Welcome to Tshwane, the seat of government, meeting place of the world and capital of the Rainbow Nation. In Tshwane you will experience an African city of excellence – one which blends the depth of local culture and character with world class technology and infrastructure – all on the backdrop of natural splendour and architectural diversity.
Sport, arts and culture, research and development, industry, learning and the business of running the nation are all captured in the daily lives of the city's 2,5 million residents who make this city what it is. It is a city with a welcome as warm as its climate and, for very good reasons, named the best host city for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.
Tshwane covers 6 368 km² of Gauteng's 19 055 km². It stretches almost 121 km from east to west and 108 km from north to south making it the third-largest city in the world in terms of land area, after New York and Tokyo/Yokohama. The city has about 2,5 million residents.
HOME OF GOVERNMENT
As the administrative capital, Tshwane is the proud host of the country's national government and houses the ministry and head office of all the national government departments. The city is thus the heart of policy development which has changed and will continue to change the face of South Africa. The Union Buildings, the seat of government and site of presidential inaugurations, is Tshwane's most iconic landmark. There can be no doubt of their powerful status when one sees the majesty of the sandstone buildings watching over the city.
Tshwane is also host to the largest number of embassies in the world, after Washington DC. The South African and African offices of numerous international organisations working in aids, education, health, research and development are also based in Tshwane. The thousands of foreign officials stationed at these embassies and offices add to the melting pot of cultures in this city.
TSHWANE CONVENTION AND VISITORS SERVICES PROFILE
Tshwane Convention and Visitors Services Bureau is a strategic unit within the Municipality of Tshwane. It was established to provide support and strategic advice to all meetings, incentives and event planners that are considering hosting their events in Tshwane. It is also responsible for raising the profile of Tshwane as a premier MICE destination. Being South Africa's administrative capital, home to 134 foreign missions, 8 research institutes and 4 institutions of higher learning, Tshwane is indeed an ideal location for knowledge sharing, discussions of high profile and lasting solutions to many global challenges.
SERVICES OF THE CONVENTION AND VISITORS SERVICES BUREAU FOR MEETING AND EVENT PLANNERS
To make it easier for meeting and event planners, the bureau will assist with the following:
- Bid documents
- Site inspection visits
- Destination marketing collateral
- Destination information
- Negotiating discounted accommodation rates
- Municipal and government support
- Airport welcome
- Putting them in contact with local suppliers
- Facilitating stakeholder engagements
- Venue sourcing
- Event listing in our calendar of events
- Innovative ideas for corporate clients and incentives
- Room drops
- Industry feedback sessions
FOR THE TRAVEL TRADE
The Tshwane Convention and Visitors Services Bureau is responsible for promoting tourism offerings in Tshwane. It promises to provide you with a diverse array of unforgettable experiences. The bureau will provide you with, among other things, the following services:
- Joint marketing initiatives
- Guest relations and media programmes
- City of Tshwane promotional material
- Information on destination performance
- Destination packaging
- Facilitation of industry partnerships
- Industry feedback sessions