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SAA’s ‘hidden’ report puts losses at more than double

2014-12-14 13:28
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SAA has reportedly hidden the fact that its losses more than doubled in the 2013/14 financial year from R1.2bn to R2.6bn.

Transparency key in Eskom plan - expert

2014-12-11 12:58

It does seem like all this flurry of activity around Eskom, SAA and the SA Post Office is done on the back foot; aimed at putting off short-term fires, a reputation expert says.

Ramaphosa to oversee Eskom, SAA turnaround

2014-12-11 10:55
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Eskom has been instructed to work with the private sector as Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will oversee the turnaround of Eskom, SAA and the Post Office.

SAA working on 90-day turnaround plan

2014-12-09 15:16

SA Airways has until March to implement a successful turnaround plan to profitability, says the national carrier.

More SAA flights into Africa

2014-12-02 12:00

SA Airways has increased the number of flights on some of its key African routes, says the airline.

SAA defends CEO accused of false qualifications

2014-11-25 09:26

SAA said in a statement history is littered with extremely successful individuals who did not complete their tertiary degrees, such as Henry Ford, Dustin Moskovitz and Richard Branson.

SAA CEO’s appointment: DA has 4 questions

2014-11-24 05:00

The DA is calling for a complete overhaul of the recruitment policies and procedures of SAA after news that boss Nico Bezuidenhout lied about his qualifications.

SAA acting CEO has no degree - report

2014-11-23 12:00
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SAA acting chief executive Nico Bezuidenhout is the latest in a series of high-profile executives and politicians who have been exposed for overstating their qualifications, a report says.

De Wetshof honoured at SAA Wine Awards

2014-11-14 16:43

De Wetshof Estate flies high at the SAA Wine Awards and was named Producer of the Year, winning the CEO trophy.

SAA forms partnership with JetBlue

2014-11-09 21:05

South African Airways has launched a new frequent flyer partnership with JetBlue Airways in North America, providing expanded mileage earning opportunities.

Sluggish GDP growth hampers SA aviation

2014-11-02 15:00

The good news is that overall, Southern Africa joins the global trend, with figures showing positive growth in the aviation sector.

SAA must beware of losing market share in Africa

2014-10-31 13:22

South African Airways must beware of losing market share on its regional routes in Africa, says a leading aviation specialist.

SAA chair stays, 2 others on board

2014-10-23 16:02

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has decided to stick by Duduzile Myeni as chair of the embattled SAA board despite admitting the airline is struggling.

Nene hints at privatisation

2014-10-22 14:09

Government believes state owned enterprises - like Eskom, Transnet and South African Airways - "should operate on the strength of their balance sheets".

Four SAA board members quit

2014-10-17 18:19

Four non-executive members of the SA Airways board have resigned, the department of public enterprises says.

SAA seeks state bailout again

2014-10-01 19:31
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South African Airways is again seeking government support, two years after it was granted R5bn in loan guarantees.

SAA still flying to West Africa

2014-08-13 20:14

South African Airways says the decision to continue flying to West Africa, in light of the Ebola outbreak, is consistent with the position adopted by the World Health Organisation and the International Air Transport Association.

SAA continues flights to west Africa

2014-08-05 15:06

As countries in west Africa continue to battle the outbreak of Ebola, South African Airways says it will not be cancelling flights to the region.

SAA pilot who stripped down allowed to fly again

2014-08-05 10:34

The SAA pilot who caused controversy by stripping down at Harare Airport early in July has been allowed to fly once again.

SAA extends its Africa network

2014-08-04 11:12

South African Airways will be extending its African flight schedule to offer customers more travel options on the continent.

SAA adds to travel options in Africa

2014-08-01 12:20

South African Airways is adding to its African flight schedule to offer customers more travel options on the continent.

Special whisky on board SAA, Kenya Airways

2014-07-29 20:00

Passengers travelling on both SAA and Kenya Airways will soon have the opportunity to buy a special South African whisky on board.

SAA rated among the world’s best in airline catering

2014-07-21 09:26

The national carrier announced in a statement that it made it to the top ten in the World’s Best Business Class Airline Catering category at the 2014 World Airline Awards.

Another injured SAA passenger discharged

2014-07-18 08:45

Nineteen of 20 people injured when an SAA flight from Johannesburg to Hong Kong hit severe turbulence have been discharged from hospital, the airline said.

