17th International Heat Transfer Conference





South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and on the east and northeast by Mozambique and Swaziland; and surrounds the kingdom of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area.

South Africa is a multi-ethnic society encompassing a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. Its pluralistic makeup is reflected in the constitution's recognition of 11 official languages, which is among the highest number of any country in the world.


Cape Town is a coastal city in South Africa. It is the second-most populous urban area in South Africa after Johannesburg. As the seat of the Parliament of South Africa, it is the legislative capital of the country and forms part of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality.

The city is known for its harbour, for its natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region, and for landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point.


Do I require a visa in order to travel to South Africa?

Depending on where you are travelling from, and through which country/ies you will be transiting, you may require a visa, or transit visa/s.

Please click here to check if you require a visa to enter South Africa For more information on visa requirements for entering South Africa, please click here.

Feel free to contact us should you require an official invitation letter for visa application purposes.

What currency is used in South Africa?

The currency used in South Africa is the South African Rand.

Symbol: R
Subunit: Cent
Banknotes: R 100.00, R 200.00, R 20.00, R 10.00, R 50.00
Coins: 20c, 10c, 50c R 1.00, R 2.00, R 5.00

Which language is predominantly spoken in South Africa?

There are eleven official languages of South Africa: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, SiSwati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu.

With English being the second language of many South Africans is most likely the most commonly spoken language of the nation.

What is the weather like in Cape Town in August?

While there is definitely a change in seasons from the summer months of December and January to the winter months of June, July and August, the average temperature in Cape Town remains relatively mild all year long.

During a stay in Cape Town in August, you can expect the average temperature to be 18°C (64°F). This balmy temperature is great for exploring Cape Town.

Similarly, every day the temperature drops after sunset, and during August the average low temperature is a cool 8°C.