Morning clouds. Cool.
Pieter du Toit
The South African government is running out of money and time. If it doesn’t embark on extensive reorganisation and rationalisation of the national finances the country will pay a heavy price. And the brinkmanship between it and unions at SAA might be a curtain-raiser to the main event: knocking Eskom into shape.
I’m with Finance Minister Tito Mboweni that South African Airways is a vanity that our near-bankrupt country can’t afford. But if the government has decided that our national self-esteem is somehow tied up with having an airline, then why are workers the only ones going to make the sacrifice to keep it flying?
Passengers are being advised that SAA has cancelled nearly all its domestic, regional and international flights scheduled for Friday, 15 November and Saturday, 16 November 2019. In this boat? Stay calm. We have all the info you need.
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