Delegates are requested to make their own travel arrangements on time. A complimentary shuttle service will be provided to and from OR Tambo International Airport. It will be available every 20 minutes from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm on the 31st of August 2023 and from 6:00 am to 10:00 am on the 1st of September 2023. Should you arrive at a time outside of the designated shuttle times, you can either wait for the next shuttle or arrange your own transport.

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE: Free Group Shuttles will be made available at the below indicated designated pick-up points in Gauteng for only onsite REGISTERED and ACCEPTED delegates. A confirmed route plan will be communicated. All travel arrangements and queries should be directed to

Area Pick Up Point
Johannesburg NHLS Sandringham
Johannesburg NHLS Braamfontein
Johannesburg WITS - Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
Johannesburg Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital
Johannesburg Helen Joseph Hospital
Pretoria UP – Tshwane Academic Hospital
Pretoria SMU - Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital

PARKING: At Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo's entrance, please indicate you are attending the PathReD Congress. There is plenty of safe parking available at the Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo.

Visa Requirements for South Africa

We are excited that you will be joining us at the PathReD Congress 2023 and are looking forward to hositing you. Please note the information below to guide you in your preparation to visit South Africa.

Entry requirements for South Africa
For the latest information on South African entry requirements, please select this link: Department of Home Affairs for the Republic of South Africa

Visa requirements differ from country to country: (click here to see which countries are currently exempt) and are subject to change. Please enquire with your nearest South African mission or consulate abroad or any office of the Department of Home Affairs to see whether or not you are required to apply for a visa.

South Africa does not process visas upon arrival. Only select countries are able to enter without visas, and you must check with your local embassy or consulate to determine your individual entry requirements.

PathReD is not responsible for assisting with visa processes. A Letter of Support for Visa application can be requested during the registration for PathReD Congress 2023. Please note PathReD cannot contact an embassy or consulate on your behalf.

It is critically important for visa applications to be processed well in advance of your anticipated departure date. South African embassies frequently require appointments and/or in-depth biometrics, which can add weeks to the visa application process.

Obtaining your “Letter of Support” for Visa Application

PathReD Congress 2023 Letter of Support for Visa application: Your letter of support is sent upon request during the online registration process for PathReD Congress 2023.

If you do not receive your Letter of Support, please email and include your registration confirmation number.

Travel and tourism information

PathReD 2023 Travel and Tourism Information The information below aims to serve as a guide for local PathReD 2023 travel and tourism information. Please direct additional queries to PathReD email


Conference attire is business casual for all days.


WiFi and internet access will be available at the congress venue and hotels. Please check with your hotel to determine if a fee is charged for these services.


Pre-arranged accommodation at the congress venue includes breakfast. Should you not be utilizing the congress venue for accommodation, please check with your hotel to confirm if breakfast and dinner are included in your nightly room rate. Morning and afternoon tea breaks as well as lunch will be provided at the congress. Dinner will be available for purchase at the hotels and restaurants at the congress venue.

Safety and Security

The City of Johannesburg Tourism Information recommends the following:

  • Keep your valuables such as jewellery and mobile phones hidden whenever possible
  • Keep high-tech equipment such as cameras on your person at all times.
  • Try to walk in groups as far as possible, especially at night.
  • Pickpockets usually operate where there are large crowds. Be sure to keep your valuables safely tucked away on your person.
  • Try to follow main routes when travelling and stay in well-lit areas at night.
  • Hitch-hiking is dangerous. Do not pick up strangers or accept rides from people you don’t know.
  • When driving, stow your bags and other valuables out of sight, keep your doors locked and be vigilant when stopping at intersections.


The PathReD Organising Committee and participating societies accept no liability for any damage, injuries and/or losses of whatever nature incurred by participants and/or accompanying persons.

  • 13 February 2023
    Abstract Submission Opens
  • 13 February 2023
    Early Bird Registration Opens
  • 31 March 2023
    Early Bird Registration Closes
  • 01 April 2023
    Standard Registration Opens
  • 01 May 2023
    Abstract Submission Closes
  • 26 April 2023
    Abstract Outcome Notification
  • 30 May 2023
    Standard Registration Closes
  • 01 June 2023
    Late Registration Opens