Registration and Accommodation queries:
Tel: +27 (0) 21 9489549
Fax: +27 (0) 21 9485563
Event Management Solutions
Tel: +27 21 7120571
Fax: 0866 86 8882
Conference Venue Address:
Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM)
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town
Anzio Road, Observatory 7925
Cape Town, South Africa
Tel.021-4066725 (Venue administrator)
Registration & Information Desk
This service will be situated in the Foyer, outside the Wolfson Auditoriusm from 07h00 on 6 and 7 October 2015
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) 21 948 9549
Yellow Fever Certificate
A yellow fever certificate is required. It is vital to obtain this certificate, as without it, entry to South Africa will be denied
. Please note that the yellow fever certificate is valid for a period of ten years. If you are already in possession of a yellow fever certificate, it is advised that you check the expiration date prior to obtaining a new one.
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 month of October is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs ranging from 20°C to 22°C over the course of the month, exceeding 27°C or dropping below 17°C only one day in ten.
Daily low temperatures range from 10°C to 12°C, falling below 7°C or exceeding 15°C only one day in ten.
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.
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.
The organising committee, the congress organiser, accept no liability for any damages, injury and/loss of whatever nature by participants and/or accompanying person.