Opening Venue: 12 Dec 2018

Rembrandt Hall, University of Pretoria Hillcrest Campus, Sports Campus

Rembrandt HallLC de Villiers Sports Centre is a unique and dynamic sporting centre that is home to a number of sports tournaments from time to time. Located at the University of Pretoria, this hall also welcomes several exhibits and fairs occasionally. Call for more details.

The University of Pretoria (Afrikaans: Universiteit van Pretoria, Northern Sotho: Yunibesithi ya Pretoria) is a multi-campus public research university[21] in Pretoria, the administrative and de facto capital of South Africa.[22] The university was established in 1908 as the Pretoria campus of the Johannesburg-based Transvaal University College and is the fourth South African institution in continuous operation to be awarded university status. The university has grown from the original 32 students in a single late Victorian house to approximately 39,000 in 2010.[23] The University was built on 7 suburban campuses on 1,120 hectares (2,800 acres).[18][19]

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Forum Venues: 13 & 14 Dec 2018

CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIRICC)

Ideally situated in the heart of the science district in Pretoria, easily accessible from all major routes in Gauteng is Pretoria’s very own dedicated International Convention Centre. The CSIR International Convention Centre offers superb facilities and quality service to host the majority of the SFSA2018 sessions and all the exhibitions. Flexibility, service excellence and professionalism are key to what the International Convention Centre offers participants at SFSA2018. The result is a friendly and warm environment to ignite conversations about science.

National Research Foundation (NRF) Auditoriums

The National Research Foundation (NRF) building, next to the CSIR International Convention Centre, provides the ideal venue to add two more auditoriums for SFSA sessions. These two modern, well-equipped auditoriums is in easy walking distance and offer superb facilities and quality service to host some of the SFSA2018 sessions. These auditoriums contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the Science Forum South Africa.

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