All you need to know about Tshwane

3rd Mar, 2017

An African city of excellence, Tshwane is also the seat of government, where the world meets the capital of the Rainbow Nation, a term first coined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu to describe post-apartheid South Africa, striving to become an international business travel destination of choice.

ICCA, Venues & Co
Last year was a first for Tshwane, as it finally madethe much talked about ICCA rankings, a testament to the city wanting to be a key player in the meetings industry. In Tshwane, association organisers and participants are dizzy with choice, with access to international and boutique hotels and state-of-the-art venues. In total, more than 7,000 rooms and 400 conference facilities are available, catering for large and small events.

Tshwane’s flagship venue might well be the rightly named Tshwane Events Centre, with the capacity, versatility and capability to host any national or international event – from 10 to 10,000 guests at a conference or gala evening to large scale trade and consumer exhibitions. In 2019, event organisers will have another fitting choice of venue for their events – the Tshwane International Convention Centre (TICC). Ideally located in Centurion, one of the most dynamic districts in the city, the TICC will be the largest on the continent and mark a new era for business tourism in Tshwane and the African continent.

Knowledge in Tshwane
Being South Africa's administrative capital, home to 134 foreign missions, 8 research institutes and 4 institutions of higher learning, Tshwane is an ideal location for knowledge sharing, discussions of high profile and lasting solutions to many global challenges. A resilient and resource-efficient city, Tshwane can also count on an economy that is inclusive, diversified and competitive, as well as quality infrastructure development that supports liveable communities.

Tshwane is nicknamed the ‘Smart Capital of South Africa’ for good reasons:an estimated 85% of all research and development in South Africa is conducted within the walls of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the Human Sciences Research Council, the National Research Foundation, the University of Pretoria, the University of South Africa and the Tshwane University of Technology.

With its large student population comes a forward-looking and creative mindset. In Tshwane, you can experience a young and vibrant atmosphere, with a cosmopolitan lifestyle to match. Visitors can expect a warm welcome from the city with heart. It is no coincidence that it was voted the most friendly host city of the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament, and that it flawlessly organised a myriad conferences, exhibitions, meetings, and major international sporting events.

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