South Africa's sprawling city began life as a 19th-century gold-mining settlement. Johannesburg, affectionately called Jo'burg, is the "city of gold," and is the financial and industrial metropolis of South Africa.
Why exhibit there?
South Africa is seen as the economic powerhouse of Africa. With a climate that is ready for growth and open for trade, South Africa is a great destination for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Also, South Africa’s prospects are undeniably rich and are driven by an abundance of natural resources.
You will arrive at the OR Tambo International Airport, the busiest airport on the continent. If you are not familiar with South Africa it is not advisable to use public transportation. You’re better off using taxis.
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
It is illegal to bring the following goods into South Africa:
- Any poison and other toxic substance.
- Unlawful reproductions of any works subject to copyright.
- Any prison - or penitentiary - made goods.
Main exhibition venues
Exhibitions we have supported
Services we provide
- Booth Host/Hostess
- Lead Generator
- Crowd Gatherer
- Product Demonstrator
- Hospitality Staff
- Brand Ambassador
- Team Leaders
- Event Managers
Key tourist hotspots
Johannesburg is rapidly evolving from an edgy safari stopover to a vibrant hub for arts and culture.
- Visit the apartheid museum which graphically portrays the apartheid story through photos, exhibitions and personal accounts.
- Experience Constitution Hill. Overlooking Johannesburg, Constitution Hill is a former prison, with a reputation for its brutal treatment of prisoners. Famous former prisoners include Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi.
- Chaf Pozi (Soweto) is set in the iconic Orlando Towers in Soweto. The focus here is a truly African experience of an open shisa nyama restaurant. The menu features set meal options with different mixes of grilled meats and sides.
- Melville Grill Lounge (Melville) focuses on the food, not appearances. The traditional South African grill is known for its large platters including lamb chops, wors, wings and brisket options.
- Local currency is rand.
- There are eleven official languages of South Africa: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho,Sotho, SiSwati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu.
- If you’re not from one of these countries you will require a visa.
- Most places use the 2 or 3 round pin plug socket.
- Cultural sensitivities:
- South Africa is a very diverse country so be prepared to adapt to different customs within each business.
- The business community can be seen as risk averse.
- Dress code for business meetings in Johannesburg is formal.