Closing date for abstracts: 28 July 2019
Notice of acceptance by: 4 August 2019
Registration and Accommodation queries:
Tel: +27 (0) 21 9101913
Fax: +27 (0) 21 9100471
Event Management Solutions (Pty) Ltd
Tel: +27 21 7120571
Fax: 0866 86 8882
Conference Venue Address:
Address: 4 Energy Lane, Century City, Cape Town, 7446
Phone: 021 204 8000
Registration & Information Desk
This service will be situated in the Foyer of the Century City Conference Centre:
Wednesday 28 August, from 07h00
Thursday 29 August from 06h30
Friday, 30 August from 07h00
Saturday, 31 August from 07h00
Sunday, 1 September from 07h30
Important information regarding visa requirements can be found on the website of the Department of Home Affairs, while SouthAfrica.info will also assist you with user-friendly information
Should you require a letter of invitation please contact our registration office on: Tel: +27 (0) 21 9101913.
Yellow Fever Certificate
A yellow fever certificate is only required if you are travelling from a country where yellow fever is endemic. Please check with your travel agent. If required, please ensure you are in possession of a valid yellow fever certificate at least 2 weeks prior to travel, failing which you will not be permitted entry into South Africa.
Malaria risk in South Africa is confined to the northeaster parts of the country (the Lowveld of Mpumalanga and Limpopo and on the Maputaland coast of KwaZulu-Natal). Cape Town is a risk free area.
Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate, with mild, moderately wet winters and dry, warm summers. The summer months in Cape Town stretch from December through to March, while cooler weather sets in from April through to November. In August the average high temperature is 20 °C (68°F) as the average high temperature. The evenings in Cape Town are colder, and the average low temperature drops to 12°C (53°F), the same as in January. In August we can expect and estimated 10 days of rain over the month.
Currency and exchange
The South African Rand (ZAR) is the local currency. Foreign exchange can be done at the airport as well as at all major hotels. Notes come in denominations of R10, R20, R50, R100 and R200; and coins come in 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, R1, R2 and R5. There are two R5 coins in circulation, both of which are legal currency. All transactions are rounded down to the nearest 5c. Rand (ZAR). 100 cents equals one rand. A passport will be required for ALL forex transactions.
Foreigners can claim sales tax refunds and should ask salesmen to fill out a tax refund form when purchasing any goods.
VAT is set at 15%
Credit cards, shopping
The South African Rand (ZAR) is the local currency. All major credit cards are accepted throughout South Africa.
The voltage throughout South Africa is 220V/50hz. Most plugs are 15 amp 3-prong or 5 amp 2-prong, in both cases with round pins. If you’re bringing anything electrical, bring an adapter. Most hotels have 110 volt outlets for electric shavers and appliances. Adaptors can be bought at the airport on your arrival, and may be available at your hotel.
Contact the Registration Desk.
We urge delegates to take care of their personal possessions at all times as the convenors nor the organisers of the symposium will take responsibility for any loss or damage to any delegates property.
The official language of the Congress will be English. No simultaneous translations will be provided.
Must please be worn at all times for security reasons.
Food and Drink: Only water may be consumed inside the auditorium. Please respect this request. Smoking: Strict legislation governs smoking in public places in South Africa. Smoking is absolutely forbidden within the venue.
Mobile phones: Please ensure that mobile phones are on silent mode during the meeting sessions.
Time-keeping: As time will be very tight, delegates are requested to respect the starting times for all sessions.
Emergency Medical Services
Dial 10111 from any mainline telephone for an emergency response.
All guests are responsible for own insurance.
Disclaimer The organising committee, the congress organiser, accept no liability for any damages, injury and/loss of whatever nature by participants and/or accompanying person.