Careers in Africa - Johannesburg

Useful Information

When & Where

Careers in Africa Johannesburg Summit
Friday 9th November – 11th November 2012

Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton
Cnr Rivonia Road and Daisy Street
South Africa
Tel: +27 11 245 8000

Dress code:Formal Business Dress at all times

Travel information and directions:

The following link will assist you in planning your travel to the Radisson Blu Hotel:

Please plan your journey carefully as it is critical that you are on time. All interviews and presentations will start promptly and latecomers will not be admitted entry.


Friday 9th November Activity Location
16:00 Candidate Registration Opens* Exhibition Lobby
17:30 Candidate Briefing Exhibition Area
18:30 – 20:30 Welcome Networking Reception Exhibition Area
Saturday 10th November Activity Location
08:00 onwards Candidate Registration Exhibition Lobby
09:00  Interviews Commence Floors
10:00  Presentations Commence Presentation Room JSE 3
Sunday 11th November Activity Location
08:00 onwards Candidate Registration Exhibition Lobby
09:00  Interviews Commence Floors
13:00 Close of Event

* In order to register – please bring a copy of your confirmation email.

**Please note that you are required to pre-register for the Interview Skills Workshop. There is a fee to attend. There are limited spaces available and pre-paid candidates will have priority. To register, please view the ‘Training Session’ tab on this page.

Important Information


On registering at the Summit, you will receive your badge and programme. Please note that your  badge is your entry pass and should be worn AT ALL TIMES throughout the event.
No replacements will be issued for misplaced name badges.

Should you be unable to register on Friday, please ensure you do so before 9am on Saturday.

Networking Reception

We strongly advise that you attend the official opening of the Summit and the Networking Reception on Friday 9th November at 18:30.

During the Networking Reception you will have the chance to meet with senior delegates from all the companies before your interviews. It will also provide you with an invaluable opportunity to secure additional ‘On-the-Spot Interviews’.

‘On-the-Spot’ Interviews

In addition to your pre-scheduled interviews, you will have the opportunity to secure additional ‘On-the-Spot’ interviews.

Companies may organise these with you directly. Please notify a member of staff from GCC.
GCC staff will contact you on your mobile phone to give you the details.

Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched on throughout the event as we will use this to contact you regarding additional interviews. (Please ensure you leave it SILENT during any presentations or interviews)

Special Interview Arrangements:
Should you have any special considerations (i.e. travel schedules) that we should be aware of when arranging you interview times, please call us on +44 (0) 207 348 9097

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need to attend all 3 days of the Summit?

We advise you to attend for the full duration of the event.
Following registration on Friday, the Networking Reception will give you the opportunity to meet with the senior delegates from attending companies before your interviews.
If you cannot attend on Friday, you must register on Saturday morning between 08:00 and 09:00.

Will my travel and accommodation expenses be covered?

The Summit is free of charge for invited candidates to attend, however, all expenses incurred must be covered by yourself.

What kind of interview can I expect? / Will I have to do an assessment test?

Interviews will last between 30 minutes to 1 hour. 

Details of any additional assessments or test will be confirmed with you closer to the event.

To maximise your chances of success, please ensure you have thoroughly researched the company/ies with whom you are interviewing. You will be meeting with Senior delegates from each company and the interviews will be conducted at a high level so preparation is essential.

What do I need to bring?

  • Confirmation Email and Printed Schedule – This is your ‘entry ticket’ for the Summit
  • Mobile Phone – we will use this to contact you with any additional interview opportunities
  • Copies of your CV
  • Pen and Notebook

When will I receive feedback on the outcome of my interview?

This will vary from company to company, and it is something that you should discuss with your interviewer. Some companies may give an offer at the end of the summit, however, for more experienced positions the process may take longer. Please take contact details of interviewer so that you can follow up at a later date.


Please find below a selection of hotels in the close proximity of the Radisson Blu Hotel:

Radisson Blu Hotel
Cnr Rivonia Road and Daisy Street
South Africa
Tel: +27 11 245 8000

Cost: R1400 – use booking code Global Career Company

Formula One
No 1 Maree St
Bramley Park
Tel: (+27) 011 887-5555
Fax: (+27) 011 887-3732

Approximate cost: R360

Holiday Inn Sandton
123 Rivonia Road
Tel: +27 (0) 11 282 0000
RFax: +27 (0) 11 282 0010

Approximate cost: R1000

Visa Information

Please contact the Consular Division of your local South African Embassy/High Commission for full details concerning visa requirements for entry into South Africa.

We are happy to provide you with an official invitation letter to take to the South African Embassy to assist with your application.  To enable us to supply this letter, you should be prepared to supply the following:

  • Full name (as it appears on your passport)
  • Date of birth
  • Passport number
  • Date of issue
  • Expiry date
  • Nationality
  • Address and fax number/email address of the British Embassy where you will be applying for your visa

Training Session

Maximise your chances of success at interview!

Develop your personal impact and interview techniques to ensure you maximise your chances of success at The Careers in Africa Summit.

Candidates invited to the Careers in Africa Summit in Johannesburg are eligible to attend an interview techniques and personal impact session held by Global Career Company.

Why attend?
These sessions are intended primarily to provide support for graduates and professionals to maximise their impact and chances of success at interview.
In a competitive job market, how you present yourself and how you manage an interview can have a huge impact on your chances of securing your ideal role and this session will help to guide you through some of the key things to consider and more importantly to avoid during the interview process.


  • Friday 9th of November: 14.30 -16.30
  • Saturday 10th November, 09:00 – 11:00

Included in the training session:

  • Interviewing techniques: how to respond to the most challenging interview questions, top 10 tips for a successful interview …
  • Personal Impact: how to present yourself, personal impact, dress code, how to make the best impression ….
  • Information about the Summit and participating companies


  • Early bird price: 250ZAR
  • On the spot: 300ZAR

Important Information:

For the training session we will be only accepting cash. Please be aware in order to take full advantage of the early bird price, you will need to send a confirmation email (Full name, email, phone number) to by the 2nd of November or you will charged the full price of 300ZAR on the spot.