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Conference Travel & Registration Info

You are welcome to attend WSF2017. You can register and pay when you arrive at the venue on the 27th and 28th January 2017.

Registration Fees

Early Registration (until 20 October 2016)
5000 ZAR
3000 ZAR
Academic, low-income country*
3500 ZAR
Student, low-income country*
2000 ZAR
Late Registration (after 21 October 2016)
6000 ZAR
4000 ZAR
Academic, low-income country*
4500 ZAR
Student, low-income country*
3000 ZAR

Gala Dinner, 27 January 2017                       350 ZAR

The registration fee includes attendance of all conference sessions, morning/afternoon tea/coffee breaks, lunch, conference bag.
Prices are in South African Rand.

*Reduced fees will be applied to low-income, lower-middle-income and upper-middle-income economies as indicated by the World Bank Classification

'Pay Later' option can be found here: http://sci.fo/2gq


Situated in the heart of Cape Town, the Southern Sun Cape Sun hotel offers world-class hospitality, outstanding service, and breathtaking views of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Enjoy professionally serviced and efficiently organized conference facilities and hotel accommodation for WSF2017 participants. For comfort, convenience, and safety, we strongly recommend that you stay at the conference venue.

Southern Sun Cape Sun
23 Strand Street, Cape Town, City Centre, 8000
Tel : +27 21 488 5100
Fax : +27 21 488 5798
Email : Nuhaa.Bardien@tsogosun.com
Web : https://www.tsogosun.com

Single Standard Room    R 1,995.00 per night including bed & breakfast
Double Room                    R 2,295.00 per night including bed & breakfast

For accommodation booking: http://exbo.co.za/accommodation/wsf2017/NTg=

Visa Requirements

General Information About South African Visas

Visitors’ visas are for international travellers (citizens of other countries) who have permanent residence outside South Africa and who wish to visit the country on a temporary basis for tourism or business purposes for a period of 90 days or less.
A visa simply indicates that your application has been reviewed at a South African embassy, mission or consulate and that the consular officer has determined you are eligible to enter the country for a specific purpose.
The visa will allow you to travel to a South African port of entry where an immigration official will then determine if you are allowed to enter South Africa and for how long you can stay for that particular visit. Visitors are restricted to the activity or reason for which their visas were issued.
On entry to South Africa, a visa is considered to be a visitor's permit. The permit’s period of validity is calculated from the date of entry into the country and will be set out under the heading "conditions" on the visa label. You must ensure that you apply for the correct visa/permit. Entry in the country may be refused if the purpose of visit was not correctly stated.
Requirements for visitor’s visas differ from country to country (click here to see which countries are currently exempt), and the requirements are subject to change. As each application is treated as an individual case and you should make enquiries with your nearest South African mission or consulate abroad or any office of the Department of Home Affairs to see whether or not you are required to apply for a visa.
Remember that there is a fee charged for issuing a visa, and you should check the cost with the office as well as this is updated annually. The fee is payable in different currencies in different countries.
Visas are not issued at South African ports of entry, and airline officials are obliged to insist on visas before allowing passengers to board. If you arrive without a visa, immigration officials are obliged to put you onto a flight back to your home country.
Foreigners with long term status (work permits/permit residence) in the neighbouring countries who transit the Republic to return to their employment or residence are not subject to the transit visa, provided they are in possession of proof of their status.

For more information, see http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/immigration-services/apply-for-a-south-african-visa

Travel Insurance

Subscription to an insurance plan to protect you from the high costs of illness or accident during your stay in Switzerland is a prerequisite for obtaining your visa. You should obtain adequate travel, health and accident insurance before you depart from your country (e.g. Allianz Schengen Travel Insurance).

The organizers are not responsible for personal injuries, or loss of, or damage to, private property belonging to the congress participants.

Traveling to Cape Town

For a complete overview, see wikitravel.org.

  • Domestic flights to Cape Town: You can fly to Cape Town from Johannesburg, Durban and other South African cities, with the following airlines: South African Airways, Mango Airlines, Kulula, Safair, Comair. Depending where you wish to fly from, various charter flights are also available.
  • Direct international flights to Cape Town: For more information, see http://www.capetown.travel/content/page/getting-to-cape-town