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SAA board adopted unlawful approach to BEE, state capture inquiry told

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Over the last two years the commission heard of people in SOEs who tried to resist efforts of unlawful conduct and then they were pushed out.
Over the last two years the commission heard of people in SOEs who tried to resist efforts of unlawful conduct and then they were pushed out.
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The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture has heard evidence of a strategy devised by the SAA board to implement BEE without going via the airline's own procurement processes.

It appears that, despite Treasury warning that the approach was unlawful, negotiations were initiated with Swissport and Engen under this strategy.

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