Future Africa

The conference will be held at Future Africa which is located on the University of Pretoria experimental farm, 3 km east of central Hatfield (Google maps: 67X6+98 Pretoria). Entrance is through the University of Pretoria Sports Campus on South Street. It is a pleasant walk of less than 40 minutes through nice scenery from central Hatfield. Alternatively, you can use Bolt, Uber or a shuttle bus for transport to/from central Hatfield.


To view the conference facilities at Future Africa, please visit www.futureafrica.science/campus/conference-facilities


Wifi is available throughout Future Africa and login details will be provided in advance for all registered participants. Free wifi is also available at many hotels, restaurants and coffee shops in Hatfield.


Participants are responsible for travel, accommodation and other meals.  

Travel information

The closest international airport to Pretoria is OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. From the airport, you can take a shuttle (around 500 ZAR one way). There are a number of shuttle companies, for example, EZShuttle, www.ezshuttle.co.za. If you book a shuttle your driver will hold a sign with your name as you exit from the baggage claim area. Alternatively, you can take the Gautrain to Hatfield (change at Marlboro station). The Gautrain cost 192 ZAR one way. You can use a contactless card to pay for your ticket. The Hatfield Gautrain station is centrally located in Hatfield, 3 km from Future Africa where the conference will be held. For local transport within Pretoria, the easiest way to get around is with Bolt or Uber.

Accommodation at Future Africa

Participants can book rooms at Future Africa, https://www.futureafrica.science/campus/accommodation
The room rate is R900 per room per night and includes breakfast.

Send an email to accommodation@futureafrica.science to book a room at Future Africa.

Accommodation in Hatfield

There are also many hotels, guesthouses and hostels in Hatfield and Brooklyn from which the conference venue can be easily reached.

Electricity plugs

electricity tiles type MSouth Africa has its own electrical plugs that are not compatible with those of other countries (https://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/, type M). In some hotels etc there are also plugs that are compatible with type C plugs, which is the standard plugin much of Europe, South America and Asia. A limited number of charging points will be available in the conference venues.


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