Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa, and by far one of the most astonishing cities in the world. The City of Gold, named for its large gold deposits, is home to the one of the most diverse populations in terms of ethnicities and cultures. From historical sites reflecting the past of the country, such as the Apartheid museum and Vilakazi Street, home to two Nobel Peace Laureates – Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela; to modern structures such as the famed Mall of Africa; Sandton City Mall, the richest square mile in Africa; and the prominent street art scene in downtown Johannesburg, passing by Nelson Mandela Bridge, the symbol of the first elected South African president that bridged the Apartheid divide, the City of Gold offers a unique and thrilling experience to its visitors. Johannesburg is also home to the Cradle of Humankind and Sterkfontein Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for being the world’s richest hominid site where the earliest ancestors of humankind were discovered. The Lion Park, Johannesburg Zoo, Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens and several other nature reserves make Johannesburg a city worth visiting and exploring.
As delegates will be spending a week in the City of Gold, we strive to equip them with the most authentic experience of the city as possible, therefore delegates and advisors will have the opportunity to visit some of these historic sites, affording them a good break from intense committee sessions, while providing an opportunity to strengthen friendships. There will also be the opportunity for shopping at renowned malls like Sandton City Mall, Fourways Mall and Montecasino.