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The cuts to pay for SAA and the actual appropriations for SAA are in different pieces of legislation, which creates a potential "hole".
The cuts to pay for SAA and the actual appropriations for SAA are in different pieces of legislation, which creates a potential "hole".
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A petition submitted to President Cyril Ramaphosa by the Western Cape Government could potentially delay the payment of rescue funding allocated to South African Airways (SAA) in the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS).

This could mean it will take a "new SAA" even longer than anticipated to start flying again.

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