South Africa has 11 official languages but at the Conference only ENGLISH will be spoken. No simultaneous translation will be provided.
Autumn (fall) in South Africa (mid-February to April) offers the best weather in some respects. Very little rain falls over the whole country, and it is warm but not too hot, getting colder as the season progresses.
Mobile phones can be rented at all international airports and prepaid airtime can be purchased at most retail outlets. Most international hotels offer wireless connections.
There is no malaria in Johannesburg.
Visitors entering South Africa from a yellow fever zone must have a valid international yellow fever inoculation certificate. No other vaccinations are required when visiting South Africa.
Liability and insurance
Registration for the Conference implies that delegates agree that neither the Local Organizing Committee nor the Professional Conference Organizer assume any liability or responsibility for any losses, accidents or damage to person's private property. Delegates are requested to make their own arrangements for medical, travel and personal insurance.
Currency and exchange
The South African Rand is the local currency. Foreign exchange can be done in most hotels. Major credit cards are accepted and can be used to obtain cash from Automatic Teller Machines (ATM).
The voltage throughout South Africa is 220V/50hz. Most plugs are 15 amp 3-prong with round pins. Please bring an adapter. These can be bought at the airport on your arrival.
Central European Time (GMT+2 hours)
Tap water is drinkable in all parts of South Africa.
Smoking is prohibited in public spaces and is restricted to specific areas.
To determine whether you require a visa to enter South Africa, visit the comprehensive South African Home Affairs Department.
Read more: http://www.southafrica.info/travel/documents/visas.htm
For other travel information, please visit http://www.southafrica.info/travel/advice/