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CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIRICC)]

Ideally situated close to all the central amenities in Pretoria, easily accessible from all major routes in Gauteng and very competitively priced is Pretoria’s very own dedicated International Convention Centre. The CSIR International Convention Centre offers superb facilities and quality service with conference, function and exhibition venues that can accommodate events of 500 to as little as 10 delegates and guests, with groups as large as 1500 being accommodated at times. Flexibility, service excellence and professionalism are key to what the International Convention Centre offers its clients.

National Research Foundation (NRF)

The National Research Foundation (NRF) was established as an independent government agency, through the National Research Foundation Act (Act No 23 of 1998). The mandate of the NRF is to promote and support research through funding, human resource development and the provision of the necessary research facilities in order to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development in all fields of science and technology, including indigenous knowledge, and thereby contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of all South Africans.

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The Science Forum South Africa 2017 will be held at the CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC).

The venue is ideally situated close to all the central amenities in Pretoria, and easily accessible from all major routes in Gauteng. Located in the junction of the major Gauteng highways and on the Gautrain route, the CSIR ICC is easy to access from any direction and only a train and bus ride from the airport (OR Tambo). The Centre’s location outside of the city centre ensures that, no matter from which direction you approach the Centre, you are always travelling against heavy traffic.

The CSIR ICC is located in a spectacular natural setting in SA’s capital city. The building, which encompasses outdoor areas, is surrounded by abundant natural fauna and flora – the perfect location, free from distractions, to ensure ultimate delegate satisfaction, motivation and participation.

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Hotel accommodation

CSIR ICC delegates qualify for pre-arranged special rates at the following establishments.

WI-FI capabilities

The CSIR ICC offers free wireless connection throughout their facilities for all delegates. Connecting is a pain-free experience for users, no codes, no passwords and no restrictions.

Value added facilities and services

The CSIR ICC also offers a modern one-stop business centre with related support services, facilities for the physically disabled, glass-fronted soundproof translation and press booths, on-site medical assistance and security and free secure parking.


The experienced team of chefs at the Centre offers great menus with a distinctive flair. Religious and medical dietary requirements are catered for with ease.

More information

To find out more about the CSIR ICC, visit