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South African Airways invites people to capture their South Africa with a new and unique photo competition

Johannesburg 30th July 2013]       South African Airways (SAA), has launched an online photography competition called Capture South Africa. The competition, which is open to residents of both the UK and South Africa is set to capture the beauty and spirit of South Africa and its people,  showcasing images under two categories – people and landscape. The winner of each category will receive a pair of return tickets with SAA for travel between London and South Africa, and some lucky entrants will have their image used in a forthcoming SAA advertising campaign in the UK.

SAA is asking entrants to upload up to five top photographs for either category  to throughout August and September for their chance to win. South Africans  will be pitted against visitors to their homeland providing  a truly interesting insight into the differing perspectives on the country, whether they be recent images or photographs taken in the past.

The public can enter, view and vote for their favourite photographs online at A select panel of judges, each with a unique link to South Africa and its people, will gradually be revealed before  an overall winner is chosen in October from a shortlist of ten entries per category. Images will be judged on emotion, originality and quality.

Jon Danks, Head of UK&I Marketing and Communications, SAA says, ‘We want to understand what South Africa means to people, whether that’s an experience in the last five minutes or a lasting memory from the past. We want to gain a unique perspective from those living with such beauty on their doorstep  through to those visiting for the first time. As the national airline we bring the world to Africa, and via this competition, we aim to showcase South Africa to the world.’

SAA offers double daily overnight flights from Heathrow to Johannesburg, and on to over 30 destinations in Southern Africa.

For more information about SAA, visit or call 0119782760/ @flysaa /

For more information contact:
Kabelo Ledwaba
External Communications Manager
Tel: 0119782760

Notes to Editors:
- Competition opens on 27th July and entries close on 30th September
- For full terms and conditions of competition please visit

About SAA:
South African Airways (SAA) is the leading carrier in Africa, serving 26 destinations across the continent, as well as major destinations within South Africa and internationally from its Johannesburg hub. 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). SAA is the winner of the 'Best Airline in Africa’ Award in the regional category for ten consecutive years and the winner of ‘Service Excellence Africa’ for three consecutive years. Mango and SAA hold the number one and number two successive spots as South Africa’s most on-time airline.