Responding to 21st century imperatives in chemistry education


Registration and Accommodation queries

Tel: +27 (0) 21 910 1913
Fax: +27 (0) 21 910 0471

Conference Office

Event Management Solutions
+27 (0) 21 712 0571
Fax: 0866 86 8882

Conference Venue Address

Lagoon Beach Hotel
1 Lagoon Gate Drive, Milnerton, Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: + 27 (0) 21 528 2000


The National Institute for Communicable Diseases, which has a World Health Organization (WHO) referral laboratory, regularly updates the number of cases tested for COVID-19 in South Africa at the following website:

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Visa Information

Should you require a letter of invitation please contact our registration office on: Email: or Tel: +27 (0) 21 910 1913


July is winter in Cape Town and one can expect daytime high temperatures of 13°C (55°F) to 18°C (65°F) and evening temperatures can drop to around 7°C (45°F). Average expected rainfall from June to August is 14 days per month.  Delegates are advised to pack a waterproof jacket.

Currency and exchange

The South African Rand (ZAR) is the local currency. Foreign exchange can be done at the airport as well as at all major hotels. Notes come in denominations of R10, R20, R50, R100 and R200 and coins in 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, R1, R2 and R5. 100 cents equals one rand. There are two R5 coins in circulation, both of which are legal currency. All transactions are rounded down to the nearest 5c. Foreigners can claim sales tax refunds (VAT) and should ask salesmen to fill out a tax refund form when purchasing any goods.

Credit cards & shopping

The South African Rand (ZAR) is the local currency. All major credit cards are accepted throughout South Africa.

Electricity & Voltage

The voltage throughout South Africa is 220V/50Hz. Most plugs are 15 amp 3-prong or 5 amp 2-prong, in both cases with round pins. If you are bringing any electrical appliances you are advised to bring an adapter. Most hotels have 110 volt outlets for electric shavers and appliances. Adaptors can be bought at the airport on arrival.


We urge delegates to take care of their personal possessions at all times and exhibitors to be particularly aware during the period of exhibition build-up and breakdown.

Courtesy Request

Food and Drink: Only water may be consumed inside the auditorium. Please respect this request.

Smoking: Strict legislation governs smoking in public places in South Africa. Smoking is absolutely forbidden inside the Conference Centre.

Mobile phones: Please ensure that mobile phones are on silent mode during the conference sessions.

Time-keeping: As time will be very tight, delegates are requested to respect the starting times for all sessions.

Emergency Medical Services

From any main line Dial 107 to get through to the City’s emergency number or 10177 for an ambulance.