University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg | South Africa
1 - 4 July 2019

Hotel Accommodation

Garden Court Milpark

Garden Court Milpark, located in the academic precinct just north of the Johannesburg city centre, offers hotel guests urban practicality, convenience, outstanding service and a cosy hideout on the city fringe.  

The Garden Court Milpark hotel is situated in a centralised location near Braamfontein which is the ideal base from which to conduct business, explore the many attractions found in and around the Johannesburg surrounds, or simply to relax at leisure. Inspired by Johannesburg’s iconic cityscape, Garden Court Milpark makes use of a contemporary aesthetic with strong geometric forms and bold patterns. 

The hotel’s 251 well-appointed en-suite rooms feature a host of amenities for your convenience. Dining options include the Breakfast Room as well as at the in-house Restaurant.  Please click here to the hotel website. 


R 2,165.00 per room
R 710.00 per person

3 star hotel

2.1km from Wits University

Protea Hotel Johannesburg Parktonian All-Suite

Discover one of the unique full-service and affordable hotels in Braamfontein, Johannesburg where attention to detail will exceed your greatest expectations! Whether staying for leisure, business or hosting a Johannesburg, South Africa conference, the Protea Hotel Johannesburg Parktonian All-Suite is ideally situated to make your stay an exceptional experience.

The hotel’s well-appointed accommodations in downtown Johannesburg are complemented by more than 10,301 square feet of event space, on-site dining, a fitness center and roof top pool to create the ideal environment for all types of travel. Offering complimentary Wi-Fi and free local shuttle service, the hotel is designed to let you travel in style. Each of the 300 modern, one-bedroom suites features a separate lounge, bedroom, bathroom, service area, work desk and balcony for a refreshing and comfortable stay.  Please click here to the hotel website.


R 1,535.00 per room
R 1,060.00 per person

4 star hotel

2.2km from Wits University

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg

High up on the rocky Witwatersrand – affectionately called Jozi, the Rand – is where you’ll find the hotel. Despite being in the middle of South Africa’s largest city, the Westcliff Hotel feels like a chic hillside village, with nine sun-splashed villas woven with courtyards, fountains and gardens. Take a ride up the glass elevator for dinner and drinks at View,  or simply step out onto your room’s balcony to enjoy a quiet moment as you admire the endless canopy of jacaranda trees that stretches out before you, which, come springtime, will blanket the northern suburb streets in a sea of purple blooms. Please click here to the hotel website.


R 3,990.00 per room
R 2,175.00 per person

5 star hotel

3.5km from Wits University

Student Residence

Accommodation has been arranged at the Student Residence of the University of Witwatersrand. The Residence is at the David Webster Hall. This popular cluster comprises modern residences situated between the academic buildings and the sports fields on the West Campus, within walking distance of the conference venue.

West Campus Village has been awarded a two-star backpacker and hostelling grade by SA Tourism.

Included in the rate is the following:

  • Furnished Single bedroom
  • Communal bathroom
  • Linen provided and changed once a week
  • Catering
  • Large courtyards that can be used for entertainment and relaxation areas, TV rooms, a large main lounge, a reading room, a committee room, computer center, a table tennis room, and laundry facilities
  • Squash courts, tennis courts and soccer fields are close at hand.


R 400.00 per room

  1. Meals are based on a set menu with standard portion sizes and only one serving per person is provided.
  2. Unfortunately we cannot provide strictly Kosher or Halaal meals, but we can cater for vegetarians.
  3. No crockery or cutlery may be removed from the dining halls. The client will be charged for any missing items.
Weekdays from 06:30 to 08:30
Weekends from 08:00 to 09:00

1 x Cereal or Porridge
1 x Protein and 1 x Egg  or   2 x Eggs (Omelette with Cheese) – Egg option changes daily.
1 x Fruit or yogurt
4 x Slices Bread / Toast (with Bread, Peanut Butter and/or Jam)
1 x Small Croissant, Bagel or Muffin (different choice daily)
Tea / Coffee / Juice
  1. Bedrooms are furnished with a single bed (with inner spring mattress), wardrobe, desk/table and chair: Bedding includes 1 pillow with pillow case, 2 sheets, 1 blanket in summer and 2 blankets in winter. (NB: No removal of any of these items is allowed at any time).
  2. Most Residences have both double and single rooms.
  3. Towels, soap or toiletries, chargers, electrical adaptors or international plugs are not supplied. No coffee making facilities are available in the rooms.
  4. Communal bathrooms are available in most residences.
  5. Rooms are to be vacated by 10am on the day of departure and the keys returned to the Accommodation Officer / Hall Coordinator of the residence.  Failure to do so will result in an additional charge.
  6. No changing or swapping of rooms will be permitted without the consent of the Accommodation Officer of the residence.
  7. No arrivals after 9pm unless previously arranged with the Accommodation Officer / Hall Coordinator.
  8. Self-catering facilities are not available for delegates.
  9. Rooms are cleaned once a week and linen changed weekly unless otherwise arranged.
  10. Self-service laundry facilities are available.
  11. Most buildings are centrally heated. (winter only)
  12. Wardrobes are lockable and delegates should therefore bring padlocks (20-40mm only). Valuables must be kept locked away at all times. The University will not be held liable for theft.
  13. Any emergencies / incidents are to be reported immediately either to the Accommodation Officer (during working hours) or the Hall Coordinator (after hours).
  14. All rooms and residences are NON-smoking.  Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas outside the building.
  15. For reasons of security visitors are not permitted.
  16. Squatting (i.e. unauthorized overnight guests) is prohibited.
  17. No alcohol or illegal substances are permitted in residences.
  18. No pets or firearms /weapon are permitted.
  19. No noise after 8pm (no music systems, etc.)

Alternate Accommodation

Click here for alternate accommodation options.

  • Booking for any of the alternate accommodation needs to be made directly with the relevant establishment. Bookings can not be made through the conference online registration system.

Terms & Conditions

  • Booking for any of the alternate accommodation needs to be made directly with the relevant establishment. Bookings can not be made through the conference online registration system.
  • The rates as quoted above can only be guaranteed for accommodation booked and paid in full by 31 May 2019. The hotel reserves the right to increase the rate, based on availability.
  • Accommodation is allocated on a pay first, reserve first basis and should the selected rate and/or hotel no longer be available at time of receipt of payment, we shall notify you and advise on alternate availability.

Cancellation Policy for All Accommodation

  • 120 Days before– no cancellation fee
  • 90 Days before – 25% cancellation fee
  • 60 Days before – 50% cancellation fee
  • 30 Days before – full cancellation fee
Logistics and Conference Organisers

Linda Benwell | Project Director
Jacqui Bonello
 Conference Coordinator
Marcelle Swart
 Registration and Delegate Management

Phone: +27 21 590 7900
Registration & general queries:
Account payments & queries: