September 10 – 13, 2024


Ubuntu 2024 is a joint conference between The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) and Rural WONCA (The Working Party on Rural Practice). It’s bringing together the TUFH 2024 Annual Conference for TUFH, which is celebrating it’s 45th anniversary in 2024, and the 20th WONCA World Rural Health Conference!
This conference is being co-hosted by 5 partners in Cape Town, South Africa:
University of the Western Cape; University of Cape Town; Stellenbosch University; Cape Peninsula University of Technology, and the Department of Health and Wellness – Western Cape Government.


This joint conference has been named Ubuntu 2024; referring to the meaning of Ubuntu “I am, because you are”.

Ubuntu 2024 will be a fully hybrid conference. We strongly recommend attending in person, but for those unable to travel, we will provide the opportunity for virtual participation.

Why Attend?

    • Ubuntu 2024 will be an international, intersectoral, and intergenerational in-person and virtual conference.
    • Bringing together academic organisations and global rural health providers into a single event.
    • Engage in our Keynote Sessions, the John MacCleod oration, TUFH Documentaries, TUFH Talks, Workshops, and Oral Presentations. Learn with each other.
    • Present your own work to an international audience. Submit your abstract NOW.
    • Source potential collaborations at networking events.
    • Participate in our Networking Sessions on specific topics—and explore new professional relationships.
    • Attend practical and advocacy sessions with a strong rural focus.
    • Collaborate on the Ubuntu 2024 Declaration.
    • Explore with a FULL day Conference on the Move where you will visit and interact with local communities or health organizations (transportation and lunch included).
    • Relax and network at our Opening and Closing Ceremonies and Reception, Networking Reception, and Student Gathering (drinks and canapées included).
    • Immerse yourself in local culture at the Cultural Dinner (transportation and dinner included).
    • Enjoy wellness breaks throughout the conference to keep you active and energized with lovely snacks and drinks (included).
    • Receive a warm welcome each morning from our local partners.
    • Enjoy mouthwatering lunches (included).
    • Stay at the Waterfront where you can book accommodation and enjoy the tourist hot spot of Cape Town with plenty of tourist activities to do and see. Transportation from the Protea Hotel to the conference venue is included.
    • Receive a wonderful conference bag with items from our co-hosts.

Additional Questions?

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Continuing Professional Development

    • For South African Health Professionals
    • Activity Name UBUNTU 2024
    • Accreditation Number MDB006-MD023-0083-2-2024
    • Start Date 2024/09/10
    • End Date 2024/09/13
    • Attendee Max Points 20 Clinical
    • To receive the CPD points post conference: you need to be a Registered South African Health Professional, you  need to provide your South African HPCSA number and sign in every day at registration