6th International Conference on Laser Peening and Related Phenomena
The 6th International Conference on Laser Peening and Related Phenomena will be taking place in South Africa starting off with the CSIR in Pretoria and then moving to Skukuza, Kruger National Park

Ideally situated close to all the central amenities in Pretoria, easily accessible from all major routes in Gauteng and very competitively priced is Pretoria's very own dedicated International Convention Centre. The CSIR International Convention Centre offers superb facilities and quality service with conference, function and exhibition venues that can accommodate events of 500 to as little as 10 delegates and guests, with groups as large as 1000 being accommodated at times. Flexibility, service excellence and professionalism are key to what the International Convention Centre offers its clients.
Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre

Makings of the Centre

The conference has been built as part of SANParks’ commercialisation strategy which was adopted in 2001 and which also included the need to diversify the product offering. The main target market for the conference facility is the South African business sector.

This state of the art facility which consists of a main hall and 4 breakaway rooms offers facilities for up to 500 people. It is set in the heart of Skukuza rest camp and is accessible by road via the Paul Kruger Gate. It presents a unique opportunity for a relaxed conferencing atmosphere with its own ambience.

Naming of the Centre

The conference centre as a whole is named after Corporal Nombolo Mdhluli who served the Kruger National Park during the period from 1919 until his retirement in 1958 (nearly 40 years of service). His exact age was unknown, even to himself. He started working for the Kruger National Park (then still known as the Sabi Game Reserve) at the old Rolle ranger post, which was a railway halt on the old Selati railway line some 55 km north-west of Skukuza.