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Panel on Population and Poverty

International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)
Seminar on “Interactions between Poverty and HIV/AIDS”
12-14 December 2005
Cape Town, South Africa


Welcome to the 2005 IUSSP Seminar on “Interactions Between Poverty and HIV/AIDS”. The seminar will focus on the causal connections between HIV/AIDS and poverty, with attention to effects that run in both directions. The major themes include:
• The impact of HIV/AIDS on the well-being of households and individuals.
• Poverty and the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

The seminar is organised by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) Panel on Population and Poverty, in collaboration with the University of Cape Town (UCT).


Organising Committee

David Lam, Co-Chair (University of Michigan)
Murray Leibbrandt, Co-Chair (University of Cape Town)

Mary Ellen Zuppan (IUSSP)
John Casterline (Pennsylvania State University)
John Strauss (University of Southern California)
Germano Mwabu (University of Nairobi)
Nicoli Nattrass (University of Cape Town)


Funding for the conference has been provided by

International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP),
U.S. National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Population Studies Center, University of Michigan

Location / venue

The seminar will be held at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) on the Breakwater Campus in Cape Town.


Address: Graduate School of Business, Breakwater Campus, Portswood Road, Greenpoint
Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: +27 21 406-1338 / 1175
Fax: + 27 21 421-5693
Web: http://www.gsb.uct.ac.za





Out of town participants will be housed in the Breakwater Lodge Hotel (BWL) in Cape Town. All breakfasts will be at the Hotel. The participants’ costs of all organized breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and airport transfers will be covered by the seminar. Any other costs for telephones, snacks, drinks etc will be for participants’ own expense. You will be responsible for covering the costs of accommodation and meals of accompanying colleagues, in instances where this has not been pre-arranged with the organising committee.



The Breakwater Lodge Hotel
, Portswood Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront,
Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: +27 21 406-1911
Fax: +27 21 406-1070
Internet: http://www.bwl.co.za






The BWL is next to the seminar venue, the Graduate School of Business. The BWL is also only a two minute walk from the V&A Waterfront shopping and entertainment complex. It is close to mountain walks, museums, vibrant nightlife and beaches.






Passport and visa

You will need a valid passport to enter South Africa. You are responsible for arranging a visa if required. Invitation letters for visa purposes will be issued for registered participants upon request. Note that citizens of many countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, and France, do not ordinarily need a visa. Full details of visa requirements for specific countries are available on the South Africa Department of Home Affairs web site: http://home-affairs.pwv.gov.za/visas.asp


It is the responsibility of the participants to check their travel and other forms of coverage with their insurance provider.

Arrival in Cape Town. Transfer from the airport

Transport to and from Cape Town airport has been pre-arranged. Participants are asked please to advise us if they wish to avail of the seminar transport arrangements from the airport to the hotel and vice versa (e.g. if you have arranged your own transport). Allison Stevens will notify you of final airport transfer arrangements at the beginning of December a few weeks before you arrive.

Official Language

The official language of the seminar will be English. No other translation will be available.

Directions from Cape Town airport to the GSB venue and BWL accommodation:

1. Take the N2 from the Airport to town. The N2 and N1 meet up at this point.
2. Carry on straight over the robots passed the Holiday Inn Hotel.
3. At the next set of robots, turn right into Western Boulevard.
4. Take the right hand lane that leads to a small set of robots leading into Portswood Road.
5. Turn right into Portswood Road.
6. The Graduate School of Business (and the Breakwater Lodge) entrance is the third entrance on one’s right hand side.

It is a 20-30 minute drive from the airport to the Breakwater Lodge.

Weather and dress

December in Cape Town is warm, with temperatures averaging 30 degrees Celsius. Occasional rain is likely. Light, cool clothing will be appropriate outdoors. The conference room where the meeting is to be held is air-conditioned with temperature maintained in the range of 21-26 degrees Celsius (70-78 degrees Fahrenheit). Dress in Cape Town is casual and we encourage casual dress for the conference.

Internet and e-mail services

Internet, e-mail and fax services are available at the hotel and seminar venue at cost to users (use of the internet is 90c per minute).

Money and shopping

Numerous currency exchange offices and automatic teller machines are available at the nearby V&A Waterfront shopping complex. The Waterfront has a wide array of shopping available, including crafts from South Africa and other parts of Africa.

Medical services

The hotel’s designated doctor for any medical query or emergency is Dr Grevler.
Tel: +27 21 439-3231
Mobile: 083-258-7116


We do have a significant crime problem in Cape Town. Especially when walking around town, you should carry a minimum of cash and other valuables with you, and make an effort not to stand out conspicuously as a tourist or walk alone in isolated places. The hotel has security guards 24/7 and security cameras on the premises. If you are wary of keeping expensive items in your room, you may also lock items away in the main hotel safe, by asking at reception.


For any visa, travel, transport, hotel or other queries, contact Allison Stevens.
Tel: +27 21 650 5784 / 4656
Fax: +27 21 650 4657
Email: astevens@commerce.uct.ac.za

Useful Links

University of Cape Town
South Africa Department of Home Affairs Visa Information
South African airports: Airports Company South Africa (ACSA)

Cape Town Tourism

Map of South Africa
City of Cape Town
South Africa’s Official Internet Gateway
Weather: South African Weather Service
Map of Cape Town
Seminar venue: Graduate School of Business
Centre for Social Science Research
  Accommodation: The Breakwater Lodge Hotel