Global civil society activity in South Africa

Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

20 years

South Africa is ranked #30 over a 20 year period,
with 2383 meetings since 2001.


South Africa is ranked #29 in 2021, with 44 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

South African Tourism


As Africa's top meetings and events destination, South Africa's amazing variety of venues and destinations, diverse offering and unforgettable experiences will exceed your expectations. Whether you're planning a meeting in the bush or require the cutting edge technology available at our international convention centres, our Meeting Planner tools will help you plan the perfect event.

With more than 1 700 meeting venues in South Africa and award winning international convention centres, South Africa is amply equipped to take care of your business event needs. Our largest meeting venues, complete with the latest technology, can accommodate more than 20 000 delegates.

South Africa has hosted a significant number of high profile events that have seen more than 100 000 delegates experience our first-rate meeting venues and explore the amazing attractions our country has to offer.

Local UIA Partner

Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau


The Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau is a partnership initiative of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs and the Ethekwini Municipality to promote the meeting or business tourism services of the South African province of KwaZulu-Nataland the metropolitan area of Durban.The Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau began its operations on the 1 July 2010 and is thus still very much at its inception stage of development. It operates as a special division of Tourism KwaZulu-Natal. This entity provides the following business tourism support services together with its partners:

  • Promotional materials;
  • Educational trips and site Inspections;
  • Supplier information and quotations;
  • Social programmes;
  • Pre and post tours and incentive packages;
  • Assistance with congress bids;
  • Convention publicity and delegate boosting;
  • Destination display and promotion;
  • Information kits and welcome packs for delegates;
  • Shuttle services; and
  • Identification of professional conference organiser (PCO) services.

Organizations based in South Africa

International Pig Veterinary Society - Humansdorp
StreetNet International - Durban
Pan-African Association of Zoos and Aquaria - Johannesburg
Nematological Society of Southern Africa - Potchefstroom
Pan African Society for Musical Arts Education - Clubview
African Society of Human Genetics - Wits
African Council of Optometry - Durban
Southern African Regional Universities Association - Bellville
Airlines Association of Southern Africa - Johannesburg
African Kurash Union - Vanderbijlpark
South African Council of Churches - Johannesburg
Confédération africaine de natation amateur - Johannesburg
African Association of Nuclear Medicine - Tygerberg
Southern African Comparative and History of Education Society - Hatfield
Association of African Planning Schools - Rondebosch
Rugby Africa - Cape Town
Africa Association of Quantity Surveyors - Midrand
Pan-African Thoracic Society - Durban
International Dental Ethics and Law Society - Bellville
International Council of Reflexologists - Durban
Squash Federation of Africa - Northlands
Southern African Music Rights Organizations - Johannesburg
African Correctional Services Association - Pretoria
EIS-AFRICA - Midrand
Anthropology Southern Africa - East London

View More profiles (459) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in South Africa

2027 International Data WeekCommittee on Data for Science and Technology - Cape Town

2026 Annual MeetingWorld Jersey Cattle Bureau - Cape Town

2026 CongressFédération internationale des géomètres - Cape Town

2025 Biennial SymposiumInternational Society for Diatom Research - Skukuza

2025 SymposiumInternational Society of Dermatopathology - Cape Town

2025 Biennial CongressInternational Association of Paediatric Dentistry - Cape Town

2024 International Congress on Infectious DiseasesInternational Society for Infectious Diseases - Cape Town

2024 World ConferenceILGA World - Cape Town

2024 Annual CongressInternational Fiscal Association - Cape Town

2024 World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical SciencesInternational Pharmaceutical Federation - Cape Town

2024 Biennial WorkshopInternational Study Group for Systems Biology - Stellenbosch

2024 International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME)International Society for Microbial Ecology - Cape Town

2024 General AssemblyInternational Astronomical Union - Cape Town

2024 International SymposiumInternational Organization for Science and Technology Education - Durban

2024 International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP)International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant - Cape Town

View More Future Events (22) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in South Africa

2023 Conference – Zoological Society of Southern Africa - Central Drakensberg
2023 Conference – African Association of Agricultural Economists - Durban
2023 IAH Congress – International Association of Hydrogeologists - Cape Town
2023 Annual ACFE Africa Conference – Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - Johannesburg
2023 Annual Conference – International Emergency Management Society - Grahamstown
2023 Symposium – Nematological Society of Southern Africa - Krugersdorp
2023 Joint Conference – Southern African Bursars of Independent Schools AssociationIndependent Schools Association of Southern AfricaSouthern African Heads of Independent School Association
2023 Africa Regional Conference – Alliott Group - Cape Town
2023 Congress – Vascular Society of Southern Africa - Cape Town
2023 Annual Conference – International Education Association of South Africa - Durban
2023 BRICS Summit – BRICS - Johannesburg
2023 International Conference on Inclusive Cities - Durban
2023 International Cartographic Conference – International Cartographic Association - Cape Town
2023 Biennial Conference – World Netball - Cape Town
2023 Annual Congress – Grassland Society of Southern Africa - Rustenburg

View More Past Events (4278) in The International Congress Calendar

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