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Parliament legal adviser questions R3bn SAA bailout

2017-10-17 18:13

A legal opinion from a senior Parliamentary legal adviser has called into question Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s R3bn bailout for national carrier South African Airways.

Crash landing in sight for bankrupt SAA

2017-08-27 18:31

The embattled SAA, which is draining the fiscus, must be placed into business rescue because it is a ticking time bomb, says DA deputy finance spokesperson Alf Lees.

We've seen this SAA bailout movie before - DA

2017-08-23 20:08

"We’ve seen this movie before and we know how it ends – SAA continues to fail and will need more bailouts," says the DA.

Gigaba will engage with FNB CEO over SAA boycott

2017-08-15 17:00

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba will engage with FNB CEO Jacques Celliers following his declaration that he will no longer fly with South African Airways.

Gigaba could target R14bn Telkom stake for massive SAA bailout

2017-07-21 11:09

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has revealed the need to sell state assets in a bid to inject nearly R16bn into SAA so it can repay loans.

DA, EFF oppose Twin Peaks Bill

2017-06-22 19:55

There is concern that the exclusion of the National Credit Regulator in the amended version of the Twin Peaks Bill will leave consumers vulnerable to unscrupulous lending practices.

Business shouldn't be abused to boost SARS' figures - DA

2017-03-21 16:44

The South African Revenue Service appears to be abusing tax laws that allow for extended time for audits, documents and other delaying tactics, said the Democratic Alliance.

SAA investigations top R21m in 4-year period

2017-03-06 22:07

Between the period 2013 and 2016 SA Airways have spent more than R21m on forensic and internal investigations, according to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Myeni stays at SAA

2016-09-03 14:27

DA calls the reappointment by Cabinet of Myeni as the chair of the ailing airline’s board ‘irrational’.

Cwele defends info bill move

2012-11-01 22:15

State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele says his call to reverse changes to the protection of state information bill was a bid to save it from being found unconstitutional.

 

SAA board in a pickle as Myeni’s term extension deemed illegal

2017-09-16 10:35

The confirmation by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission that SAA chair Dudu Myeni’s extended term was illegitimate means any board decisions taken since September 1 should be viewed as irregular, the DA has said.

SAA has only itself to blame for investors' loss of confidence - DA

2017-08-25 14:40

Alleged claims by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba that the DA’s revelations about an SAA bailout have tanked negotiations are grossly misleading, says the party.

Selling R14.4bn Telkom stake for SAA not a done deal – Gigaba spokesperson

2017-08-23 18:00

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is discussing the option of selling government’s 39.75% stake in Telkom with three Cabinet ministers, says his spokesperson Mayihlome Tshwete.

Third of SAA contracts deemed 'most problematic' - reports

2017-07-31 18:54

The DA has now received some of the SAA investigation reports it had been calling for for the last eight months.

Buthelezi under pressure to reveal SAA's skeletons

2017-07-16 18:32

Deputy Finance Minister Sfiso Buthelezi has 5 days to release several forensic reports believed to contain damning details of gross mismanagement at SAA.

Fresh SAA tender scandal comes as Treasury stalls tabling reports

2017-05-22 09:14

The latest report of corruption at SAA comes as Parliament’s oversight of the state-owned airline battles to gain sight of a variety of investigative reports.

REVEALED: SAA bleeding billions more than first reported

2017-03-17 13:21

SAA has revised its budgeted loss forecast for 2016/17 to R3.5bn from an earlier estimate of R1.7bn, documents sent to Parliamentarians reveal.

SAA's R5bn guarantee comes with significant risk - DA

2016-09-11 11:34

By granting SAA a guarantee, National Treasury wouldn't be able to hold the airline board accountable if it doesn't fulfil particular conditions, says the DA.

Cwele twists ANC's arm on info bill

2012-11-13 22:37

The ANC has agreed to some of State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele's hawkish proposals on the contentious protection of state information bill.

ANC accused of backtracking on spying

2012-09-11 22:16

Opposition parties have accused the ANC of retracting concessions made in recent weeks on the espionage section of the protection of state information bill.

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