of the headquarters hotels will have a business centre
with facilities for photocopying, faxing and shredding.
A business centre is located on Floor 1 of the ICC
for photocopying, fax and telephone facilities on
a commercial basis.
Hotel, Tel 031 - 337 3681, Fax 031 - 332 1692
Hotel, Tel 031 - 336 8100, Fax 031 - 336 8200
Inn Elangeni Durban, Tel 031 - 362 1300, Fax 031
- 332 5527
Inn North Beach, Tel 031 - 332 7361, Fax 031 - 337
Hotel, Tel 031 - 304 0331, Fax 031 - 307 6884
refer to accreditation
and registration for details of accommodation
delegates must be registered in advance and be in
possession of an OAU photo security badges for access
to meeting venues and hotels.
badges must be displayed at all times.
members of delegation who did not register in advance
have to register at the Accreditation Centre in Hall
6 of the Durban Exhibition Centre (DEC) adjacent to
the ICC. Participants who want to register at the
Accreditation Centre have to provide the original
documentation giving appropriate proof of identity
and membership of a delegation, issued by their respective
refer to accreditation
and registration for details of media
flights will use Durban International Airport. The
airport is 20-30 minutes drive from central Durban
where the ICC and delegates' hotels are located. There
is a Protocol Help Desk in the Arrivals Hall.
Information Desk is situated on floor two of the ICC
and can be contacted at 031 - 360 1073
Information Desk is open during the following hours:
- 1800 Friday 28 June to Saturday 29 June
- 1900 Monday, 1 July to Tuesday, 2 July
- 1900 Thursday, 4 July to Saturday, 6 July
- 2100 Monday, 8 July to Wednesday, 10 July
- 1600 On all other days not listed above (from
interpretation in the four official languages of the
OAU (Arabic, English, French and Portuguese) will
be provided for all sessions by the OAU General Secretariat.
Delegates who require interpreters and translators
for bilateral and other meetings are kindly requested
to make their own provision for such services.
proficient in Arabic, English, French and Portuguese
will facilitate communication at the information desks
of the Durban and Johannesburg international airports
and at the ICC.
Media Centre, including facilities for print and electronic
media, is located adjacent to the International Convention
Centre (ICC). The Media Centre can be reached by telephone
at (031) 360 1075. The Media Centre is accessible
to accredited media representatives and to accredited
Press Briefing Room is available in the Media Centre.
A television interview facility is available on Floor
3 of the ICC, above the foyer. These facilities can
be booked at the Media Centre Information Desk.
should nominate their own Media Officer who can be
easily contacted to arrange, on request, media interviews
with their delegation. This officer should provide
his/her details to the Information Desk at the Media
Centre as soon as possible after the delegation arrives.
wishing to organise press briefings at the Media Centre
should contact the Media Centre's Briefing Room Booking
Desk through their Media Officers or Military Liaison
Officers. Media interviews may be conducted at the
Media Centre, the one-on-one television interview
facility in the ICC or, at delegates' hotels (see
Procedure to Receive Guests and Media Personnel at
Designated Hotels). In the latter case delegations
must advise their Military Liaison Officers of these
appointments in advance. Media Liaison Officers will
be on hand in the Media Centre for professional assistance.
wishing their national media to cover bilateral meetings
in the ICC must make arrangements, as above, at least
one hour in advance with the Media Centre's Information
Desk and notify their Military Liaison Officers.
Meeting Medical Centre is situated in Hall 12 on Floor
2 of the ICC with the entrance leading off the concourse.
The centre will be open from 0800 to 2000 from 28
June to 10 July 2002.These hours can be extended if
Medical Post will also be situated within the Media
Centre and will be open for the same period as the
a delegate have a medical emergency they may contact
the Medical Operations Centre on 031 - 305 8077. This
centre will be in operation 24 hours per day from
the 27 June to 11 July 2002.
South African Government will provide medical insurance
for Heads of State/Government and their spouses. All
other participants are responsible for paying their
own medical, surgical, dental or hospital fees. Delegates
are advised to be in possession of medical travel
insurance as both private and public medical facilities
will require payment for services.
OAU General Secretariat is located in Hall 3BC on
Floor 2 of the ICC. The Secretariat is responsible
for conducting the Meeting, including all documentation
in preparation for, or emanating from the Summit and
its preceding meetings.
to the OAU
organisations will be accredited to the Durban OAU/AU
Summit. Accredited NGOs are invited to such occasions
as the opening Plenary Session, briefings by the OAU
Spokesperson, other press briefings and appropriate
social events. They are not permitted to enter the
ICC unless specifically invited to do so.
South African Government is responsible for the security
and safety of all participants and venues. The VIP
Protection Service of the South African Police Service
in co-operation with the relevant Provincial and specialised
units of the Police Services and South African National
Defence Force will provide appropriate protection.
and packages are subject to security examination on
entry to any meeting venue and Headquarters Hotels.
All mail will be screened. If any suspicious package
is found, please report it to the nearest security
will not be allowed onto the premises of the Durban
International Convention Centre.
following communications facilities will be available
on a commercial basis at the ICC and at the hotels
telephones are located throughout the ICC and Media
Centre. Phone cards can be purchased in the ICC, TELKOM
Offices and hotels.
For International directory information - dial 0903.
South African country code is 27 and the Durban area
code is 031 (or 31 for international calls).
shuttle transport will be available between Durban
International Airport, the headquarters hotels and
the ICC. There will be a Transport Help Desk at the
airport. The buses, with clear signage, will be parked
close to the exit of the airport building. Please
obtain a copy of the detailed transport schedule from
the Help Desk at the ICC or headquarters hotels.
transport may be hired by delegations at their own
expense. Rental vehicles are available in Durban through
well-known companies. Delegations requiring additional
chauffeur-driven vehicles can arrange this through
car-hire companies. Please note that hired cars will
not be allowed within the security perimeter of the
ICC and the headquarters hotels where Heads of State
and Government will be accommodated.