Meet in Tshwane: Intellectual Capital of South Africa

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A knowledge hub for the country, the City of Tshwane is a leader in hosting high-profile local and international business events.

Tshwane, situated in northern Gauteng, is one of South Africa’s three capital cities, serving as national capital. It is home to iconic historical sites like the Voortrekker Monument, the Union Buildings, Church Square and the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa. It is also an education hub with the UNISA (University of South Africa) headquarters, the University of Pretoria, and Tshwane University of Technology located here.


Several conferences, exhibitions and corporate meetings take place annually in Tshwane, with a large number of government events rotate to the region. Some of these were the Leadership in Local Government Conference, the Tshwane International Investment Lekgotla, the Green Building Conference, and Sports & Events Tourism Exchange. Business events from this year include the 14th National Design Education Conference, Sustainability Week 2017 and the SAACI Congress.

Tshwane has a host of state-of-the-art conference and exhibition venues to choose from, such as the CSIR International Convention Centre, which can host up to 1 000 delegates, or as little as 10 guests. Thanks to the number of prominent events they have hosted, the venue offers a range of additional facilities like interpreting booths, VIP suites, and hotel accommodation booking and transportation arrangement services. Other well-known venues such as the Gallagher Convention Centre and Tshwane Events Centre are also popular.

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