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CSIR International Convention Centre new appointments
14 July 2017 - Alshanthe Smith (left) has joined as an Events Co-ordinator. Alshanthe will be responsible for the smooth running of events and ensuring high end customer satisfaction. Elizabeth Msiza (right) has also been appointed as an Events Co-ordinator. Elizabeth's role entails arranging and executing events whilst maintaining the organisation's high end customer service standard.

CSIR International Convention Centre inspires change
16 September 2016 - The CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) is committed to make a difference in the lives of kids within its community through a series of outreach events.

CSIR International Convention Centre takes aspiring students under its wing
6 September 2016 - In support of developing young potential, the CSIR ICC has appointed students for a six-month experiential learning programme geared to help them receive their respective national qualifications.

CSIR International Convention Centre creating platforms for growth and development
18 July 2016 - The CSIR ICC continues to set in motion programs to enhance students' knowledge and offers necessary skills, experience and exposure programs to increase students' chances of employment.

CSIR International Convention Centre recognised for service excellence
4 November 2015 - The CSIR ICC recently won the Provincial and National Lilizela Tourism Award for Service Excellence in the Meetings Exhibition and Special Events (MESE) category.

Capacity development, a priority at the CSIR International Convention Centre
29 September 2015 - The CSIR ICC recently appointed four students to do their in-service training they need to obtain their various qualifications in the hospitality industry.

CSIR ICC spends its 67 minutes at Child Welfare Tshwane Mamelodi
20 July 2015 - The CSIR ICC joined the rest of the world in commemorating Nelson Mandela International day by giving its time and resources to a charity in Mamelodi, Tshwane.

Edgar Makhalavhula appointed as Housekeeper
28 July 2015 - Edgar Makhalavhula has been appointed as a Housekeeper at the CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC).

Unique refurbishments at CSIR International Convention Centre
18 May 2015 - The CSIR ICC just completed refurbishing some of its restrooms with a fresh and exciting new look. The refurbishments are aimed at creating a space which will provide subconscious cues to enhance conference delegates' experience at the CSIR ICC.

CSIR International Convention Centre new appointments
29 April 2015 - Boitumelo Ndaba (left) has been appointed as a Group Assistant at the CSIR International Convention Centre. Simon Kgame (right) has joined the CSIR International Convention Centre as a Purchaser. Simon is well qualified and brings with him much experience in the conference and events industry.

Refilwe Telela appointed as a Banqueting Supervisor
26 March 2015 - Refilwe Telela has joined the CSIR International Convention Centre as a Banqueting Supervisor. Refilwe boasts over 9 years' experience in the Hospitality industry and a passion for total client satisfaction.

Assured electricity supply
17 February 2015 - With the advent of ongoing load-shedding we wish to reassure you that any interruption of electricity supply will not affect your event at the CSIR ICC.

CSIR ICC awarded the 1st Overall Convention Centre in Tshwane
25 November 2014 - The CSIR ICC was recently awarded the Diamond Arrow Award as the 1st overall establishment in the Conference/Convention Centre category in Tshwane by the Professional Management Review (PMR.africa).

CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) - where real cuisine is created
23 October 2014 - What sets the CSIR ICC ahead of the pack is its ability to infuse both authentic South African dishes with dishes that have a modern flare to cater for all tastes. The truly South African cuisine most international clients look forward to experiencing is very popular at the CSIR ICC.

CSIR International Convention Centre continues its capacity development commitment
13 August 2014 - The CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) recently appointed four students to do their in-service training needed to obtain their various qualifications in the hospitality industry.

CSIR International Convention Centre takes care of its community
9 July 2014 - The CSIR ICC has initiated a conference material donation drive to benefit underprivileged schools in its community. The Centre has placed a donation box in its foyer where conference delegates and organisers can deposit surplus pens, notepads and conference bags which are then donated to children in need of these items for school in the city of Tshwane.

Bronwen Cadle de Ponte appointed as General Manager
7 July 2014 - Bronwen Cadle de Ponte has taken up the position of General Manager at CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) from
1 July 2014. Bronwen has 17 years experience in the conference industry and also currently holds the position of Chairperson of the Tshwane Tourism Association.

CSIR International Convention Centre's winning streak continues
29 January 2014 - CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) recently won the PMR.Africa Diamond Arrow Award and was voted by Pretoria News readers as the Best Conference Venue in Tshwane.

CSIR International Convention Centre new appointments
9 October 2013 - Emily Naidoo (left) has been appointed Sales Manager: New Business at the CSIR International Convention Centre. Emily, has vast local and international experience in the hospitality industry. Trudie Delport (right) has joined the CSIR International Convention Centre as an Event Coordinator. Trudie has over 10 years experience in the hospitality industry.

Minister of Tourism Recognises the CSIR ICC Environmental Practices
25 September 2013 - The CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) won the National Tourism Lilizela Award for best single resource waste management. The Lilizela Awards are aimed at recognising establishments in the tourism industry with best social, economic and environmental practices.

Proudly providing you with eco-friendly thirst quenching solutions
15 August 2013 - In order to reduce the amount of plastic waste produced from drinking water previously provided in plastic bottles the CSIR ICC has moved to providing filtered water in jugs and in water coolers for conference delegates and function guests.

CSIR International Convention Centre shares waste management knowledge with Tshwane School
26 June 2013 - The CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) has identified Nellmapius Primary School in Tshwane as the first school in the ICC's drive to spread knowledge and knowhow of its waste management project throughout the community.

CSIR International Convention Centre New Appointments
10 May 2013 - Bontle Thusi (left) has joined as an Event Coordinator in the Reservations Office. Melanie Pretorius (previously Sales Manager of New Business) has been appointed Customer Relations and Quality Manager.

CSIR International Convention Centre hosts the South African Chefs Association
8 May 2013 - The CSIR ICC recently co-sponsored and hosted a networking function for the South African Chefs Association (SACA) in order to get an initiative going to establish a subcommittee of SACA for the Tshwane region.

CSIR International Convention Centre spreads its helping hand around Tshwane Communities
19 March 2013 - In continuing with its ongoing CSI program the CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) made various donations to several charities around the city recently.

CSIR International Convention Centre joins 49M initiative
26 February 2013 - The CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) has joined the 49M energy saving campaign. The 49M campaign, an Eskom initiative, is aimed at encouraging each South African to effectively contribute to reducing energy consumption.

CSIR International Convention Centre New Appointments
5 November 2012 - CSIR International Convention Centre has appointed two new Banqueting Supervisors. (From left) Rofhiwa Mulidzwi and Carol Mogwane are well qualified and bring with them much experience in the conference and events industry.

CSIR International Convention Centre Wins PMR.africa Award
19 October 2012 - The CSIR International Convention Centre has been awarded the Professional Management Review (PMR.africa) Golden Arrow Award in the Conference/Convention Centre sector.

CSIR International Convention Centre New Appointment
August 2012 - Pleasure Ntsime has been appointed as an Event Coordinator at the CSIR International Convention Centre. Pleasure is well qualified and brings with her much experience in the conference and events industry.

Pretoria convention centre aims to inspire delegates with fresh herbs to take home
25 June 2012 - The CSIR ICC recently moved its extensive herb garden to its front entrance to expand on the benefits of the garden for conference delegates and other visitors.

CSIR ICC Wins Tshwane Tourism Hall of Excellence Award
2 May 2012 - The CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) has been awarded the Hall of Excellence Award by the City of Tshwane at the city's annual tourism awards.

New Sous Chef appointed
27 January 2012 - Bethuel Maja has been appointed as Sous Chef. Bethuel has over 5 years local and international experience in the hospitality industry. Bethuel, having worked under the leadership of British chef Oliver Batman, brings vibrant international flavour to the CSIR ICC cuisine offering.

Keletso joins CSIR ICC as Financial Administrator
27 January 2012 - Keletso Tjale has joined CSIR International Convention Centre as a Financial Administrator. Keletso has taken over from Anne Ford who retired last year.


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