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Visitors to the beautiful city of Tshwane (Pretoria) are invited to experience the vibrant multiculturalism and warm hospitality in this often understated and historic city in South Africa.

The city is the executive de facto capital of the country and offers visitors beautiful weather and first world capabilities alongside rich cultural heritage. An interesting fact is that Pretoria is also known as “Jacaranda City” for its thousands of jacaranda trees, it’s also home to universities and government buildings as well as the longest urban street in South Africa. The semicircular Union Buildings encompass the president’s offices and hosted Nelson Mandela’s inauguration. Nearby is the Voortrekker Monument, honouring 19th-century Afrikaans settlers from the Cape Colony.

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The city has something to offer any tourist from world-class sporting facilities and historic monuments to incredible natural botanic gardens, zoo, nature reserves and modern retail parks.

You are invited you join the ISRSE-37 Symposium Banquet in the heart of the city and engage with guests in a relaxed environment while taking in the urban renewal vibe permeating the city centre. The event promises an unforgettable experience from departure until your last drink of the night.

Your evening begins when you are collected by luxury bus (3 collection points at CSIR ICC, Menlyn Fire & Ice, Sheraton Hotel) and transported through a historic tour of the city until your arrival at a vibrant urban immersion. Engage with local traders of beautiful and authentic cultural arts, crafts and gifts while sipping on drinks and give in to your desire to purchase something special to remind you of this visit to South Africa. You are then invited through song and dance to indulge in the scrumptious cuisine prepared for you in modern yet retro settings of the banquet venue.  An evening of South African hospitality awaits as you are encouraged to relax and network until the evening draws to a close and you have to fondly bid farewell to new and old friends under the African sky. Reserve your ticket when registering for the Symposium here.

The dress code for the evening is smart casual.

Symposium Banquet