Under the theme, Then and Now: Reimagining Africa’s Future, the 25th World Economic Forum on Africa will take place June 3 – 5, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. Regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society will convene to take stock of progress over the last 25 years, share insights on the present landscape and identify innovative approaches to accelerate inclusive growth while bringing about sustainable development in the future.
Cape Town International Airport (FACT/CPT) will be the only airport open for international operations. Parking at FACT is one hour on airside parking bays for arrivals and departures. It can get congested due to the influx of GA aircraft and commercial traffic. Parking will not be an issue at Signature Flight Support.
Crime is the primary security concern for travelers to South Africa. Economic and social issues can spark xenophobic violence. As of late March 2015, significant unrest has been affecting townships in the Durban area. Strikes and demonstrations also commonly affect the country's security environment. Common triggers include social issues, economic policies, political developments and labor disputes. The threat of terrorism is ever-present; however, the overall threat is not assessed as high. Corruption affects South Africa's security forces but is not as prominent of a concern as it is in other African countries.
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All flights require landing permits for South Africa. The DCA is very strict and requires 72 hours to process a permit. Please make sure to have the following documents when submitting an application:
Changes to normal airport procedures include:
South Africa Entry/Exit Requirements
Overflight permission required for all Private, Charter, Commercial, State and Military
Landing permission required for all Private, Charter, Commercial, State and Military flights that intend to:
Application lead time for both Overflight and Landing Permits is 48 hours.
Crew and passengers from most countries can stay in South Africa for 90 days or less without a visa.
Tourist Visa for South Africa
Business Visa for South Africa
Diplomatic Visa for South Africa
Volunteer Visa for South Africa
An MH Aviation representative will be on the ground at each airport and requests will go through the MH Aviation - Johannesburg office.
Ground Handling Services
Office: +2711 6090123
Mobile: +2782 9405437 (24hrs)
Hotel accommodations are at a premium during this time, so advance booking is strongly recommended. Due to limited available hotel capacity, rates will be higher closer to the Forum dates. Transportation is not expected to be an issue.
Drive time between FACT and Cape Town is 30 minutes during off-peak times and 45 minutes to an hour during peak traffic times.
|World Economic Forum on Africa 2015 site:||http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-africa-2015|
The information provided is based on current information at time of publication and may be subject to change.
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