Visiting Pretoria

South Africa is hosting this year’s Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress. Here, you can feel rhythmic pulse of Africa intertwined with the western influences of the past, it’s a place where the soul of a country comes from the hearts and minds of its people, where hope and joy has been spawned by the pursuit of freedom and equality, where the rolling hills, towering mountains and fertile valleys give way to vibrant and dynamic cities, and where the wildest of experiences can be enjoyed by the most sophisticated of palates.

Hosted by the Future Africa Institute at the University of Pretoria in the administrative capital, Tshwane, you’ll find yourself in the city with the most foreign representative bodies in the world after Washington DC, amid four universities and seven national science councils. The City of Tshwane boasts two nature reserves with big game such as rhino, antelope, lion and giraffe close to the city center of Pretoria.

For additional information on attending SRI in Pretoria, please refer to the full Logistics Packet.

Resources

Venue

The Future Africa Institute and Campus (map)
University of Pretoria
Hillcrest campus
Pretoria, South Africa
General Enquiries: +27 12 420-6969
accommodation@futureafrica.science

Transportation

Accommodation

Discover Pretoria

Post Conference Tour

For additional information on attending SRI in Pretoria, please refer to the full Logistics Packet.

    The Future Africa Institute and Campus

    University of Pretoria
    Hillcrest campus
    Pretoria
    South Africa
    General Enquiries: +27 12 420-6969

    ADDITIONAL LOGISTICS INFORMATION

    Discover Pretoria
    Post Conference Tour

    Visa Information

    If you need to apply for a visa, please check details at the South African embassy or consulate in your region. Please note that participants are advised to apply for a visa at least 1-2 months in advance. For more details, please visit here. Participants attending onsite in Pretoria, South Africa, will be required to meet all travel and entry requirements. A list of countries exempt from requiring a visa can be found here.

    If you need an invitation letter for your visa application, please write to registration@carlamani.co.za (with a subject line: “Visa and your last name”), and provide us with a copy/ confirmation of your registration for SRI2022.

    Covid-19 Safety

    The University of Pretoria and Future Africa are committed to providing and maintaining the safest possible conferencing venues, accommodation and facilities. To this end, strict health and safety protocols are in place to safeguard our visitors, clients, students and staff alike. 

    Please note that all onsite participants will be requested to upload a valid vaccination certificate prior to attending the Congress. In addition, all onsite participants will be screened upon entrance to the Congress venue each day. Participants with symptoms will be directed to an antigen testing station where a PCR test will be taken.

    As a precaution and in adherence with local regulations, wearing masks will be mandatory indoors. Multiple sanitizing stations will be available at various points throughout the Congress venue.

    More information about the Covid-19 guidelines can be found in the Terms and Conditions.

    Please refer to the full Logistics Packet for further information on accommodation, transportation, post-congress tour, and Covid-19 safety.