at 50 cycles per second. Local outlets accept three-pronged plugs that differ from those used in Europe, the UK and the USA, adapters are widely available in shops, most hotel rooms have 110 volt outlets for electric shavers and small appliances.



Most shops in the city centres and suburbs are open between 09:00 and 18:00 on weekdays and until 14:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. South African Time is set at GMT +2. There are no time zone differences within South Africa and the country has not adopted a daylight time saving system in summer.



Cellular phones (mobile phones) can be rented at the airport or at Visitor Information Centres. International roaming is available depending on your service provider.



An international driver’s license is required in South Africa and driving is on the left-hand side of the road.