You can find more information here.
The call for sponsors and exhibitors has opened. You can read more here.
All regulations in South Africa regarding Covid-19 were lifted in June 2022. Therefore, it is currently not mandated to wear masks, there are no limitations on gatherings and it is not needed to have proof of vaccination or PCR negative tests at Ports of Entry.
- For ForEx comparisons, click here.
- Travelex Stellenbosch, 25 Plein St, Stellenbosch, 8000
- American Express, 28 Bird St, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch, 7600
ATMs are available throughout Stellenbosch and at the airport.
Available parking according to Campus map:
- Parking Area 14: Ample parking behind Stellenbosch University Museum. Access from Neethling Street via Coligny Street (cul-de-sac leading to parking area).
- Parking Area J1: Parking available at the entrance to Stellenbosch University Konservatorium: four bays available to visitors; three bays to disabled visitors. Access to parking via Neethling Street, as well as Victoria Street.
- Ample roadside parking along Neethling, Murray, and Bosman Streets.
Parking in the central business district of Stellenbosch is monitored by parking marshals between the hours of 08:00 AM to 17:00 PM. Rates are charged according to the duration of stay in designated parking bays. The Parking Management System within the central business district is fully cashless, accommodating various electronic methods of payment transactions. Parking marshals will accept payment via Credit Card (Master Card, Visa, and Amex), Debit Card, Tap and Go Smart Card as well as SnapScan. Parking can only be paid through these electronic channels.
Shuttle services from Cape Town International Airport:
- The Day Tripper
- Airport Shuttle Cape Town
- Cape Town Airport Shuttle
- Bettina Shuttle Services, Stellenbosch
- EZ Shuttle
- Shuttle Up
Link to Travel & transport for further information.
In South Africa, we drive on the left-hand side of the road. More information on our traffic rules and regulations can be found here.
You can find all the important information about VISAs and VISA letters here.
- Nationwide Emergency Response: 10111
- Emergency number on any cell phone: 112
- Ambulance response: 10177
- Winelands Dentistry
- Emergency contact: Chris Pretorius Dental Practice: +27 84 403 0178
- Stelkor Campus Pharmacy: +27 21 887 2725
Currency: The South African Rand is the national currency of the country of South Africa, with the symbol ZAR being the currency abbreviation for the Rand in foreign exchange markets. The South African Rand is made up of 100 cents and is most often presented with the symbol R.
Time Zone: South African Standard Time (SAST) = GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) +2
Use the Twitter/X hashtag, #iaml2024, before and during the congress.
The temperatures in the Stellenbosch area are typically low in June and can range between 10°C and 22°C (50°F and 72°F). It also tends to be unpredictable and can be rainy and windy on the same day.
In South Africa, the standard tipping rate is 10% of your meal/drinks, but always check if the tip hasn’t already been included in the bill (this is often done on large bills and/or for large groups of people).
If you plan on renting a car, keep in mind that we have petrol attendants who will fill your tank for you and can also wash your windscreen, check your tire pressure and/or oil and water. It is also customary giving them a tip, usually between R5 and R20.
Link to Congress venue for more information.
Visitors whose institutions subscribe to Eduroam (education roaming) will be able to connect to this network at airports and all wireless access points across the Stellenbosch campus using their username at their home institution (username@domain…). Most hotels and guest houses offer Wi-Fi access. There are often free Wi-Fi hotspots in restaurants and coffee shops. Many of these have a data limit per customer per day. Keep in mind that public Wi-Fi is an unsecured network. It is recommended you consult your mobile carrier in your home country for international roaming rates and have your device unlocked if you plan to use a local prepaid SIM card. Local SIM cards are generally more cost-effective and can be obtained from various locations including airport kiosks, mobile network operator stores and authorised retailers. Visitors will need to provide a valid passport and possibly proof of accommodation for registration.
For SIM card options, including coverage, see here. Vodacom and MTN are known for their extensive network coverage, also in rural areas in South Africa. However, coverage may vary depending on the specific location. Check coverage maps or inquire with the mobile network operator directly for the most accurate information.
We will endeavour to make the congress as inclusive and accessible as possible. If you have specific needs, please let us know during your registration so that we can arrange to accommodate you.
Charging stations will be available in the conference venue for the duration of the conference. Please remember to bring your own charging device converter (in South Africa the power plug sockets are of type D, M and N). You will also need these charging device converters at your hotel or guesthouse.