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Getting to/from the airport

Gautrain is an 80-kilometre (50 mi) mass rapid transit railway system in Gauteng Province, South Africa, which links Johannesburg, Pretoria, Ekhuruleni and OR Tambo International Airport. It was built to relieve the traffic congestion in the Johannesburg–Pretoria traffic corridor and offer commuters a viable alternative to road transport, as Johannesburg has limited public transport infrastructure. The project was completed with the opening on 7 June 2012 of the final section.

Tickets available at the station located on the 3rd floor OR TAMBO. Hotel shuttles are available from the Sandton Station.

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Uber Whether you’re headed to work, the airport, or out on the town, the Uber app connects you with a reliable ride – from low-cost to premium – in minutes. Payment is automatic through the app and fares are usually cheaper than a taxi. Download the App in your app store, load your credit card details and simply call for a driver, and the closest one to you is dispatched within seconds! – your account is debited directly and a statement sent through to you at the end of each trip!

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City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality is situated in the Gauteng province and Pretoria is the capital of South Africa. It has merged with the Metsweding District, which was a consequence of the Gauteng Global City Region Strategy to reduce the number of municipalities in Gauteng to at least four by 2016. The new City of Tshwane is now the single-largest metropolitan municipality in the country, comprising seven regions, 105 wards and 210 councillors.
Pretoria has the second-largest number of embassies in the world after Washington DC. Many embassies thus call this city their home. The Union Buildings house the administrative hub of the country and have also been the setting for the presidential inaugurations of Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and the incumbent South African president, Jacob Zuma. These sandstone buildings offer beautiful views over the City.
Visit tshwanetourism.com for more information.

South Africa

South Africans speak English, but that doesn’t mean you’ll always understand them. South African English has a unique flavor, borrowing liberally from the country’s most widely-spoken language, Afrikaans, as well as many traditional African languages. For example, in South Africa traffic lights are called “robots” and something really nice is dubbed “lekker.” A common greeting is “Howzit?” and if you plan to pick someone up 3:30, you say, “I’ll collect you at half past three.”

Venue: CSIR

Message from CSIR with photos of both. We can create a link that will go onto the page of CSIR if you approve. Or we can host their info on our site


Category Dates Fees Includes 14% VAT
SALGA Member    5,500.00
Non SALGA Member    6,000.00
Municipal Registration    6,500.00
Public Early Bird Registration Nov – Dec,31  3,750.00
Public Regular Registration Jan – Mar, 20  4,200.00
Public Late Registration Mar, 20 – May  4,500.00
Student Fee    1,500.00



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