Most countries don’t own an airline - South Africa is part of a shrinking group, with only a handful making money

2020-01-17 15:24

Many governments have considered their national carriers a necessary point of pride, and used their control of the industry to their advantage.

South African taxpayers have paid R16.5bn to bail out SAA over the past decade — almost R1,000 per household

2020-01-16 13:17

The bailouts exclude the R17.31 billion in debt guarantees the state extended to SAA.

SAA: We will take legal action over unions' 'malicious' claims of unsafe flights

2019-11-19 18:06

SAA executives said comments on the safety of flights were "regrettable, untruthful and without foundation", adding that their employees are highly qualified.

UPDATE: Here are all 12 flights British Airways, SAA, and Kulula have cancelled after a technical inspection – so far only for Tuesday

2019-10-22 09:09

Comair said it expected to see the impact of a Civil Aviation Authority audit of SAA Technical only on Tuesday, but whether the cancelled flights will resume on Wednesday is not clear.

All the big SA companies that are currently looking for CEOs - including the Post Office and Postbank

2019-08-01 20:50

Absa, Old Mutual, Eskom and SAA are among the companies looking for new CEOs.

There was a breakdown in good governance under Gigaba, inquiry hears

2019-06-26 12:27

Sizakele Mzimela, the former CEO of South African Airways between 2010 and 2012, says she felt a breakdown in good governance between the airline and the ministry when former Minister Malusi Gigaba took over as minister of public enterprises.

Flying further afield

2019-03-14 09:46

Comair CEO Erik Venter has been with the company for over two decades. Over the last few years, the company’s focus has shifted beyond aviation in order to grow the business.

SAA, Air Mauritius and others said to be in talks to form alliance

2018-12-26 11:12

South African Airways, Kenya Airways, Air Mauritius and RwandAir are in talks to create an alliance, as they face mounting competition.

Bruce Whitfield: South Africa’s most punctual airline is pretty much what I guessed

2018-07-06 15:27

I wanted to find out if my experiences matched reality with official figures published by the airports company, Acsa.

Privatising SAA will require the wisdom of Solomon

2018-05-23 14:25

With the continued calls to privatise our national carrier, it may serve us to look at Air India’s weak turnaround attempt as an example of how difficult it could be.


TAKE A LOOK: These pictures show how SAA evolved over the past 86 years

2020-01-17 06:41

The airline - which could suspend flights as soon as this weekend - started with 5 planes in 1934.

The man in charge of SAA’s business rescue once had to sort out SA’s biggest company failure - here’s how that worked out

2019-12-07 12:14

Les Matuson managed the business rescue of Ellerines five years ago.

These are the three ways SAA could go bust

2019-11-15 13:14

There are four possible ways things could go for South African Airways now – most of them bad.

‘We just take parts from grounded planes’ SA Express source says – but the airline maintains safety is not a concern

2019-08-30 11:24

The state-owned airline did not deny the allegations, but maintained that its planes are still safe for use.

All the big South African companies that are currently looking for CEOs

2019-07-10 16:34

At least eight major South African companies are currently without a CEO.

A mother and daughter co-piloted this flight together and the pics from the plane are going viral

2019-03-25 15:11

This is what we call squad goals and girl power on full display.

Govt plans to sell some of its non-core assets - including business units at state-owned enterprises - to find money

2019-02-20 14:25

Additional support for State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) will be provided by selling non-core assets, the 2019 budget, released on Wednesday, reads.

Parastatal bailouts will have us downgraded, DA warns

2018-08-12 15:00

The opposition is also looking to have Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance with National Treasury to discuss sovereign liabilities and which parastatals asked for bailouts.

Former SAA CFO denies accusations, slams 'reckless' SAA

2018-06-28 22:30

Former chief financial officer of South African Airways Phumeza Nhantsi denies all accusations of impropriety against her during her time at the national carrier.

Bruce Whitfield: SAA must be allowed to die

2018-05-09 14:33

It is just a high-maintenance brat indulged by the state.

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