South African Airways and most of the major airlines fly directly to OR Thambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

Travel by train from OR Thambo International Airport

Delegates travelling from the airport into the city are advised to take the Gautrain until Sandton. At Sandton the Gautrain network can be used to travel south either to Rosebank or to Park Station for Braamfontein. For more information see Gautrain website. A map of the   network is available here.

Once in Johannesburg, the Gautrain can be used to get to the urban hubs of Braamfontein (Park Station), Rosebank, Sandton and various parts of neighbouring city Pretoria which houses monuments and government buildings.

Travel by taxi cab from OR Thambo International Airport

is a safe, reliable method for travelling around Johannesburg. The Uber app can be downloaded on any smartphone, providing safe, cashless transport for both passengers and drivers.

Zebra Cabs are an alternative reliable cab company. Zebra cabs can be booked through an app (like Uber), on their website or by telephone

Travel to and from symposium venue 

A shuttle bus will operate between the Holiday Inn in Rosebank and the symposium venues.


Crime remains a problem in Johannesburg. Delegates should take care of their valuables and avoid walking around after dark.