World Travel Awards 2016

Zanzibar, Tanzania, 9 April, 2016 – Ndalo Media, publisher of South African Airways’ (SAA) SAWUBONA magazine is thrilled to announce that the publication has been named Africa’s Leading In-flight Magazine at the World Travel Awards™ for the second year in a row! The World Travel Awards organisation is London-based and recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality. It acknowledges and celebrates excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.

The magazine, which now also has an online platform – the Sawubona Blog – competed in a ceremony that was hosted at the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Already in its third year of publication by Ndalo Media, SAWUBONA has been recognised by renowned online content platforms such as for its compelling business, travel and lifestyle content that informs travellers about the continent and its carrier, SAA.


On the win, Khanyi Dhlomo, CEO of Ndalo Media, said: “Winning this award for the second year running is an honour for Ndalo Media and affirms our positioning as a world-class publisher that aims to positively impact lives through compelling and engaging content across various platforms. We’re also grateful to the SAA Group Corporate Affairs team for their commitment and support. Congratulations to them and to the Ndalo Media team!”

Editor of SAWUBONA Ingrid Wood said: “It’s thrilling to edit a proudly African brand that tells the story of Africa, the African way. This award would not have been possible had it not been for the hard work of the team at Ndalo Media and SAA’s Group Corporate Affairs.”

Get the best that Africa has to offer in the latest issue of SAWUBONA on your next SAA flight! Among a host of other features, this April we provide an intriguing look at the Congo! You can also enjoy more content on the Sawubona Blog –

  • Should you wish to interview the SAWUBONA editorial team, contact Onke Dumeko on tel: 011 300 6700 or email:

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