CPD Points

The Conference will be CPD accredited by the SACSSP and all attending delegates will receive a CPD/Attendance certificate.


Letter of Invitation

The NASW(SA) Secretary will send a letter of invitation to delegates who require this service. The request must be in writing. Please note that the letter of invitation does not obligate NASW(SA) and/or the Conference Secretariat to provide any financial support regarding the attendance of the conference. Letters of invitation will not be issued unless the organising committee have received a registration form and proof of payment for conference fee.


Name Badges

Each delegate will receive a name badge when registering at the Conference. Please ensure that you wear your name badge at all times, whether you are attending the conference sessions or social functions. Only delegates wearing their name badges will be admitted to the conference sessions, social functions and catering areas.


Official Language of the Conference

The official language of the conference is English. All abstracts will be submitted in English.


Social Events

Delegates attending the conference can look forward to the following social events:

  • A Reception Cocktail to be held on Wednesday, 25 September 2013.
  • A Cultural Evening and Gala Dinner to be held on Thursday, 26 of September 2013.

Each event includes cultural performances which will allow delegates to relax, network, and recharge after a long day of attending the conference. Tickets to the social events will be available, should delegates wish to invite guests to any of these functions.


Tourism and Shopping

Sandton City Shopping

Imagine a place where the likes of Jenni Button and Louis Vuitton, Carrol Boyes and Apple showcase their very best ranges; a place where you can sip on the world’s finest coffee or enjoy a French croissant or a slice of local Milk Tart – all under one roof.

If you can imagine it, then you’ve pictured Sandton City, one of Africa’s leading and most prestigious shopping centres. Sandton City offers an unparalleled shopping experience that combines the world’s most desirable brands with everyday leisure and entertainment.

Situated in the prestigious Sandton Central Management District in Northern Johannesburg, Sandton City is conveniently located within walking distance of the Sandton Gautrain station and within easy access from highways and main roads within Sandton CBD.

With close to 300 leading local and international retailers, Sandton City is a one-of-a-kind premier fashion and leisure destination. It’s an energetic hub of Afro-cosmopolitan glamour - international shopping with South African flair. Visit www.sandtoncity.com

Rosebank Mall

The powerful magic of Africa is perfectly fused with the elegance and sophistication of Europe to create a world of shopping splendour at one of South Africa's leading shopping and entertainment complexes, Rosebank Mall in Johannesburg. Situated in one of the trendiest business nodes in the country, it is easily accessible from all major cities in Gauteng via the M1 freeway and offers a shopping and entertainment experience of world-class proportions, not only for local shoppers and fun seekers, but also for international visitors. The Gautrain is located opposite Rosebank Mall in Oxford Road with easy access to the mall.

The Gautrain station is located in Oxford Road, at the robots corner Baker & Cradock Streets proceed ahead and enter through The Mall Offices to reach Rosebank Mall. Rosebank Mall GPS Coordinates are S26.1460 E 28.0409. Visit http://www.themallofrosebank.co.za



Johannesburg enjoys pleasant weather all year round. Indeed, this is amongst the city's main attractions for holiday makers. One of the reasons for such a great climate is the fact that Johannesburg is located at high altitude, at some 1,753 metres / 5,751 feet above sea level.

Another reason is that there's often a light breeze, helping to ward off extremely hot temperatures. Johannesburg's seasons are not always clearly defined, with summer sometimes running and merging into autumn. Many visitors prefer to visit Johannesburg during the early summer, in September.