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UCT Graduate School of Business Academic Conference Centre

“INEQUALITY, WORK AND NATURE Strategic Dilemmas, Policy Resolution” will take place at the UCT Graduate School of Business Academic Conference Centre (UCT GDS CC) at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Breakwater Lodge on 8-9 November 2023. The UCT GDS CC is ideally situated in the heart of Cape Town, and is the perfect venue to host our multi-track conference and workshop programmes, and with comfortable and inviting networking and refreshment areas.

A Sustainable Venue

Sustainability is at the forefront of everything the UCT Graduate School of Business Academic Conference Centre at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Breakwater Lodge (UCT GDS CC) stands for as they constantly strive to limit the Centre’s impact on our planet. Sustainable building features include:

  • The building has both naturally ventilated and conditioned spaces through a VRV (variable refrigerant flow) system with acoustic and programmable BMS control design considerations and connected to CO² monitors.
  • Electrical and Water sub-metering is provided for all major uses and separately for lighting and for power. All sub-meters are connected to the BMS. Water efficient fixtures have been used. Harvested Rainwater and Greywater is recycled supplies 100% of toilets and irrigation uses.
  • A learning resource will depict to building users the amount of Energy and Water usage and savings and the positive implications of the glazing selection and passive design. Internal stair access has been specifically designed to promote the use of stairs over the use of the lifts.


Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of South Africa at Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge. Housed in a historic 19th-century building, the hotel boasts an unbeatable location in the heart of the city, within view of the majestic V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain.

All spacious, well-designed hotel accommodations provide thoughtful amenities like free Wi-Fi access, deluxe bedding, a flat-screen TV, room service and a mini-fridge.

The hotel also features 24-hour secure parking – 250 parking bays, laundry service, four public lounges, gym, spa, and business centre.

If you wish to book a room at the conference hotel and / or arrange airport transfers, please contact:

Ms Ilhaam AMARDIEN |
Mr Fabian TAAI |

How to get here

Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge
Portswood Road | V & A Waterfront, 8001 Cape Town, South Africa | T: +27 21 406 1911 |

Cape Town International Airport | Distance from Property: 21.0 KM | Approx. 20 min
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Transfers between the airport and the hotel can be arranged directly via the conference hotel.


Costs for visa, travel, accommodation, airport transfers will not be covered by the organisers, hence will be at your own expense.


Build Impactful Relationships

Networking separates good events from great ones. At “INEQUALITY, WORK AND NATURE Strategic Dilemmas and Policy Resolution”, you’ll have the opportunity to network with high-level personalities, experts and representatives from civil society.

Engage in conversations over drinks with potential future partners, find inspiration among like-minded individuals, connect with new acquaintances you wouldn’t have met otherwise, and ultimately leave with valuable connections that propel you and your institution forward.