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Accommodation options
  1. Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge
  2. Cape Town Lodge Hotel
  3. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
  4. Grande Kloof Boutique Hotel
  5. Cape Royale Hotel
  6. Sugar Hotel
  7. Air BnB Waterfront
  8. Air BnB Cape Town CBD
Logistical Queries Media Queries Johnlyn van Reenen +27 83 865 3015 Rumana Akoob, +27 78 036 6832
Conference Host Mandla Hadebe +27 73 997 8660
Shuttle Services En Root Tours – Dominic Press
+27 64 522 4639 (including tours in and around the Province)
  Henry Sambadzai + 27 72 706 3869
Emergency General +27 21 480 7700

This year, we are hosting a hybrid event, to ensure that those who are not able to make it in person, have the benefit of participation.

Green Event

In keeping with our 2023 Indaba thme and because we are committed to lessening our environmental impact, we shall keep the use of paper to a minimum. We also request all delegates to support this initiative by refraining from printing.

Info Hub

The Information Hub is a fixed feature for the duration of the AMI and is your first port of call for any questions or queries pertaining to the programme and event. Please visit our Info Hub and our qualified volunteers will assist you. 

Transportation in Cape Town

Cape Town International Airport is located a mere 20,3km (18min) from the Conference venue.We have trusted and reliable shuttle services available for delegates. The contact information is available on Page 1. You are also welcome to make use of Uber or Bolt taxi services, using your mobile app.

Documents, Website and Internet

Please note all conference documents are available to delegates on the AMI website here. Paper copies of presentations will not be available during the Conference, but can be found on the conference website after the event, where authorised.Connection to Wi-Fi is available in public areas and meeting rooms.


Lunch and tea/coffee breaks are included in the daily delegate package and are complementary. All other meals and expenses are to the delegate’s own account.

Side Events

Please take note of the Side Event schedule which is available on the AMI website. Please note that seating is limited, therefore, confirmation of attendance is compulsory. Please contact the organisation hosting the side event for further information.

Social media (Twitter; Facebook)

Please follow the AMI conversation on our social media platforms. Twitter: @AltMiningIndaba
Facebook: Alternative Mining Indaba
Hashtags (#): #AMI2023

Engagement Sessions

A highlight of the AMI is our small group participation in the format of engagement sessions – commonly known as ‘breakaway sessions.’ This year in particular, we would like to place an emphasis on ‘engagement’ and ‘innovative solutions.’ Each delegate will be required to sign up for 1/4 engagement sessions via the website. 

Each session has a maximum capacity of between 30-40. This will be on a first come first serve basis. Delegates are encouraged to sign-up for these sessions via our website by 30 January 2023.

Other Useful Information

Climate and Weather: The average summer temperatures are a comfortable 25 °C in February, the average low temperature is 15°C.

Currency: The unit of currency in South Africa is the Rand (ZAR). Electric voltage: South Africa operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Time Zone: GMT/UTC + 2

Telephone Area Code: The international code for South Africa is + 27.

We look forward to hosting you at the Alternative Mining Indaba 2023!

Travel and Accommodation

Delegates should organise their own travel arrangements, including flight and hotel reservations. Special negotiated rates have been arranged for a limited number of rooms with the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge under Group Code: AMI. All prices include a buffet breakfast. Please note that rooms are subject to availability and will be allocated on a first come first-serve basis.


All delegates are responsible for ensuring that they are in possession of the correct documentation prior to their departure to Cape Town, South Africa and are advised to contact their embassy or consulate to verify whether they require a visa. Kindly contact the Secretariat at admin@ejn.org.za for visa letters.Please note that as of 16 January 2023, there are no travel restrictions as it pertains to the new Covid-19 variant. Please follow this link to keep up to date with developments.


The AMI will strive to start all sessions on time as per the agenda. Please respect these times and should you be late, please take a seat at the back of the main auditorium.


The AMI offers simultaneous translation in English, French and Portuguese via headphones. French and Portuguese delegates are welcome to address the AMI in their home language and therefore ALL delegates should take a headset in case it is needed. Please note the AMI pays dearly for missing equipment, therefore, proof of identity (passport or identity card ) will act as security. Please ensure you return your headset to the volunteers at the end of each day.</.p>


AMI volunteers are easily recognisable in their GREEN t-shirts. Please ask them if you are lost or requiring assistance with any aspect of the AMI.


Please take note of the UCT GBS Conference Centre wi-fi code. These codes will be displayed in the AMI meeting venues.

Resource Materials

Should organisations have literature/resources that they would like to share, please arrange delivery to the UCT GBS Conference Centre by Monday, 6 February 2023 at 3pm. This will be available at the Info Hub for the duration of the AMI.

We have made registration seamless for you. Please register daily using the link to avoid long queues. One of our friendly volunteers will provide you with a name badge at “Express Check-in.”

Things to do near the Waterfront and in and around Cape Town:
  1. V&A Waterfront – Shopping; restaurants; boat cruises; Two Oceans Aquarium; live entertainment at the amphitheatre;Watershed Market
  2. Africa Padel for sport enthusiasts: hybrid between tennis and squash is one of the fastest growing sports.
  3. Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa: the largest museum of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora.
  4. Mojo Market, Sea Point: Open 7-days a week, this lifestyle market is a vibrant space which offers music, international food stalls, and boutiques. In the hustle and bustle of Sea Point Main Road, this is a gem!
  5. Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum
  6. Popular trips: Robben Island; Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens; Green Point Park; Boulders Beach; Chapmans Peak; Camps Bay; Table Mountain; wine farms in and around Cape Town.
  7. For more information and ideas around local experiences, visit Beaglez.