ECRM Practical Information

Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ECRM Practical Information helpful.

Conference Location

Wits Business School,
University of the Witwatersrand,
2 Saint David’s Place, Parktown, 2193, Johannesburg, South Africa
PO Box 98, Wits, 2050, Johannesburg
Telephone: + 27 – 11-717 3544

Conference Location


University Information

Wits Business School (WBS) is the Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Started in 1968, WBS offers a variety of postgraduate academic and executive education programmes. WBS also specialises in the design of in-company programmes, partnering with clients to develop management capacity. Wits Business school is located in Johannesburg, the heart of the most vibrant commercial hub of Africa. Through extensive networks, WBS has access to global thought leaders across all sectors of business and society.

The School’s strong research base is underpinned by a full-time academic staff cohort, ninety-five percent of whom have PhDs. It is the only business school in Africa to be a Partnership in International Management (PIM) member and the MBA programme is AMBA accredited.

The School aims to create the academic, research, leadership and character excellence conditions that nurture graduates who grow and achieve beyond themselves as the continent’s leaders, in business and in society. WBS also aims to be a center of discourse and debate for business, government, civil society and organised labour- to address the issues critical to Africa fulfilling its economic destiny.

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Local Information

Johannesburg, more commonly known as Jo’burg , eGoli (meaning City of Gold)  or Jozi, is a rapidly changing city and the vibrant heart of South Africa.  It is the largest city in South Africa and the provincial capital of Gauteng, the wealthiest province in South Africa. The city is one of the 50 largest urban agglomerations in the world and has a population of over 4.5 million. It is the seat of the South African Constitutional Court.

The city was named and established in 1886 following the discovery of gold on what had been a farm, along a ridge called Witwatersrand. It is located in an area known as the Highveld, at an elevation of 1,753 metres and has a subtropical, sunny climate.

Named as one of the latest “must visit” places in the world, GQ magazine describes Jozi as, “a seriously buzzing urban landscape packed with superb bars, inventive restaurants, cool hotels and one of the world's most exciting theatre, art and music scenes.”

Getting to ECRM

The main international airport in Johannesburg is OR Tambo International Airport where flights from around the world arrive daily. There is also another smaller airport in the city. Lanseria Airport, which many of the South African Budget Airlines fly into.

Getting in Johannesburg from the airport

Gautrain: One of the city’s greatest prides, the Gautrain is a high speed train that links, OR Tambo International Airport and various Johannesburg suburbs. Each Gautrain station is linked to a series of feeder buses.

Uber: Uber has revolutionised the local metered taxi industry by providing a safe, quick and reliable system that is competitively priced. (R350 from the airport to Rosebank and R90 from Rosebank to WBS)

Metered taxis: Book in the airport or hail one outside. Recommended taxi firms are: Orange Cabs (R400 from the airport to Rosebank and R100 from Rosebank to WBS) Zebra Cabs (R350 from the airport to Rosebank and R90 from Rosebank to WBS)

Car hire: Car hire is quick and easy in South Africa. The airport offers a number of hire places, including the usual: Avis, Hertz, Budget and Tempest.


Conference Accommodation

The designated Conference Hotel for ECRM is yet to be confirmed.
We do not currently have special arrangements with the local hotels, but you will find competitive prices on online booking agents such as Below is a selection of hotels recommended by the university.

Conference dinner

Conference Dinner

The Conference dinner will be confirmed soon.Your registration fee includes a place for you at the Conference dinner.
You are welcome to bring a guest at the cost of £50. Please see the registration page to book a guest or contact

Key locations on Google Maps

Key locations for the 18th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies ECRM 2019 in South Africa are shown on this google map: