South African Cultural Observatory National Conference
arts & culture
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
SACO 4th international hybrid conference



#SACOConf2022 is to be hosted at the world-class, globally accessible CSIR International Convention Centre on 9 and 10 November 2022.

The CSIR ICC has over 40 years of experience of hosting local and international conferences. It provides top-notch facilities set in tranquil natural surroundings, with an abundance of indigenous wildlife surrounding the venue.

The CSIR ICC is ideally situated, close to all the central amenities in Pretoria, easily accessible from all major routes in Gauteng and Gautrain bus routes.

The modern, well-equipped centre offers facilities for the differently abled, on-site medical assistance, security and free secure parking.

Where to stay

Pretoria has a wide variety of accommodation on offer to cater to your needs. The CSIR suggests the following hotels for which CSIR ICC delegates qualify for pre-arranged special rates. Casa Toscana & City Lodge Hotel Lynnwood, The Maslow Time Square

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Transport and shuttle services

The CSIR ICC is ideally situated on the science and technology hub of Pretoria and is easily accessible via a range of transport options.

Physical address
Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria, Pretoria
GPS Coordinates
Latitude -25.74989778843475 Longitude 28.277326141528135


For travel by car or Gautrain, download a map, directions and Gautrain route details.

For travel by public bus service: The City of Tshwane bus labelled “Scientia” provides easy access between the CBD and the CSIR ICC. The bus operates on Mondays to Fridays.

For travel by public taxi: Taxis coming to the CSIR are available in the CBD at the corner of Prinsloo and Vermuelen Streets. Taxis from the CSIR back to the CBD depart from outside the CSIR security boom.

The following Taxi services are available in Tshwane/ Pretoria:

SACAB 08611 SACAB (08611 72222)
Rixi Taxi 012 632 6262
Kwathlano Cab Transfers 012 430 6465


Exploring Pretoria and Tshwane

The City of Tshwane is a dynamic and bustling metropolis with lots to do. It is the seat of South Africa’s government and home to historic buildings, a contemporary lifestyle, shopping centres, tourist attractions, safari parks, art, museums, and academic institutions.
Want to explore Tshwane or extend your stay by a day or two? Spend some time visiting local attractions. For more information check out Visit Tshwane.