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South Africa is fast becoming one of the world's favourite destinations for big events, meetings, conferences and exhibitions, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk told delegates at the 2012 Meetings Africa expo in Johannesburg.
Cape Town has beaten off competition from Dublin and Bilbao to be named as the World Design Capital for 2014. Mayor Patricia de Lille said the city would use the event, which takes place as South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy, as a "driver of social and economic change in the environment".
For the first time in its 85-year history, the World Forestry Congress will come to Africa. The congress's next gathering, held under the auspices of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, will take place in Durban in 2015.
The Cape Town International Convention Centre is set for a R4.5-billion expansion that will include the creation of 10 000 square metres of retail space, a hospital, an office tower, numerous basement parking bays and the regeneration of Founder's Garden.
Selected conference and expo venues in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.
Selected conference and expo venues in Johannesburg, South Africa.
South Africa's conference and exhibition venues are world-class, ranging from intimate bush hideaways to large-scale, hi-tech exhibition and convention centres. Take your pick from a selection of over 120 of the country's top venues.
Selected conference and expo venues in Limpopo province, South Africa.
Selected conference and expo venues in North West province, South Africa.
The top four conference and expo venues in Johannesburg, South Africa.