Venue & General Information
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.
The Sandton Convention Centre is the foremost venue for hosting exhibitions, events and conferences in South Africa. With 22,000 m² of flexible event space, contemporary Afro-chic décor and technologically advanced facilities, the SCC is perfectly suited to hosting your event.
The average temperature in Johannesburg in November is very mild at 19 °C (66 °F). Afternoons can be fairly hot with average high temperatures reaching 25 °C (77 °F). Overnight temperatures are generally a little cool with an average low of 13 °C (55 °F). The city enjoys a dry, sunny climate, with the exception of occasional late afternoon downpours in the summer months of October to April.
South Africa is GMT+2 (2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time).
Example: 12h00 midday in South Africa, is:
06h00 am in New York, USA
11h00 am in London, UK
12h00 midday in Paris, France
20h00 pm in Sydney, Australia
TIPPING / GRATUITIES
A 10% gratuity on the bill generally applies in restaurants and is normally at the discretion of the diner and dependent on the standard of service experienced. Restaurants usually do not include the tip in the bill unless the booking is for 10 or more people.
The electricity supply in South Africa is 220/230 volts AC 50Hz. Appliances of lesser voltage require a transformer (especially those with a heating element such as hairdryers). Adapters are obtainable locally and in most cases available from your hotel concierge. Most hotel rooms have 110-volt outlets for electric shavers and small appliances.
South African tap water is completely safe to drink and quite palatable. Bottled water is also available from room service, restaurants and at retail outlets.
SAFETY / SECURITY
Delegates are advised to take the usual safety precautions. Do not walk alone in quiet streets after dark. Use a taxi at night and only those from a reputable taxi company. Check with your hotel concierge as to the safety of a specific area should you be unsure. Do not to attract attention by displaying expensive items such as cameras and expensive watches and jewelery when sightseeing. Make use of the hotel safety deposit box or your room safe to safeguard valuables and passports.
Smoking is prohibited by law in public areas throughout South Africa, including airports, shopping malls and restaurants. Most public spaces have specially designated smoking areas.
The monetary unit is the South African Rand (ZAR)
The international symbol is R. R1 = 100 cents.
Currency is issued in denominations of notes of R200, R100, R50, R20, R10 and coins. Please visit www.xe.com to convert your local currency.
VALUE ADDED TAX
Value added tax (VAT) is included in the price of most goods and services. Visitors are required to pay VAT on purchased goods. VAT refunds may be claimed at airports, harbors and custom offices on items taken out of the country when the total value exceeds R250.00. Customs officials will ask to see the items as well as their purchase slips when applying for a refund.
Mobile phones with a local South African sim card & number can be rented at
Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport and returned upon departure.