The Forum, The Campus, Monday, 01 October - Wednesday, 03 October 2018
What began as a 19th-century gold-mining settlement a little more than 100 years ago, Johannesburg is today South Africa’s most diverse, exciting and largest city, and the second-largest on the African continent.
Just a short distance from the city centre is the sprawling Soweto Township which was once home to Nobel Peace Prize laureates, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, and where Mandela’s former residence is now the Mandela House Museum. In and around the city are the Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill, a former prison complex.
The Johannesburg inner city is undergoing a regeneration featuring the Newtown Cultural Precinct which has completely transformed the Market Theatre and surrounds.
The sprawl of the leafy northern suburbs - there are over six million trees in Johannesburg – inevitably draws the visitor to trendy suburbs like Parktown, Rosebank and Greenside, with their restaurant-lined avenues and the sprawling malls of Sandton.
Though not touted as an outdoor city for the outdoors type, there are a number of nearby parks and nature reserves like Emmarentia Dam and the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden which are worth a visit. The beautiful Magaliesberg is on the city’s doorstep, and you’re extremely well placed for adventures a little further afield, like the Kruger National Park and the game parks of the Lowveld.
Stay over for a few days before or after the conference and enjoy all Johannesburg has to offer.
The 2018 conference takes place at The Forum, The Campus in Bryanston, Johannesburg.