Visa Information

Requirements and Application Process Information
  • Please visit:
  • SAWS and the WMO will supply supporting documentation on request. You can request support on the registration form or email us at: with "VISA application support” in the subject line.


Registration and abstract submission open 12 November 2023
Abstract submission closes 19 January 2024
Abstract acceptance letters 16 February 2024
Workshop program available online 15 March 2024
Registration Closes 12 April 2024

Application Opens 12 November 2023
Application Closes 19 January 2024
Application acceptance letters 16 February 2024

Protection of Personal Information
  • The local host organization, SAWS, complies with the Protection of Personal Information Act , which is South Africa’s data protection law.
  • In compliance with the POPI Act No. 4 of 2013, please read SAWS's privacy notice
  • The POPI Act is a comprehensive privacy law that is mandatory for all businesses within the private and public sector that process personal information in South Africa. The purpose of the POPIA is to safeguard people from harm by protecting their personal information and their privacy, which is a fundamental human right. Personal information is defined as information relating to an identifiable, living, natural person.The POPIA came into law 1 July 2020.
  • This website provides user friendly information on the POIA.
  • The local organisers will collect personal data:
    • To make contact with you on matters of the event
    • To assist you with the necessary supporting documentation for your visa application
    • Information on your current employment or academic status is to determine your eligibility for the tutorial
    • To obtain sponsorships and financial support by using generic information of participant of the workshop and tutorial