There are three offices:  one at the School of Public Health in Johannesburg, and two in Bushbuckridge in the Mpumalanga Province.


New School Of Public Health Building
Education Campus
University of the Witwatersrand
27 St. Andrews Road
South Africa
Tel: +27-11-717-2085


PO Box 2
Acornhoek 1360
South Africa.
Email address:
Phone and Fax numbers:
Tel/Fax:+ 27-13-795-5076 (Acornhoek)
Tel: +27-13-708-1423 (Agincourt)
Fax: +27-13-708-1430 (Agincourt)

How to get to the MRC/Wits Agincourt HDSS research site, Wits Rural Campus and Tintswalo Hospital in Acornhoek
This detailed map shows details of how to get to the various offices linked to the research site, from Hazyview in the Mpumalanga Province and Hoedspruit in the Limpopo Province. Commercially and web based maps will easily show you the route of how to get from where you are to these small towns. This hand drawn map will ensure you don’t get lost from Hoedspruit or Hazyview – don’t rely solely on GPS as it may get you lost.

Important information for potential visitors to the Agincourt HDSS research site
This  Visitors Guide contains details about travel arrangements, weather, local customs etc and is a useful document for potential visitors to read prior to coming to the site.

Coming to Agincourt soon?
Tell us what you are planning by filling out the Agincourt-visitor-form Nov 2017 and sending it to  as well as to the researcher with whom you are collaborating at the Unit at least 4 weeks before your visit!

Learning Shangaan
The only Shangaan course we know of is from TAALKOR +27 15 451 1750.  There is also an app on the Hello South Africa site.  Otherwise you can order books from Sasavona books  call JHB 011 403 2502 or go onto their Facebook page.   There is a conversational  Tsonga course now available at UNISA.  If you find out more about this course, please email Rhian Twine to let her know about it so that she can put it on this page.