30 September - 3 October 2021 | Johannesburg, South Africa


Under the theme of Human Connectedness- an African perspective, leading social scientists, researchers and practitioners who work within a relational paradigm will offer their insights on how we are to understand and develop the science of human connection in our changing world.

Human Connectedness – an African Perspective

2020 has actualized our need for meaningful and satisfying human connection, co-operation, and worldwide peace. In the western world, the mental, emotional and physical health of the individual is deemed primary to their wellbeing. In Africa, wellbeing has been informed by a relational paradigm, the most well-known of this being the concept of “Ubuntu” which is part of an isiZulu phrase “Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu” meaning “I am because you are”, or more literally “A person is a person through other people”.

We look forward to a time of meaningful connection with you.

“We belong together in a bundle” – Desmond Tutu


Imago Africa, in partnership with Imago Relationships Worldwide, aims to facilitate sustainable relational peace and inclusive human connectedness in multiple contexts both locally and globally. Our program features developing young researchers and social scientists as well as leading experts in the field of relational dynamics. Under the theme Human Connectedness – an African perspective, our speakers, panellists and presenters will focus on uniquely African contributions.

Meet Our Connectors

Pulane Sekepe

Actress, Singer and TV Presenter
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Harville Hendrix and Helen Hunt

Best Selling Authors – Getting the Love You Want
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Puno Selesho

Transformation Consultant and Poet
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Sue Wintgens

Relationship Expert and
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Orli Wahrman

Imago Relationships Faculty and Family Therapist
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Leon Wessels

Human Rights Advocate and
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Paula Quinsee

TEDx Speaker and author of Embracing Conflict
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Partner with us

Explore opportunities to support our Conference, community projects, initiatives and research. Be part of the journey towards the development of healthier and more sustainable relationships in Africa.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Premium Sponsor

R30 000 + (cash)

Platinum Sponsor

R20 000 – R29 000 (cash)

Gold Sponsor

R10 000 – R19 000 (cash)

Sponsor a Keynote Speaker

R8 000 (4 slots) available (cash)

Break or Lunch Sponsor

(7 slots available) R3 000 per break

In-kind Sponsorship

Visiting South Africa

South Africa is open to international travel, subject to health and safety protocols. The following airports are open for international travel: OR Tambo in Joburg, Lanseria Airport in Joburg, King Shaka in Durban, Cape Town International Airport, and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit.

South Africa is currently under Level 1 lockdown where a curfew of 00:00 – 04:00 has been instated. This curfew may affect your flight schedule, so please check with the airline you are flying.

For International Guests

Visiting South Africa is a dream come true for many international and continental travellers. The vibrancy of
our culture, our multiple languages and the rainbow nation that is South Africa can be a sensory
smorgasbord and we want you to experience our warm welcome.

Our Venue


Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection® is located in the heart of the historic Irene village. African Pride Irene Country Lodge is centrally situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria and just 20 minutes from the Johannesburg International Airport. A haven of peace and tranquillity in the hub of South Africa’s economic heartland, Irene Country Lodge offers superior accommodation and conference facilities. Each room opens onto a private patio/balcony and overlooks a beautiful lake and the lush green meadows of an adjoining farm. They look forward to welcoming our Imago delegates.


The Imago Africa Conference 2021 will be delivered in a Hybrid format which means you have the flexibility to choose whether you attend in-person, or virtually. Please note that there are only 100 in-person tickets available, so register early to avoid disappointment.
The following in-person and virtual options are available:

Early Bird registration until 30 June 2021 ZAR (SOUTH AFRICAN RAND) US$ £
Imago Members R6 000,00 400 285 330
Non-members R7 500,00 500 360 420
Students R3 000,00 200 145 165
Normal fee for registration after 1 July 2021: US$ £
Members R6 500,00 435 310 360
Non-members R7 900,00 525 375 440
Students R3 300,00 220 160 185
Late fee for registration after 1 September: US$ £
Members R8 000,00 535 380 445
Non-members R8 500,00 565 400 475
Students R3 800,00 255 180 210
IN-PERSON REGISTRATON FEES INCLUDE: Conference pack, daily tea/coffee/snacks, daily brunch/lunch, free WiFi. Welcome Reception attendance with snacks and welcome drink.
US$ £
Early Bird registration until 30 June 2021 R3 500,00 235 170 195
Normal free for registration until 30 June 2021 R4 000,00 270 190 220
Late fee for registration after 1 July 2021 R5 000,00 335 240 280

Conference Terms & Conditions

  1. The following is included in the In-person registration fee:

1.1. Attendee kit (goodie bag, pen, and paper for notes and programme)

1.2. Daily brunch/lunch, coffee/tea/snacks breaks for in-person delegates

1.3. Welcome Reception access for in-person delegates

1.4. Access to virtual sessions and recordings


An array of accommodation offerings to suit every budget is available at Irene Country Lodge and in the surrounding area. We will provide a link to Irene Country Lodge as soon as accommodation bookings are open

For additional accommodation in the area, click on the links below: