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The Mango CEO says during last month's strike by some SAA employees, Mango workers refused to join a sympathy strike as they 'know it would impact their livelihood'.
Nico Bezuidenhout, who returns to low-cost airline Mango as CEO on October 1, tells Fin24 he wants to make an informed decision on the course of action going forward.
Mango's board has appointed Nico Bezuidenhout as permanent CEO with effect from October 1, 2019. Bezuidenhout was the founding CEO of Mango Airlines.
Mango Airlines says it is investigating the "false allegations" made in an SMS circulating on social media in which an HR staff member ostensibly tells an employee the company cannot allow the person to work with them as he/she is "black and HIV positive".
Trade Union Solidarity is opposed to a proposed merger between SAA, Mango and SA Express and will file a court application to have SAA placed in business rescue.
In a report submitted to Parliament, Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has flagged SAA's ability to continue as an ongoing concern.
A Mango pilot has spoken to Fin24 about why pilots at the low-cost airline saw no other option than to go on strike - the first time they have taken this step.
Fastjet is considering expanding in SA as CEO Nico Bezuidenhout evaluates growth opportunities for the unprofitable discount airline.
Mango Airlines made a net loss of R36.9m in the year ended March 2016, its most recent financial statements have shown.
Plans by SAA to control its subsidiaries' boards are not only transgressing company regulations, but constitute uncompetitive behaviour, reports Netwerk24.
Domestic airline Mango has continued with its 'business as usual' after two unions at South African Airways embarked on a planned strike.
The Black Management Forum condemns the appointment of Nico Bezuidenhout as CEO of state-owned low-cost airline Mango.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says grounded airline SA Express will be taking off next week.
Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan has told eNCA discussions regarding the merger of three government airlines would continue this week with other relevant ministers.
Embattled airline SA Express has found itself facing financial challenges because of people who were looking for opportunities to steal instead of running the airline properly, says Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan.
SAA's decision to shift a number of its flights to low-cost subsidiary Mango, could benefit the state-owned airline's competitors, says an aviation expert.
All standalone Mango clothing stores and Nine West shoe stores have closed down, while other international groups such as River Island are busy shutting down as well.
FlySafair has repeated its offer to buy loss-making Mango Airlines, with CEO Elmar Conradie saying a takeover will help it sustain lower fares for air travellers.
No firm decision has been taken on the consolidation of state-owned airlines SAA, Mango and SA Express, according to the Ministry of Public Enterprises.
The leaked report on South African Airways' financial performance for the quarter to end-June appears to indicate underlying tensions between Mango and SAA management.
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