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The South Africa National Convention Centre (SANCB) is a ‘one-stop solution’ for independent information and assistance, giving neutral advice on all aspects of hosting and organising any business event in South Africa.

You can find decent conference venues, convention centres, hotels and bed and breakfasts anywhere in the world. In South Africa, we have plenty of that, too. But if you’re looking for a destination where you can be inspired by the people, sights, sounds and unrivalled tenacity that has seen so many thrive all over the world, South Africa is everything you’re looking for and more.

SANCB Toolkit

As the South African National Conventions Bureau, we are passionate about our country. But promoting South Africa as an ideal business destination is the easy part. What we really want to show the world is that when it comes to business travel, South Africa is much more than simply an ideal business destination.

YYes, we have first-class convention centres that have hosted world-changing events such as the United Nations Climate Change Conference; COP17, solid infrastructure which accommodated 18 000 delegates from 183 countries at the 21st AIDS conference in Durban, in 2016, a sophisticated business sector and some the world’s best accommodations options, but that is just the surface. Dig deeper and you’ll find a country bursting with inspired people doing incredible things.

Planning a meeting in South Africa?Find a venue here.

Incentive options

Northern Cape

The Nossob 4X4 eco trail

Northern Cape

Mattanu Private Reserve

Northern Cape

San boarding on the Witsand Dunes

Northern Cape

Boating on the “Sakkie se Arkie” in Upington

Northern Cape

Stargazing in Sutherland

Northern Cape

Guided trails with Kalahari bushmen or San

Northern Cape

Take a ghost tour of Kimberley

Northern Cape

Kokerboom food and wine route

Key Industries in South Africa

Throughout history, South Africans have turned dreams into innovation, struggle into triumph, and inspiration into growth. From Chris Barnard performing the world’s first heart transplant to the introduction of the world’s first oil-from-coal refinery, South Africa has been on the forefront of many ground-breaking inventions that have changed the world.

Ever since the country’s monumental contribution to the surgical industry in 1967 with the world’s first human-to-human heart transplant performed by South African Dr. Christiaan Barnard, the country hasn’t stopped innovating in this space.

Mining in South Africa has been a contentious issue since 15-year-old Erasmus Stephanus Jacobs discovered South Africa’s first diamond, the Eureka, in Hopetown in 1867.

South Africa has a well-established and sophisticated information and communication technologies (ICT) sector. It is, in fact, the largest and most advanced on the continent.

South Africa has established itself as a lucrative outsourcing hub with an incredible overall quality of services offered.

South Africa’s creative industry is dominated by the film sector as well as a vibrant arts & crafts industry.

South Africa has developed an established and diversified manufacturing sector that has proven to be resilient and competitive in the global economy.

Upcoming events

Western Cape

21st International Congress of Cytology

Western Cape

18th International Congress of Immunology

Western Cape

15th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant –ICMGP

Western Cape

13th Congress Meeting of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Western Cape

Global Internship Conference

Western Cape

Conference of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres


14th International Conference on Copepoda

Western Cape

3rd BKR International Joint ASIAPAC/EMEA Regional Meeting

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