Since 2004, complaints have piled up against Hlophe. The list is filled with allegations you don't want a senior judge to face, writes Adriaan Basson.
Morning clouds. Cool.
A lawyer representing the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse in a case to have former SAA board chairperson Dudu Myeni declared a delinquent director on Monday pleaded with the court to proceed, as Myeni made yet another application that could stall it.
Captain Grant Back, chairperson of the SAA Pilots' Association, confirmed to Fin24 on that rumours about SAA intending to close its pilot base in Cape Town, were true.
Following concerns over whether South African Airways would have been able to pay employees' salaries this month, it has now been confirmed that the embattled state-owned airline has the money available to do so - at least for January.
The ANC says the government has no plans to retrench staff from ailing state-owned enterprises despite speaking of substantial restructuring.
The struggling flag carrier this week cancelled a number of flights in an effort to save cash.
A question frequently asked since South African Airways was placed into business rescue in December last year is what would happen if the embattled state-owned airline were liquidated.
The department of public enterprises says it is engaging with National Treasury to find a way to raise funds for the cash-strapped flag carrier.
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the SA Cabin Crew Association
said Kingston's resignation is a 'positive step'.
President Cyril Ramaphosa should quickly correct his mistakes. And he needs to quicken his consultation processes, which do not necessarily have to yield consensus or please everyone before he takes decisions, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
Two NEC members told News24 the topic around SAA and the government's decision to put it under business rescue became a talking point in the last NEC. One member has said the concerns raised by some were around the possible sale of the state-owned enterprise.
"Whoever you are, (or) how important you are, is not important if you don't respect the resolutions of the ANC conferences," ANC secretary general Ace Magashule has said.
The airline has been in a death spiral in recent months - but its problems stem from a much longer time ago.
A former supplier of SA Express says the airline's financial position is worsened by the fact that one of its debtors, SAA is currently under business rescue.
"We will retain a restructured SAA. We will still be flying the South African flag," says ANC secretary general Ace Magashule.
Less than a month into 2020, South African companies have already announced thousands of job cuts.
In what seemed like a warning to one of his high-ranking lieutenants, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, President Cyril Ramaphosa said leaders should stop interfering with the boards of state-owned enterprises.
The loss-making carrier has already burned through a loan it got from banks last month, according to people familiar with the matter.
Unions say they are still none the wiser on what government plans to do to secure R2bn to help aid the business rescue process at embattled airline, SAA.
Getting South African Airways into fit-for-purpose shape would mean getting rid of its international business, claims a source with inside knowledge of the airline's operations and financial situation.
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