Venue

The conference takes place in the Albert Luthuli Auditorium at the headquarters of the National Research Foundation in Pretoria (Tshwane), close to the Department of Science and Technology and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Conference Fee

The conference fee is ZAR 2500. It covers the cost of lunches and refreshments, the conference dinner and a T-shirt. We expect to be able to  waive the registration fee and provide a limited number of travel grants for students from both South Africa and the international SALT partners, thanks to financial support from the SA National Research Foundation and SALT. Please indicate on the registration form if you are a student applying for support. 


Gautrain at OR Tambo

Getting there

By plane

OR Tambo International Airport has connections from major cities throughout the world. Various rental services are operating at the airport.

If you prefer public transport, you may use the Gautrain. Board the train to Sandton via Marlboro Station. Get off at Marlboro Station and change to the train going to Hatfield Station. Disembark at Hatfield Station and take the H2 Lynnwood Gautrain Bus. Get off the bus at the Scientia bus stop. A one way trip will cost about ZAR 200 (excluding the ZAR 16 fee for buying a Gautrain card).

In case you are looking for a shuttle service, contact us at conference2018@salt.ac.za for suggestions.

Uber is available as well. A one way trip will cost you about ZAR 470.

By bus

Pretoria is serviced by major bus companies. To get from Pretoria Station to the National Research Foundation, take the Gautrain to Hatfield Station. Disembark at Hatfield Station and take the H2 Lynnwood Gautrain Bus. Get off the bus at the Scientia bus stop. A one way trip will cost about ZAR 50 (excluding the ZAR 16 fee for buying a Gautrain card).


Accommodation

We are looking into securing a block booking for accommodation. More information will come soon.

Visa Requirements

The IATA offers an interactive page with visa and passport requirements. Please make sure that your passport has sufficiently many empty pages and doesn’t expire too soon.

If you are travelling with children under the age of 18, they need an unabridged birth certificate and might need a letter of consent or other documentation. Please see the Department of Home Affairs’ website for more details.

Kindly note that the above is for information only and does not constitute legal advice. We strongly recommend you double-check requirements with your travel agent or a South African embassy.