Venue 2018-11-13T09:49:54+00:00

Opening Venue

University of Pretoria Hillcrest Campus,Sports Campus

Event Venues

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.

CSIR Floor 1 Plan
CSIR Ground Plan
CSIR Lower Ground Plan

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

Map / directions

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.

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