O.R. Tambo International Airport is 30 minutes from the JSE and surrounding Sandton CBD. Transport from the airport to Sandton is recommended via Uber Black or booked through the hotel.
Language and Time
English is the commonly spoken language in South Africa.
English is spoken throughout the country. In addition to English, each region has speakers of one of the 11 other official languages, including Afrikaans, Ndebele, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, and Zulu.
South Africa is 1 hour ahead of the UK. When it's midday in London it's 1 pm in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Temperature in March – Averages 22-28 degrees Celsius (Warm with rainfall)
Business-casual attire is appropriate for all meeting events.
Telephone prefix: +27
You can get internet access in city hotels and guest houses and in some bars and restaurants.
Currency – Rand (ZAR) (Visa is accepted in hotels and restaurants and most recreational areas)
Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club are readily accepted.
- A 10 percent tip is standard in restaurants. Tables of more than 8 people often have an automatic service charge added to the bill.
- A tip of ZAR 5 to ZAR 10 per piece of luggage is customary for porters in hotels and at airports.
Power points are on alternating current and the supply is 220-230 volts. You will need an adapter.