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On Friday the creditors of South African Airways might very well decide to kick the can further down the alley once again.
On Friday the creditors of South African Airways might very well decide to kick the can further down the alley once again.
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Could the mini budget to be delivered by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni in October end up being the final chance of funding to save South African Airways (SAA)?

If by that time no funding has been obtained to restructure the state-owned flag carrier and get it to lift off again, it might well be "game over" for the airline - if not even sooner.

On Friday, SAA's creditors may well decide to kick the can further down the alley once again by allowing yet a further delay to give the government more time to try to find funding.

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