Safety Protocols

IRFA 2021 Conference – Health Protocols And Social Distancing Approach

Our recent experience has taught us to take health issues seriously. The venues where we are hosting the face-to-face delegates, exhibitors, and speakers have developed world-class health protocols.

We are constantly reviewing the conference health protocols to ensure that we can welcome all attendees safely.

The IRFA is planning to host 200 participants per day for 4 consecutive days, based on 2 conference days at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg and 2 conference days at the CTICC 2 in Cape Town.

The 4 consecutive conference days will allow for a total of 800 persons to attend in person and to have had the opportunity to engage with industry colleagues, asset management companies, and the IRFA board members.

On the days that a participant is not attending in person, they will be able to watch and participate in the Live streamed events.  All sessions will be presented and hosted live; the recordings will then be available after the conference. Provision will be made in each session to address questions raised and answered live.

Should the current lockdown level still be in place with the venue limit of 50 attendees, to be compliant with the current COVID 19 social distancing and venue limitations, 50 participants will be accommodated over 4 different venues. The program is presented in each of the 4 venues via streaming with presenters presenting from the different venues to allow for the maximum audience and presenter engagement.

Industry members taking up the option of an exhibition “tabletop” stand will be designated to one of the 4 venues being used to optimize the attendance numbers per venue. Each of the industry members taking an exhibition “tabletop” stand and or sponsorship, will be included in the communications show real that will be broadcast during the tea and lunch breaks within the venues and streamed online.

The networking cocktail reception will be hosted in an “outside style venue” that will allow for more participants to attend

Covid-19 Protocols

The Institute of Retirement Funds Africa (IRFA) will adhere to the disaster management regulations as contemplated in the Adjusted Alert Level 3 during Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown.


Conferencing, dining and entertainment facilities are subject to a limitation of a maximum of 50 persons or less for indoor venues and 100 persons or less for outdoor venues and if the venue is too small to hold 50 persons indoors or 100 persons outdoors observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used.

(1) An owner or operator of a conferencing, exhibition, dining or entertainment facility must ensure compliance with the limitation on the number of persons attending such a conferencing, exhibition, dining or entertainment facility contemplated in the adjusted alert level 3 coronavirus lockdown.

(2) An owner or manager of a conferencing, exhibition, dining or entertainment facility who fails to comply with the regulations:

(3) commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.

(4) Any person who attends a conferencing, exhibition, dining or entertainment facility and who knows or ought reasonably to have known or suspected that the number of persons attending exceeds the limitation provided for in the regulations, commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.