Press Accreditation Guidelines

Members of the press must supply the documents listed below when applying for accreditation.  Accredited press from previous years are not automatically granted accreditation rights. All applications are subject to review and the terms and conditions below. In order to qualify as accredited press, you must supply the following at the time of registration:

  1. Your current official Press Card with your name and photo
  2. For Print/Online Media: A copy or link to the most current publication masthead displaying your name and job title as journalist, writer, correspondent, editor, or news anchor.
    • If you do not have a publication masthead you will need to provide a recent article showing you as the writer. These must be provided either with an online link or in PDF format. Articles must have been published within the last three months.
    • Freelance journalists: if you are a freelance journalist on assignment for a publication or news outlet, you will need to provide a letter of assignment written and signed by a representative from the news organisation on letterhead. In addition you would need to include one of the above reference items. Please note that the media organisation must meet the standards below.

Definitions and Terms of Qualifying Press

News Agencies

Press access is reserved for qualified news agencies: business-to-business trade publications (either print and/or online), business-to-consumer publishers (either print or online), and/or national and international newspapers, magazines, radio and TV news channels.

Editorial Job Titles

Press credentials are reserved for qualified editorial professionals only including titles such as editor, writer, contributor, columnist, author, correspondent, journalist, anchor, or any other title that indicates your position is responsible for covering news. Press credentials will not be granted to any individuals holding a title of publisher, sales, corporate media executive, public relations, marketing, consultant or any other non-editorial professional.

Freelance Writers

Freelance writers commissioned to cover the event by a qualified news organisation will need to provide a letter on the company’s letterhead, signed by the head of the editorial department.  This letter will need to be provided in addition to standard press application required materials.

Press Access Includes

Complimentary registration providing access to all conference sessions, exhibit hall, and food and beverage functions held at the convention centre. Press access does not include access to the annual golf tournament, pre-conference workshops, Investment Discovery Forum, or invitation-only events.


Press credentials will not be granted to any individuals holding a title of publisher, sales, marketing or any other non-editorial professional. In addition, any individuals from an organisation, which recommends, advises, or consults on stocks, funds or any other monetary instruments, regardless of title, will not be granted press credentials. They may register as a conference delegate at the current published rate.

Terms and Conditions

Organisers of the Investing in African Mining Indaba reserve the right, at its sole discretion, to deny or withdraw the accreditation of any member misusing press credentials conferred upon them or who do not meet the qualifying criteria. In addition Mining Indaba reserves the right to amend and update these terms as it sees fit. All credentialed press will be notified should any changes to their status occur.