Investing in African Mining Indaba and South African Airways Announce Strategic Partnership for the 2012 Annual Event

By Mining Indaba Llc, PRNE
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

NEW YORK, October 13, 2011 -

- The annual Investing in African Mining Indaba is where the world connects with African mining.

The 18th Annual Investing in African Mining Indaba and South African Airways  (SAA)  today announced that they have forged a strategic partnership for the upcoming 2012 Mining Indaba on 6-9 February in Cape Town, South Africa -

As part of the partnership, South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline, will serve as the official airline partner of the 2012 Investing in African Mining Indaba. The two groups aim to provide an optimal airline concierge service for the delegates,  which includes attractive discount fares for event delegates traveling to Cape Town for the Indaba from anywhere in the world. In addition to discount fares, the partnership will feature a quality level concierge service at the event and greater collaboration between South Africa’s national airline, SAA, and the world’s largest African mining event, Investing in African Mining Indaba.

“Today’s announcement of our partnership with SAA is a great example of our continued investment in the growth of Mining Indaba and the country of South Africa.  It also reinforces our commitment to offering the widest range of services to maintain Mining Indaba’s renowned event experience,” said Mining Indaba’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Jonathan Moore. “It further validates our position that Mining Indaba is where the world connects with African Mining.”

“This new partnership between South African Airways and Mining Indaba is an important step in developing a more convenient air connection for the thousands of delegates that attend Mining Indaba each year,” explains SAA’s Head of North America, Todd Neuman.  ”The introduction of this partnership is aligned to the airline’s growth strategy, which aims to introduce its quality services around the globe and enhancing business travel, which effectively nurtures economic growth on the African continent.”

All participants must be registered and require a badge to access any of Mining Indaba’s event activities. Pre-registration is highly recommended for all professionals interested in attending and have not yet confirmed. Special discount rates are available through 31 October 2011.  Please see for full conference and registration details.

About Investing in African Mining Indaba

Mining Indaba, LLC ( has hosted the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba for 18 years, the world’s largest gathering of mining’s most influential stakeholders and decision-makers - financiers, investors, government delegations, and mining professionals - vested in African mining. Each year the event is attended by more than 6000 individuals representing more than 1000 international companies and approximately 40 African and international government delegations.

About South African Airways

South African Airways (SAA) is the leading carrier in Africa, serving 20 destinations across the continent, as well as major destinations within South Africa, from its hub, Johannesburg. It is a member of the largest international airline network, Star Alliance. SAA’s core business is the provision of passenger airline and cargo transport services together with related services, which are provided through SAA and its four wholly owned subsidiaries: SAA Technical; Mango its low cost carrier; Air Chefs, the catering entity of SAA and South African Travel Centre (SATC).

MINING INDABA PRESS ENQUIRIES, Maria Palombini, Director of Marketing, Mining Indaba, LLC, +1-212-557-7485, mpalombini at - [Note to Editors:] Investing in African Mining Indaba is open to qualified members of the press. We highly encourage members to apply for press accreditation before 27 January 2012. Please refer to for full details on required press credentials and application.

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