The 14th APLESA Conference, SWAZILAND 27th – 31st May 2013

The annual conference and meeting of the XIV Association of Parliamentary Libraries in Eastern and Southern Africa (APLESA) organised by the Swaziland Houses of Parliament, will be held in Esibayeni Lodge, Lobamba, Swaziland from 27th to 31st May, 2013.

THEME: “APLESA@20: Linking nations for informed legislation, representation and accountability”

VENUE: The Conference will take Place at Esibayeni Lodge

ACCOMMODATION:  Swaziland is full of hotels that can suit one’s budget. We highly recommend Esibayeni Lodge for your convenience. However you can choose from the list or seek further advice from the secretariat or Google from the internet.

VISA:  Ensure you contact the embassy early enough to avoid visa problems. Take note that most airlines insist on visas before allowing passengers to board. Visas can be given at the airport but only in very special cases so ensure you get your visa before travel.

HEALTH:
1.    It is your responsibility to ensure you have appropriate insurance cover and the necessary vaccinations.
2.    Yellow fever is necessary for delegates from most countries. Enquire about the necessary vaccinations for Swaziland well in advance. It differs with countries.
3.    Swaziland is not a malaria infested area but take precautions to be on the safe side.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS:
The Parliament of the Kingdom of Swaziland will be responsible for transferring the Participants/delegates to and from the airport.

CURRENCY CONVERSION:
There are many banks around not far from the conference centre. Banks open at 9.00 and close at 15.30 during the week and on Saturday they open at 9.00 and close at 12.00.Please note that two currencies rotate in Swaziland, Emalangeni and South African Rands. One lilangeni is equivalent to One Rand. Please also note that the exchange rate is approximately One American Dollar (US $1.00) = E/R 8.50

WEATHER: during this time of the year Swaziland is generally cold as it is winter .it is recommended that you bring both light and warm clothing

LIST OF HOTELS: You can book direct or contact the organizing committee listed below

NAME OF HOTEL SINGLE (Rand) DOUBLE (Rand) E-MAIL ADDRESS
ESIBAYENI LODGE 427.00 695.00 esibayenilodge@swazi.net
HAPPY VALLEY HOTEL 920.00 1040.00 reservations@happyvalleyhotel.com
TUMS GEORGE 665.00 940.00 reservations@tgh.sz
LUGOGO SUN 2135.00 2155.00 royalswazi.hotel@sz.suninternational.com
SIBANE 850.00 1050.00 reservations@sibanesemtinihotel.com
SUMMERFIELD BOTANNICAL GARDENS 1498.00 1873.00 info@summerfieldresort.com
MOUNTAIN INN 947.00 1175.00 info@mountaininn.sz

Web. www.mountaininn.sz

TUMS WATER WORLD 558.60 763.00 tumswaterworld@realnet.co.sz

 

FOR MORE CLARIFICATIONS PLEASE CONTACT THE FOLLOWING:

  1.  Esther Nxumalo e-mail: nxumalo.esther@yahoo.com
    Mobile: 00268 76032487
  2.  Lokuqala Khumalo e-mail: joycekhumalo662@yahoo.com
    Mobile: 00268 76055907
  3.  Wilson Nkambule e-mail : wilsonnkambule@gmail.com
    Mobile: 00268 76237727
  4.  Sabelo Shabangu e-mail : shabangusa@gov.sz
    Mobile: 00268 76158588
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