World of Learning
Award-winning conference venue.
A range of indoor and outdoor recreational facilities are available.

World of Learning

The SAB Cyril Ramaphosa World of Learning is an award-winning conference venue with an on-site hotel overlooking the Jukskei River in Kyalami, Johannesburg.

Conveniently situated near major arterial routes and meeting midway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, our conference facilities carry a 4-star SA Tourism Grading Council rating with on-site accommodation for up to 154 people in 3-star hotel graded bedrooms.

Our History

The SAB Technical Training Institute (TTI) opened in 1992 and initially served as a technical training facility to meet the organisation’s specific technical training needs.

As the TTI evolved and expanded both its facilities and course offering to include the full spectrum of learning and development, it became known simply as the Training Institute.

In 2000 SAB Training Institute opened its doors to delegates from outside of SAB and 23 years after it first started, the SAB Training Institute was renamed the SAB Cyril Ramaphosa World of Learning in recognition of its broader focus on capability development.

Venue and Facilities

Our 4-star conference centre has eight conference venues (the largest able to hold 80 delegates seated theatre-style), two boardrooms, six breakaway venues and an after-hour breakaway venue.

Our artisan and apprentice training centre comprises four workshops, and a decentralised trade test centre.

A range of indoor and outdoor recreational facilities are available, as well as the SAB World of Learning’s SALI award-winning gardens.


Conference Centre

Our 4-star conference centre has eight conference venues (the largest able to hold 80 delegates seated theatre-style), two boardrooms, six break-away venues and an after-hour breakaway venue.

Our artisan and apprentice training centre is made up of four workshops, and a decentralised trade test centre.

Our venues are named after brewers who made an impact on the brewing and soft drink industry with the most famous being Charles Glass (Castle Lager), John Pemberton (Coca Cola) and Mick Stewart, better known as Boss Mick who was best known for saying “There ain’t such thing as bad beer, some are just better than others!”

Wi-Fi on a pay-as-you-go basis is available throughout the conference centre as well as access to computer terminals with limited Internet access.

All venues are equipped with (included in the day rate):

  • Ceiling mounted multimedia projector
  • Screen
  • White board & pens
  • Amplifier / DVD player / speakers
  • Flipchart with paper and pens
  • Peppermints & sweets
  • A5 pad / pen / name-board, per person
  • 2x bottled water, per person per day
  • One soft drink, per person per day

* Additional equipment are available on request, at an additional cost (i.e. microphone, portable multimedia projectors, Blu-ray player) please ensure timeous request in order for us to facilitate your requirements

* Venue setup is standard U-shape, unless otherwise requested

* Venue hours are from 07:30 to 17:30, usage outside these times may be charged


Accommodation is available in chalet-style buildings to 3-star South African Tourism Grading Council hotel criteria with en-suite bathrooms. Standard bedrooms are single rooms and focus more on the student/learner needs, whilst the delegate bedrooms allow for sharing. We aim to provide a safe environment with 24-hour security.

All accommodation bookings are made on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis and include the following:

  • Free use of all recreational facilities on site
  • Free use of the soda-fountain and coffee machine
  • Flat screen television with DStv hotel bouquet
  • Access to SAB computers and printers between 07:00 and 21:00, on arrangement and when available

The following services are available at an additional cost:

  • On-site laundry facility
  • Wi-Fi access on a pay-as-you-go basis

Accommodation is available in the following room arrangements:

  • Standard accommodation (50 standard rooms)
  • ¾ bed
  • Private bathroom with shower only

Delegate accommodation (52 delegate rooms)

  • 2x ¾ beds
  • Shower and bath facility
  • Telephone
  • Mini-fridge with complimentary water and cool drink on arrival


  • 4 shared dormitories with 3 beds each
  • Lockers
  • Mini-fridge


A range of recreational facilities are available, set in the SAB World of Learning’s SALI award-winning 11, 7 hectare gardens.

Our recreational facilities include a dining room, games room and pub for use by delegates residing at the SAB World of Learning, situated in the rotunda/entertainment area.

Sporting facilities include a swimming pool, tennis court, basketball court, squash court; cricket gear and a volleyball court on request, and an informal soccer field.

The games room comprises of pool tables, darts, foosball and table tennis and various board games, with a big screen TV and comfortable lounge area. Various sports gear and equipment is also available.

The facility is located adjacent to the Leeuwkop Golf Course and situated in close vicinity to the Kyalami Race Track, a Virgin Active gym and several restaurants including Da Vincenzo Restaurant and Hugo’s Restaurant.

Related Documents

  • Cancellation policy (414 KB)
  • Rules of the pub (301 KB)
  • SAB Reservation Form (472 KB)

Trade Skills Workshop

Our artisan and apprentice training centre is made up of four workshops and a decentralised trade test centre.

Our workshops and artisan training programme is audited by the National Artisan Moderating Body and is competent to conduct assessments on the revised trade tests and accredited for electrician, fitter, fitter and turner, and millwright assessments. The SAB World of Learning is an accredited decentralised trade test centre (DCCT), including instrumentation mechanics

It should come as no surprise that the SAB World of Learning boasts a fully-operational microbrewery which is used for training, new product development and research and development work. The microbrewery also incorporates a demonstration packaging line which can be used for training in engineering and packaging skills.

The SAB World of Learning is NOSA 5-star graded and NOSCAR accredited; HACCP-certified; IIP-accredited; an accredited training provider with the FoodBevSETA, an authorised DTTC through MerSETA for trade skills training, and is registered with DOE for provision of Higher Educational Training (HET).

For more information on our engineering skills development programmes contact our trade skills development manager Tony Reddy via email at or telephonically on + 27 11 540 2700.



For Venue Accommodation Needs

TI office hours are 08:00 – 16:30 Mon-Fri. All correspondence received after hours will be handled the next morning and if received on a Friday, on Monday only

Physical Address: 11 Candican Road
Barbeque Downs
Postal Address: PO Box 4773
GPS Co-ordinates S 26° 00’ 29” E 028° 04’ 19.9”
Telephone Number: + 27 11 540 2700
After Hours Support 011 540 2746
Finance Queries 011 540 2707 |
(Cheryl Chelin)
Venue and Accommodation Requests:

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