The seventh African Population Conference was jointly hosted by the Government of South Africa and the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) between November 30 and 4 December 2015 on the theme below.

All pages in this website are available in English and French. You can select the language option from the links on the top right hand side of each page.

Final Program is Available Online

Navigating the Website

The toolbar at the top of every page has links to three entries into the program:

Each of these entry points into the program takes you to a session page, which lists the session chair and discussant, if any, and the authors and titles of the papers or posters to be presented, with links to the online abstracts and extended abstracts (or completed papers) where available.

UAPS  Council Elections 

2016 UAPS Council Election Results, click here.

Registration and Accreditation: Foyer of the Saint George Hotel and Conference Centre, Pretoria

Sunday 29 November 9:00 - 17:00 
Monday 30 November 7:00 - 9:00 and after the Opening Ceremony

Conference registration starts at 9:00 am on Sunday, 29th of November 2015. Participants should come with their passports or IDs for accreditation, registration and collection of conference pack. Participants who do not register on Sunday would be able to do so on Monday afternoon after the Opening Ceremony. For security reasons, only participants who are registered and accredited will be granted access to the Opening Ceremony on Monday morning. 

Transport from OR Tambo Airport to Hotels in Pretoria

All participants not funded by UAPS or other sponsors are responsible for their transport from the OR Tambo Airport Johannesburg to their respective hotels. Hotels provide shuttle services from the airport to their hotels. Participants should contact their hotels for the airport shuttle service.

The Conference organizers will provide shuttle services from the various Hotels to the Saint George Conference facility.

Shuttle Service to Conference Venue

A shuttle service will be provided from the following hotels in Pretoria to the St George Conference Facility. Time of departure: 7:00 – 7:30am.

Protea Hotel Centurion
Protea Hotel Capital
Centurion Lake Hotel
Irene Country Lodge
Burgrespark Hotel
Manhattan Hotel
Arcadia hotel
Stay Easy Hotel

All participants in other hotels/ Bed and Breakfast/ Guest houses in Pretoria should go to any of the above mentioned Hotels where the shuttle buses will convey them to the conference venue. 

NB: Hotels and Guests houses have shuttle services, participants are encouraged to solicit these services from their hotels/ guesthouses so as to facilitate transportation to the shuttle service points. 

A shuttle service would be provided from the following points in Johannesburg
Protea Hotel Parkatonian Johannesburg
Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg
Protea Hotel Samrand

All participants in other hotels/ Bed and Breakfast/ Guest houses in Johannesburg should go to any of the above mentioned points in Johannesburg where the shuttle buses will convey them to the conference venue.

NB: Hotels and Guests houses have shuttle services, participants are encouraged to solicit these services from their hotels/ guesthouses so as to facilitate transportation to the shuttle service points.
Any inquiries should be forwarded to juliam@dsd.gov.za

NEWS - Change of Conference Venue

Due to the recent student disturbances at South African Universities examinations were postponed and now coincide with the dates of the conference at the University of Witswaterand. Consequently the venue has been changed from University of Witwatersrand to the Saint George Hotel and Conference Centre, Pretoria. We apologise for inconveniences caused by this change of venue.

The Saint George Hotel http://www.stgeorgehotel.co.za/saint-george.html

Contact: http://www.stgeorgehotel.co.za/contact_us.html
Telephone: +27 (011) 316 1254
Fax: +27 (011) 316 5541/2
Email:  info@stgeorge.co.za    

Physical Address: 58 Doornkloof,
Goede Hoop Avenue, M57
Postal Address: PO Box 27710
Pretoria 0132
Republic of South Africa

Directions to the Hotel can be found at http://www.stgeorgehotel.co.za/Directions.pdf


The Saint George Hotel hotel has currently has rooms for reservation. Other accommodation options with close proximity to the Saint George Hotel and Conference Centre, Pretoria:

Protea Hotel Centurion
+27 (012) 663 8700
Cnr Gordon Hood and Hendrik Verwoerd Avenues,
Centurion, Pretoria, Gauteng
Contact Person: Wesley Ndlebe

At Protea Hotel, room rates differ each day so participants are advised to contact the hotel to check the room rates for the day. Participants can also negotiate discount if they book in groups. Interested persons are advised to book as soon as possible because it is peak season and time for end of year functions.

