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Getting to Port Elizabeth:

By air: There are daily flights to Bloemfontein from Johannesburg; Durban and Cape Town. Most of the airlines in South Africa have fights to Bloemfontein. Please check with your travel agent.

By bus: See the following websites:

By car:  Take the Nelson Mandela turn off from the N1 and drive into town. Look for the Main Entrance of the University on the right hand and follow the signage to the registration venue - Kopanong Hall. UFS GPS: 29.1113° S, 26.1870° E

When arriving in Bloemfontein by plane, contact DINREF Transport (076 748 4997/ 073 994 2162). Shuttle Services provided: Mini bus and Taxi Cab.

Participants staying in guest houses, lodges and hotels must arrange their own transport to and from the venue.>

Meals: Lunches from Monday to Friday and the Welcome Dinner (Monday evening) are included in the registration fee. Please indicate your dietary requirements on the Registration Form. Breakfast and dinners are not included in the registration fee and participants have to make their own arrangements (if you are staying in the hostel, then breakfast and dinners are included in the cost of the hostel accommodation).

Funding: A limited amount of funding is available to assist participants who would otherwise be unable to attend Congress. The application form for funding is available on this website. Applications close on 30 March 2018  6 April 2018.

Cancellation: Please note that, once your registration form has been processed, a cancellation fee of 20% of all costs will be charged for cancellations up to 31 May 2018. After 31 May no refunds will be made for any cancellation of complete or partial costs.

Equipment for presenters: For computer workshops or presentations, presenters must supply any software to be pre-installed by 1 June. For presentations and workshops, presenters must supply their audio-visual requirements to Martin Tsabalala at shabalalamartin@gmail.com by 1 June.

Activity Centre: A range of activities will be on offer during the congress, with certain focused events at different times. The conference program will provide more details as well as a timetable for these activities.

Congress memorabilia:  The following items are available as memorabilia:
Golf shirts @ R245, Brighten Sweater @ R310, Knitted Beanie @ R50, Fleece Beanie @ R52, Scarf @ R95. Cap @ R85, Mug @ R65.
Memorabilia must be ordered directly from the supplier, and paid directly to the supplier - see the banking details on Order Form.
Click here for the Memorabilia Order Form.

Please note:
- Memorabilia orders will only be processed once full payment is received.
- Please place your orders and make payment by 25 May 2018 (Final day) to avoid disappointment. No late orders will be accepted.
- Please note that memorabilia is only available as per order and no memorabilia will be on sale at the Congress.

Weather in Bloemfontein: Please remember that it will be winter in Bloemfontein, usually sunny, but cold to very cold during the evening and at night. For those who feel the cold, an extra blanket and warm clothing would be advisable.
See here for Bloemfontein weather forecast. Or see this alternative source.

Contact numbers:
In case of an emergency use the following contact numbers:

Police Flying Squad:10 111
Fire Brigade:051 585 1555
UFS Protection services:051 401 2634 / 051 401 2911
Ambulance ER24 emergency:084 124

Hospitals & Clinics (24-hour services) and Pharmacy
Medi Clinic Hospital:051 404 6666
Netcare Universitas Hospital:051 405 3911 / 051 506 3500
Rose Park Hospital:051 505 5111
Medicross-College square:051 406 0200
Brandwag Link Pharmacy:051 444 2200