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The Southern African Institute for Occupational Hygiene (SAIOH) takes pleasure in inviting you to attend and participate in its upcoming Annual Conference, which will take place from 25 to 27 October 2017 at the beautiful Misty Hills Country Hotel and Conference Venue in Gauteng. 

The Cradle of Humankind is home to Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa. Nestled in the foothills of the Swartkop Mountains on the threshold of the beautiful Kromdraai Valley in Muldersdrift, Misty Hills is one of the most popular hotel and conference venues in Gauteng.

Booking of accommodation for the SAIOH 2017 Conference is the responsibility of the individual delegates; accommodation costs are not included in the conference registration fees. 

Please contact Melanie Shipway , via e-mail or +27 11 950 6193 to make your accommodation bookings and payments for Misty Hills Country Hotel and Conference Venue, and quote the following reference for the conference, to take advantage of the reduced rate for conference delegates: SAIOH Annual Conference 2017.


For more information on the venue, please see:

The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, one of eight in the country, boasts a rich fossil history thanks to the rare preservation conditions of the area's dolomitic limestone ridges. Although our hominin ancestors roamed throughout the African continent, the preservation of their remains in the various caves of the Cradle of Humankind is particularly striking. The fossil sites here have produced more hominin fossils than any other sites in the world (around 40%). There are 15 fossil sites in the core area, which is also home to a diversity of birds, animals and plants, some of which are rare or endangered. For more information on the activities and events available at the Cradle of Humankind and Maropeng (the official visitor centre of the Cradle), for your pre- and post-conference leisure time, please see:




Muldersdrift Estate

69 Drift Boulevard (R114)



South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)11 950 6000

Duration of Conference

One (1) Day - Professional Development Courses (PDCs)

One and a half (1.5) Day - Conference


“Occupational Hygiene: Building Bridges beyond Borders”

Gala Dinner

26 October 2017

Delegates wishing to bring a guest will need to ensure they register their guest online, as there is a fee of R550 (excl VAT) for guests (Gala Dinner only)

Snacks and Lunch (Arrival, Mid-Morning & Mid-Afternoon)

Breakfast snacks will be made available each morning and a Buffet Lunch will be served in the Summerhouse/Boma for the three (3) days



Attendance at the SAIOH Annual Conference is accredited for 1 SAIOH CPD point per day

Attendance at the PDC session(s) is accredited for 0.5 SAIOH CPD point


 Please feel free to contact the Conference Organisation Team for any assistance at

Alternatively, you can contact Ms Kate Smart, the SAIOH chief administrator, at


The SAIOH banking details are provided on the system-generated invoice which delegates will receive upon completion of their online registration for the Conference and/or PDCs Session.

Only electronic transfers or direct deposits into the SAIOH bank account will be accepted as payment.

Please send proof of payment to

Payment received before 10 October 2017 confirms registration for the Conference and/or PDCs Session.

NOTE: Conference fees are inclusive of the Gala Dinner; additional fees apply only to those delegates who wish to bring a guest to the Gala Dinner


Cancellations will only be accepted in writing.  A cancellation fee of 10% will be charged; substitution of attendees will be allowed, however, the conference organisers must be informed in advance of any requested changes in this regard.


For catering purposes, confirmation is required for attendance at the official SAIOH evening function – the Gala Dinner and SAIOH Awards - on 26 October 2017. Guests of delegates are welcome to attend the Gala Dinner at an additional fee of R550 per person. When registering online for the Conference, please select the "Dinner Guest" ticket option; the additional fee will be added to the system-generated invoice.


There is large number of accommodation options (B&Bs, lodges and hotels) in the Muldersdrift area; however, SAIOH recommends that delegates stay at the conference venue for their own convenience, should they require accommodation.

“Misty Hills offers 195 stone-built thatched rooms and suites, all elegantly furnished to complement the indigenous surroundings. Royal and Presidential suites each have enclosed walled-in gardens and plunge pools, thus offering the discerning guest total privacy, luxury and exclusivity. The leisure area, housing a swimming pool and a children's pool, a well-equipped gym, private secluded lounge, games room and magical children's Peregrine Castle, is ideal for relaxing and enjoying the tranquil environment.”

Reduced Rates for Conference Delegates

Singles @ R1397 per person, on a bed and breakfast basis

Twins @ R880 per person, on a bed and breakfast basis

Room check-in at Reception

Time: from 16h00

Room check-out at Reception

Time: no later than 10h00


Please note that all early arrivals (08h00) or late departures (until 14h00) will be charged an additional cost of R600 per room.  Please note that the Wi-Fi access in the hotel rooms is complimentary and the password can be requested from Reception on check-in.

Misty Hills Country Hotel operates as a cashless environment to ensure the safety of all guests and staff. All major debit and credit cards are accepted.

Baby Sitting: Cost per babysitter is R65 per hour until midnight and R75 per hour thereafter.

SPA in the Country: The Spa is open until 19h00 for conference delegates and their guests, from Monday to Thursday only. All bookings must be made in advance. Please e-mail the Spa Management directly, to make bookings: OR

The following services are also available on site

  • Business Centre with secretarial services, colour printing, faxing, photocopying, etc.
  • 2x500kva Generators guaranteeing 24hr power supply
  • In-house and onsite IT department
  • Wi-Fi in all conference venues and hotel rooms
  • Free Parking
  • CCTV surveillance of entire complex
  • 24hr security patrols of entire property
  • World famous Carnivore Restaurant on site 


Misty Hills Country Hotel is conveniently located within a 15 minute drive from Lanseria Airport and 24 km from Johannesburg.

Transfers between the airport and the venue can be arranged directly with the hotel and will be at an additional cost for conference delegates.

The UBER service is a convenient alternative and is prevalently located throughout the area.


SAIOH is a non-profit organisation which is committed to the prevention and reduction of ill health at work through the dissemination of knowledge and the professional registration of Occupational Hygiene Practitioners.


By exhibiting at this conference you and your company will gain recognition and exposure for your products and services, by means of:

·        Company name and logo on the final conference programme

·        Company name and logo included in all SAIOH national and international communications

·        Company name and logo hyperlinked from SAIOH’s website to your company website

·        Opportunity to have your company banner/s and posters at the venue for the duration of the conference

·        Company marketing material placed in the delegate bags

·        Between conference presentations, a background slide presentation of your product/services will be looped for marketing purposes

Exhibitor Fee: R5000 (excl VAT)

The fee per exhibitor stand is inclusive of the conference days as well as the PDC-day prior to the conference start (2.5 days in total) and includes: ± 4m2 x 3m2 exhibition area with a table and two chairs, and services, lunch, refreshments and attendance of two representatives at the Gala Dinner and SAIOH Awards event, on the evening of 26 October 2017.

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