Centurion Lake Hotel Pretoria
Email: clhres@legacyhotels.co.za
+27 (012) 643 3600
Contact Person: Olivia Masango

Irene Country Lodge
Nellmapius Dr, Pretoria, 0062, South Africa
+27(012) 667 6464
Contact person:  Maaya

At Irene Country Lodge room rates differ with dates and discount is negotiated per group booking.

Guest Houses - Bed and Breakfast around conference venue click here.

Registration for 7th African Population Conference

The extended deadline for registration is Friday 20 November, 2015.

To register, complete the registration form and submit to the conference coordinator at uaps@uaps-uepa.org. Registration form should be completed by everyone that will attend the conference. All participants are requested to provide all information requested on registration form in order to facilitate accreditation and security arrangements. 

Registration Fees:
Registration fees include venue fees, conference materials and attendance at sessions and side events. Conference organizers will provide lunch for all participants. 

Payment Categories:
Students: US$100.00
UAPS members:  US$300.00 (Proof of payment of UAPS annual membership fees for 2015 will be required for the reduced registration fee to be accepted);
Non-members: US$400.00

Payment Options: 
There are two payment options:

Bank Transfer
Please pay using bank details provided.  Once bank payment is made please scan and send bank slip or proof of payment to uaps@uaps-uepa.org. For details for bank transfer click here.

Western Union/MoneyGram
Pay to:
Abubakar Abdulai, Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, PO Box LG96, Legon, Accra, Ghana. Please use Reference "UAPS 2015 Conference".
Email Payment Slips/Details to: uaps@uaps-uepa.org and copy abubakaleg@yahoo.co.uk 

On-site Payment
Participants may pay onsite if they have not yet done so via the other payment options

Scholarships for Early Career Scholars

Partial to full scholarships are available for early career scholars whose papers were accepted for oral presentation at the conference. The extended deadline for applications is Tuesday 3 November, 2015. Scholarships do not include conference registration fees; hence all scholarship recipients will be required to pay their registration fees.  Due to the large number of applications received, only those selected will be contacted by email. Selected candidates will be advised by email no later than Friday 6th November 2015.

Sources of funding

We encourage participants to apply for funding from other sources. Organizations and institutions that have provided sponsorship to UAPS’s conference delegates in the past include UNFPA, WHO, UNICEF, World Bank, ADB, etc. Participants who require letters to support their application should contact the UAPS secretariat at uaps@uaps-uepa.org.

Letter of Invitation

If you need a formal invitation to the 7th African Population Conference as part of the visa process, please submit a request via email to uaps@uaps-uepa.org with the subject: LETTER OF INVITATION. Please indicate in your request, your role at the conference. If you are presenting a paper, include the title and session in which the paper will be presented, or if you are exhibiting, please indicate so in your request. Your name must be listed exactly as it appears on your passport. For further questions please contact: uaps@uaps-uepa.org

Tourism in Gauteng/South Africa 

See Jozi sights with REA VAYA bus service

Johannesburg. Getting Around

Gautrain 0800 4288 7246

Public buses - Rea Vaya, Gautrain Bus and Metrobus


Map of area

Exhibition Information/Forms 

Exhibition Opportunity Letter

Exhibition Information 

Exhibition Registration Form 

Important Dates (Revised)

June 1, 2015   Online submission of papers or abstracts starts
July 31, 2015 - extended to August 9, 2015 Deadline for submitting papers or abstracts 
August 31, 2015 Authors are notified of papers accepted to regular sessions
September 15, 2015 Information to authors of posters and additional sessions, including member/partner initiated meetings to be incorporated in the main programme
October 7, 2015 Revision of final abstracts to be published in the Conference Programme
November 6, 2015 Submission of final papers to conference website and to discussants and session chairs
November 30, 2015 Conference begins

Reference Documents

UAPS General Assembly Meeting

UAPS Council Election - List of Final Candidates

UAPS Council Election Results

Real-Time Mortality Monitoring (RMM) Agenda

Call for Nominations for UAPS 2016 Council Election

Call for Papers (the on-line session numbers are the most up-to-date)

Instructions for Poster Presenters (poster tour times revised 23 November)

Instructions for Organizers