HEFMA 2017

Pretoria, Gauteng
Tuesday, 17 October 2017





HEFMA 2017 Conference

17 - 19 October 2017


Pretoria is a city of culture, creativity and history. The Jacaranda City boasts a number of beautiful buildings and sights, from Church Square to the Palace of Justice, The Voortrekker Monument, Freedom Park and Union Buildings.

Tshwane is undergoing a revival with artists, designers and free thinkers taking over the city. While no one was looking, Pretoria became the coolest place to be. 

The 2017 HEFMA conference will be held on the main campus of the University of Pretoria.

The University of Pretoria has its origins in the establishment of the Pretoria Centre of the Transvaal University College in 1908. The colloquial name of the university, Tuks or Tukkies, was derived from the acronym of the college – TUC.

The college opened its doors as an English language institution housed in Kya Rosa, a four-bedroom residential property in the centre of Pretoria. TUC started off with four professors and three lecturers and 32 enrolled students. Courses were presented in Dutch and other Modern Languages, English Language and Literature, Classics (which included Philosophy, Latin and Hebrew), as well as Natural Sciences.

On 10 October 1930, an act of Parliament – championed by General Jan Smuts – gave rise to the name TUC becoming the University of Pretoria. At the time the University had more than 900 students, making it the largest tertiary institution in the country at the time. UP currently has more than 50 000 students and has become one of the leading higher education institutions on the continent and indeed, in the world. It now offers courses in both English and Afrikaans and has transformed from a mainly white, Afrikaner institution to a multicultural, multiracial university that offers quality education to South Africans from all walks of life. 


There are various hotels and guest houses within walking distance of the main campus of UP. Delegates have to book and pay their accommodation directly with the hotels.  In order to secure the rates below, please indicate that you will be attending the HEFMA 2017 Conference hosted by the University of Pretoria.*

Daily shuttles will be offered from the following hotels only to the UP campus.

City Lodge Hatfield
407 Hilda Street, Hatfield
Tel: +27 12 423 5000
Single accommodation: R1 204.93
Breakfast: R150
Click here to book

Protea Hotel by Marriott Manor
corner of Burnett and Festival Streets, Hatfield
Tel: +27 12 362 7077
Single accommodation: R1 200
Breakfast: included
Click here to book

Courtyard Hotel Arcadia
corner of Park and Hill streets, Arcadia
Tel: +27 12 342 4940
Single accommodation: R1 463
Breakfast: R160
Click here to book

Protea Hotel by Marriott Hatfield
1141 Burnett Street, Hatfield
Tel: +27 12 364 0300
Single accommodation: R1 200
Sharing accommodation: R688
Breakfast: included
Click here to book

*Please note that rates could have changed since the time the website was designed.

Delegates also have a choice of various guesthouses within walking distance of the university campus. Please note that you will have to make your own transport arrangements from these to campus during the conference.


Contact Details


Submission of presentation proposal: 31 July 2017

Early bird registration: before 31 July 2017

Standard registration: 1 - 31 August 2017

Late registration: 1 - 30 September

Conference registration: 16 October 2017

Conference programme: 17 - 19 October 2017


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