RAG Johannesburg 2019 Conference Dashboard


Live audience questions and polls



The agenda is shown as a simple spreadsheet with hyperlinks to the biographies of each speaker. We maintain this document on the cloud so we can instantly make changes if speakers are added or drop out; this gives you a more accurate and up-to-date schedule than otherwise possible. You can scroll through the schedule below, or click here to open it in a new window.


Location and maps

The conference will be held at MTN’s main offices in Johannesburg, South Africa. The address is: 216, 14th Avenue, Fairland, Roodepoort 2195. A map is shown below.

MTN will kindly allow the event to take place in their superb CoLab facility (pictured), with space for big presentations and breakout areas for smaller meetings to be held in parallel.


Travel to the conference

Coaches from the Fairway Hotel

Guests staying at the Fairway Hotel may use the coaches booked by RAG to transport them between the hotel and the conference venue. The morning coaches will leave from directly outside the hotel reception at 8am and 8.15am. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes but we must allow plenty of time for rush hour traffic, which can be severe in Johannesburg.

Coaches will also be provided to return guests to the Fairway Hotel after each evening meal. Guests wanting to return earlier will need to arrange their own transport.

Transport from other hotels

Attendees staying elsewhere will need to make their own arrangements for travel around Johannesburg; we recommend Uber as a safe option.

Parking at MTN

Secure parking spaces have been reserved for attendees driving their own vehicle. Inform MTN’s security team that you are participating in the RAG conference upon arrival; they will direct you to the right location.


Evening Entertainment

There will also be evening gatherings where attendees will have food, soft drinks and the opportunity to network.

  • On the evening of October 1st we will enjoy a braai inside the superb facilities of MTN.
  • When the conference finishes on October 2nd, you are welcome to join us for free food and continuing conversation at La Rosa Mexican restaurant. The full address is: John Vorster Road, cnr Christiaan de Wet Road, Weltevreden Park, Roodepoort, 1709. RAG Joburg attendees will be transported after the conference by coach to the venue, and from the restaurant to The Fairway Hotel once festivities conclude.


About Our Host and Sponsors

RAG is a not-for-profit enterprise, and telcos and regulators may attend our events for free, as do many specially invited experts. That means we rely on the generosity of the businesses that host our meetings and pay for everything from our web server to the coffee we serve attendees. We would like to thank the following businesses for contributions that have made this conference possible.

The Hosts


Gold Sponsors

iconectiv, Neural Technologies, SIGOS, Subex, Symmetry Solutions, TEOCO, WeDo Technologies

Silver Sponsors

Araxxe, FraudBuster, GBSD Technologies, LATRO Services, Oculeus, Six Degrees

Bronze Sponsors
4C Group, AdaptiveMobile Security, CSG, Mobileum, Trustonic

If you would like to host a future RAG event or if you want to learn about sponsorship opportunities then please get in touch. We will be glad to hear from you!



We always recommend you check the correct version of the conference agenda from the web. However, the printable PDF conference brochure can be seen below, or download a copy by clicking here.


Take the 10-minute leakage coverage survey

Completing RAG’s revenue and cost leakage coverage survey will mean your telco will receive a benchmark comparison to telcos all around the world, when the survey closes at the end of October. It takes just 10 minutes to complete, and is found below. The survey is sponsored by Symmetry Solutions.