University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg | South Africa
1 - 4 July 2019
Situated in one of the trendiest business nodes in the country Rosebank Mall is easily accessible from all major cities in Gauteng and offers a shopping and entertainment experience of world-class proportions. Whether you are looking to unwind, have a gourmet meal or are in the mood for serious retail therapy, Rosebank Mall with its range and variety is the place to shop.
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With many attractions in and around the Johannesburg Central Business District, the best way to see all the sights is via City Sightseeing. For more information visit
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 needed, they can be purchased locally. US-made appliances may need a transformer. Most hotel rooms have 110 volt outlets for electric shavers and appliances.
- National Police Services: 10111
- Ambulance: 10177
- All emergencies from a mobile phone: 112
While the city of Johannesburg makes every effort to keep residents and visitors safe, no city in the world is completely crime free. Protect yourself and your possessions by taking note of the following safety recommendations:
- Keep your valuables including jewellery, mobile phones etc. out of plain view whenever possible
- Keep high-tech equipment such as cameras on your person at all times
- Travel in groups wherever possible and especially at night
- Keep your valuables safely tucked away from potential pickpockets as far as possible and especially in large crowds
- Stick to main routes when travelling and stay on well-lit paths at night
- Hitch-hiking is not recommended. Never pick up strangers or accept rides from people you don’t know
- When driving stow your bags and other valuables out of sight, keep your doors locked and where possible windows closed, be vigilant when stopping at intersections.
The local currency is South African Rands. We recommend that you draw some cash at the ATM machines at the airport on arrival as there may not be a machine or bank close to your accommodation. You need cash for transport and to shop at markets but Visa/MasterCard credit cards are accepted everywhere else.
Although guided by the service received, as far as tipping and gratuity etiquette goes, a standard of 10% of the total bill is usually calculated when squaring up.
- Check your bill. Sometimes the tip is included in the total (if there are 10 people or more at your party then you will almost surely have the tip included in your bill).
- It is not advised to leave the money on the table; hand it to the waiter or waitress that served you.
- Useful hint: Use your coins / loose change for tipping even when paying with a credit card.