Conference Arrangements

School of Public Health, Wits Medical School

The Wits Medical School is located in Parktown, right next to the Charlotte Maxexe Johannesburg Academic Hospital. The main entrance is in York Road.

It is about 30 km from the OR Tambo airport.

Delegates using their own car are requested to park at the Charlotte Maxexe Johannesburg Academic Hospital parking garage (Level 3) and to follow the signs from there to the School of Public Health.

GPS:
Jubilee Road, Parktown
Co-ordinates: South 26° 10’ 31.785
East: 28° 2’ 44.509

The conference will be held in the School of Public Health Auditorium. This is located opposite the main (parking) entrance of the Medical School.

Directions to Charlotte Maxexe Johannesburg Academic Hospital / Wits Medical School
A. From the M1 North Highway:

  • Travelling from the north of Johannesburg along the M1 south highway, take the Joe Slovo (old Houghton Drive/Harrow Road) off ramp.
  • Drive straight along Harrow Road through 1 set of robots, crossing over Houghton Drive.
  • Take the very next slip to the right driving under the bridge that links St John’s College with Roedean School.
  • Turn right at those robots into Carse O’ Gowrie.
  • Follow the road through 1 set of robots (Sunnyside Hotel on the left). At the next set of robots, turn right into York Road (Wits Education Campus now on the left).
  • The entrance to Medical School (7 York Rd) is on your right at the top of the incline.
  • Turn into the Medical School parking. The Medical School is just below the New Johannesburg Hospital. There is plenty of secure parking.

B. From the M1 South Highway:

  • Take the Jan Smuts Avenue offramp when travelling from the south of Johannesburg along the M1 north highway.
  • From the offramp continue straight through 4 sets of robots (the entrance to the Wits Education Campus is on your left at the 4th set of robots).
  • At the 5th set of robots, turn left into York Road.
  • The entrance to Medical School (7 York Rd) is on your right at the top of the incline.
  • Turn into the Medical School parking. The Medical School is just below the New Johannesburg Hospital. There is plenty of secure parking.

Map

Transport

No special transport has been arranged from the airport to the conference venue.

The Gautrain bus service stops right outside the conference venue. The bus (J2) can be boarded at Johannesburg Park Station, which is the final destination of the Gautrain OR Tambo International Airport to the Johannesburg city route.

A bus ticket costs R8, while the Gautrain fare from the airport to Park station is R170. You will need a Gautrain gold card to use either. The bus service does not operate on Saturdays.