Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative

REC TCC Meeting and Transit Workshop

Date of Meetings

20 to 22 November 2017         REC TCC Meeting
22 to 24 November 2017         Transit Workshop

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Delegates may or may not be eligible to attend both meetings, and should refer to the invitation for clarity regarding which meeting/s they will be attending.

 

Event Venue

Both the REC TCC meeting and Regional Transit Workshop will take place at the Southern Sun OR Tambo International Hotel, O.R. Tambo International Airport, Jones Road, Johannesburg, South Africa. An interactive map of OR Tambo International Airport and the hotel will be provided via email to participants with confirmation of registration.

Southern Sun OR Tambo International Hotel Contact number +27 11 977 3600

 

Passport and Visa Requirements

Each participant must have a passport valid for travel, i.e. passports must be valid for 6 months from date of entry in order to obtain a visa. Participants from countries with a resident South African diplomatic mission must apply for their visas as soon as possible. Please contact the event organisers for any assistance you may need for your visa issuance.  Invitation letters and other relevant documentation can be provided on request.  Please note that participants from countries where a South African diplomatic mission is not present may receive a visa on arrival at OR Tambo International Airport provided such proof is forwarded to the organizers no later than the 25th of October 2017.

Yellow Fever Entry Requirement

Please note the Government of South Africa requires proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are travelling from a country with risk of yellow fever. It is however advisable for all traveling participants to have a valid vaccination card.

Vaccination should be approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and administered at least 10 days before departure for South Africa at any yellow fever approved vaccination centers as the vaccine offers protection 10 days after administration. If vaccination is administered less than 10 days before departure, traveler may be refused entry.

The South African Department of Home Affairs has indicated that visas on arrival will not be granted to participants with South African diplomatic missions in their country of residence.

Visa costs for the sponsored participants will be refunded by the organisers, upon presentation of the copy of the passport endorsed with the appropriate official stamps and of the official receipt issued by the South African consular department.

Countries falling within the yellow fever belt:

  • Africa
  • Angola
  • Guinea
  • Benin
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Burkina Faso
  • Kenya
  • Burundi
  • Liberia
  • Cameroon
  • Mali
  • Central African Republic
  • Mauritania
  • Chad
  • Niger
  • Congo
  • Nigeria
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Senegal
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Sierra Leone
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Southern Sudan
  • Ethiopia
  • Sudan
  • Gabon
  • Togo
  • Gambia
  • Uganda
  • Ghana

 

Central and South America

  • Argentina
  • Panama
  • Bolivia
  • Paraguay
  • Brazil
  • Peru
  • Colombia
  • Surinam
  • Ecuador
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • French Guyana
  • Venezuela
  • Guyana

 

Travel Arrangements

The organisers will contact sponsored participants to propose a suitable travel itinerary.  After the acceptance of the travel routing from the participant, the organisers will issue the tickets and email the electronic ticket to the participant. Economy class tickets for the most direct and cost effective route will be booked. Sponsored participants are therefore kindly requested not to make any reservation nor purchase any ticket since cost reimbursements cannot be made.

Please ensure to keep all your boarding passes, ticket stubs and other travel documents to hand to the organisers on the first day of the event.

Daily Allowance

Sponsored participants will receive a daily allowance of 40 USD per overnight stay during the REC TCC Meeting and the Regional Transit Workshop.  The daily allowance covers incidental costs not already covered by the meeting.  The per diem will be paid in ZAR (South African Rand) on presentation of passports and boarding passes and on completion of the signed receipt of payment given by the organizers. No per diem will be paid without presentation of these documents.

Hotel

Accommodation for sponsored participants will be booked by the organisers at the Southern Sun OR Tambo International Hotel. Breakfast is provided as part of the room package. Any other personal costs incurred during you stay is for your own account and should be settled with the hotel before checking out. Sponsored participants are requested not to make any flight or accommodation bookings as cost reimbursements cannot be made.

Non-sponsored participants may book accommodation at the Southern Sun OR Tambo at a reduced rate by either following the link https://www.tsogosun.com/southern-sun-or-tambo-international-airport for online bookings or calling the Southern Sun International Hotel directly on +27 11 461 9744. The booking code to access the reduced rate is available on request from the event organisers at conference@maputocorridor.co.za.

Airport Transfers

The Southern Sun OR Tambo International provides a free shuttle service to and from O.R. Tambo International Airport. This service is available 24/7 and the shuttle runs every 15 minutes. The pick-up point at the airport is situated behind the InterContinental Hotel at the bus / shuttle terminal. From the International / Domestic Arrivals terminals in the Airport, simply follow the “Public Transport” signage, which will take you past the Car Hire section and onto the shuttle terminal. An interactive map can be obtained from the event organisers at conference@maputocorridor.co.za.

Catering

The following refreshments will be served daily during the meetings:

  1. Coffee and tea on arrival
  2. Mid-morning and afternoon coffee breaks with snacks
  3. Buffet lunch with one soft drink

Please inform the event organisers at conference@maputocorridor.co.za of special dietary requirements no later than one week prior to the event so that suitable arrangements can be made.

Meeting Documentation

Meeting documents will be emailed to confirmed participants.  If you have not received any documents by the 10th of November 217, please contact the conference organisers at conference@maputocorridor.co.za.

About Johannesburg

Johannesburg is the heartbeat of South Africa. It is the economic and cultural centre of South Africa, where people work hard and play harder. Everyone is on the move, from doing business to hitting the city's nightspots until late. Johannesburg is a dynamic cosmopolitan city with great places to eat and interesting sites to visit. For more on the second largest city on the African continent click HERE. As in every big city, you should take care of your valuables and be aware of your surroundings.

Electrical Power

The South African electricity supply is 220/230 volts AC 50 HZ. Most plugs are 15 amp 3-prong or 5 amp 2-prong, with round pins. If an adaptor is called for, it is advisable to purchase one before your arrival or at the airport on arrival. US-made appliances may need a transformer.

Banking

The currency of South Africa consists of banknotes and coin and is denoted in Rand (R) and Cents (c) with an average exchange rate of 1 USD = R13.00. Please note that only South African currency (ZAR) is accepted as payment.

Weather

The average temperature in Johannesburg ranges between 19°C / 66°F and 25°C / 77°F. Occasional rain showers may occur during November.

Additional Information

For any questions you may have concerning travel, visas and accommodation, please do not hesitate to contact our organiser:

Ms Trudi Jones

Email: trudi.jones@mcli.co.za or conference@maputocorridor.co.za

Mobile: +27 83 303 1617

Landline: +27 11 744 0293

For technical information regarding the meetings please contact:

Ms Barbara Mommen

Email: barbara.mommen@mcli.co.za

Mobile: +27 83 555 6025