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June 6, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa: Business Events Made Easy - Tshwane

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Known as the Jacaranda City, Tshwane becomes a purple wonderland every October thanks to over 50 000 Jacarandas in bloom. It is the administrative capital of South Africa and offers a range of things to do and see. It is home to the first House of Parliament, and the Voortrekker Monument. Freedom Park, a huge outdoor space, pays tribute to South African leaders, while the botanical gardens and open spaces are amongst the best in the world. As a business and learning hub, Tshwane offers much in the way of high-class restaurants, malls, museums, galleries, and social hotspots. 

More than just a business and leisure hub with infrastructure to match, Tshwane is also a centre for knowledge sharing. There are a number of universities and research facilities within the city, and lt, it attracts many high-profile international business events. These include the 33rd Annual Southern African Transport Conference and Exhibition, UN Habitat III Thematic Meeting, and the 9th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management. Some of the upcoming business events in Tshwane are the Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists Conference, and the 2nd International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine – both taking place in July – the 45th Conference of the Physiology Society of Southern Africa in August, and the IEEE Africon 2017 in September. 

Key Venues

CSIR International Convention Centre

The CSIR ICC is an integral part of the business events and knowledge-sharing landscape of Tshwane and hosts up to 700 events annually. It provides superb facilities with conference, function and exhibition venues that can accommodate events of between 10 and 500 delegates, with groups as large as 1000 at times. The venue now also offers live web streaming to reach broader audiences. www.csiricc.co.za

Diamond Auditorium 150 - 450 theatre-style with full-length desks
Crystal/Garnet/Onyx 50 - 160 level seating with balcony view
Amber Banquet Room 150 - 450 level seating
Exhibition Hall 10 - 1000 includes roof hanging points, electrical and data services, loading for heavy vehicles

Tshwane Events Centre

From business meetings and conferences to themed events and exhibitions, the Tshwane Events Centre offers a range of flexible conferencing and exhibition facilities at competitive rates. Its conference rooms can host up to 500, while the largest exhibition hall covers 11 600 square metres of floor space. For more information, visit www.tshwane-events.co.za.   

Acacia (Acacia/Karoo/Swazica/Senegal) Conferencing 10 - 300 delegates
Baobab Conferencing 500 cinema-style
Hall A (Skilpad Sall) Exhibitions 4 600sqm
Hall J Exhibitions 11 600sqm
Hall L Exhibitions 4 010sqm

Incentive Travel Products

A city with a rich history and heritage, Tshwane offers much in the way of incentive travel. Its close proximity to Johannesburg makes it part of South Africa’s ‘bleisure’ playground, with galleries, museums, heritage sites, natural sanctuaries, five-star resorts, and plenty of nightlife to enjoy. In Tshwane is Dinokeng, a region that includes the historic mining town of Cullinan, the Roodeplaat Dam – a birding paradise – and the Dinokeng Game Reserve, Gauteng’s only free-roaming Big Five reserve. 

As the administrative capital, Tshwane is also home to the leafy city centre of Pretoria. Arcadia is situated here and includes the Union Buildings, the president’s residence, and other places of historical significance. Those in search of an authentic township experience can head over to Mamelodi where domestic and international visitors can explore one of Gauteng’s oldest neighborhoods through chauffeured tours, extreme cycling activities, team-building exercises, and tours of Tshwane nightspots.


Located in Gauteng – one of the world’s best climates – Tshwane is wind-free with warm, rainy summers, and crisp, clear winters. Temperature in Pretoria and Johannesburg vary by about 2% with Pretoria being warmer. 


Tshwane is in close proximity to OR Tambo International Airport and Lanseria Airport. Airlines to the region include:

  • Air China 
  • Air France
  • Air Mauritius 
  • Brasil
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Delta
  • EgyptAir 
  • EL AL Israel Airlines 
  • Emirates 
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Etihad Airways
  • Iberia
  • Kenya Airways
  • KLM
  • LATAM Airlines 
  • Lufthansa
  • Qantas 
  • Qatar Airways
  • RwandAir 
  • Saudia 
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • TAAG Angola Airlines 
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United
  • Virgin Atlantic

Currency and Exchange Rate

South African Rands (ZAR) US Dollar (USD) Euro (EUR) Chinese Yuan (CNY)
50 3.93 3.48 26.70


Gauteng Convention and Events Bureau

Email: [email protected] 
Tel: +27 (0)11 085 2500
Web: www.gauteng.net 

Tshwane Tourism Association
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +27 (0)12 841 4212 
Web: www.tshwanetourism.com 

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