Association Meeting Programme 2019
 
Useful Information
Weather

Durban has a humid subtropical climate, with hot and humid summers and mild winters.

Timezone

Durban lies in the South Africa Standard Time zone, GMT+ 2.

Currency

The South African unit of currency is the Rand (ZAR).
One Rand is equal to 100 cents. Rand notes are available in the following denominations: R200, R100, R50, R20 and R10. Coins are available in the following denominations: R5, R2, R1, 50c, 20c, 10c, 5c.

All major credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted in South Africa. Most businesses, tour operators, airlines and hotels accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club.

Language

English, Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans

Electricity

230 volt, 50 cycle. For your electrical appliances you need a power adapter for South Africa, type M power adapter.

Drinking water

South Africa has high-quality drinking water, in accordance with the standards of the World Health Organisation - the same standards which apply to European and other developed countries. South Africa's water quality system, implemented countrywide, makes the tap water completely safe to drink.

Driving

South Africans drive on the left side of the road and wear seatbelts by law. If you are not a resident of South Africa, but hold a valid driving licence from your own country, you may drive in South Africa. The licence must be in English and have the holder's picture and signature. Visitors with international driving permits may also drive in South Africa.