'Give that pilot a bells!' social media buzzes after turbulence-hit SAA flight

2014-07-17 09:35

The SAA pilot who managed to land a plane safely after hitting heavy turbulence en route from Johannesburg to Hong Kong has been receiving loads of praise on social media.

 

SAA launches Project Solaris

2014-12-11 17:06

SAA and partners Boeing, SunChem and SkyNRG have launched a massive biofuels project, named Project Solaris, in Marble Hall, Limpopo.

Why SAA needs a digital makeover

2014-12-11 12:33

Unprofitable South African Airlines (SAA) has not adapted well to the technology revolution in travel, according to the carrier’s new chief commercial officer Sylvain Bosc.

SAA assembles new ‘war cabinet’ to solve crisis

2014-12-10 06:19

SAA acting CEO Nico Bezuidenhout has announced a 90-Day Action Plan - a reality-check timeline for the airline that aims to shave off in excess of R1.3bn of its annual debt.

SAA to save on fuel with innovative new navigation approach

2014-12-08 12:58

Forming part of the airline’s Long-Term Turnaround Strategy, SAA hopes that the innovation will noticeably improve efficiencies and benefits in time and fuel savings.

No secret I had no degree, says SAA boss

2014-11-26 07:20
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Acting South African Airways CEO Nico Bezuidenhout says SAA and Mango have always known that he does not have a degree, the SABC has reported.

Bezuidenhout did not lie on his CV - Mango

2014-11-25 07:00

Acting SA Airways Nico Bezuidenhout at no time misrepresented his qualifications to the Mango Airlines board, the airline says.

Suspend SAA acting CEO – DA

2014-11-23 14:06
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The DA has called on SAA to suspend its acting chief executive Nico Bezuidenhout, pending the outcome of an inquiry into his appointment.

Brown: Govt mulling SAA partner

2014-11-20 10:41

Whether government takes on a strategic business partner for embattled SAA remains under discussion, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Ministers meet SAA board

2014-11-11 20:27

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene have held a meeting with the SA Airways board, the public enterprises ministry says.

Embattled SAA appoints acting chief

2014-11-08 14:08

Nico Bezuidenhout has been appointed as acting CEO of SA Airways (SAA) to stand in for suspended CEO Monwabisi Kalawe, the airline says.

Africa's tourism will only grow with a stable aviation sector

2014-11-02 13:46

Only when Africa can offer safe, reliable and affordable aviation on the map will it see its local industry starting to develop more, says Mango's CEO.

Brown: SAA to consider strategic partner

2014-10-24 07:00

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says she would like SAA to investigate going for a strategic partner.

No bailouts for SAA, Sapo

2014-10-22 14:55

The country's embattled state-owned entities, including SA Airways and the SA Post Office, will not be bailed out, says Finance Minister Nhanhla Nene.

SAA seeks to cash in on Vic Falls demand

2014-10-22 11:16

South African Airways has reportedly applied for seven more flights into Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls to cash in on growing demand from intercontinental destinations.

Fraudsters target SAA

2014-10-11 16:16

SAA does not have any relationship with websites containing misleading information about the recruitment process, says a spokesperson.

SAA ups its pilot recruitment game

2014-09-22 10:50

School kids around the country will be treated to a visit from a Boeing 737-800 aircraft replica as part of the South African Airways's SiVulindlela Aviation Awareness in partnership with Boeing.

SAA, Boeing look to tobacco for jet fuel

2014-08-06 13:44

South African Airways, Boeing and SkyNRG say they will collaborate together to make aviation biofuel from a tobacco plant.

SAA continues flights to west Africa

2014-08-05 14:18

As countries in west Africa continue to battle the outbreak of Ebola, South African Airways says it will not be cancelling flights to the region.

Zuma: South Africa is open for business

2014-08-04 21:04
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South Africa is a profitable place to invest, including the tourism and energy sectors, President Jacob Zuma has told a US Chamber of Commerce forum.

SAA extends its Africa network

2014-08-01 09:15

South African Airways will be extending its African flight schedule to offer customers more travel options on the continent.

SAA Turbulence: WhatsApp conversation between two brothers will leave you warm and fuzzy

2014-07-18 11:03

A News24 Travel reader shares his brother's experience during the turbulence-hit SAA flight to Hog Kong.

'I watched a baby fly out of its bassinet as plane dropped like a stone'

2014-07-16 17:03

A passenger on board flight SA 286 says he has never been as scared as he was during the sudden turbulence that hit Flight SA 286.

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