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‘Fake’ SAA pilot arrested

Police have confirmed that William Chandler – the senior pilot from South African Airways (SAA) who had flown commercial airplanes for more than 20 years with a fake licence – has been arrested. National police spokesperson Vishnu Naidoo said Chandler was arrested on Monday. He was charged with fraud, and[…]

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State Security Agency report recommends splitting of agency into two

The High Level Review Panel’s report on the State Security Agency (SSA) has recommended splitting the agency in two to create a domestic and a foreign service. This comes after the report whose publication President Cyril Ramaphosa authorised on Saturday night, found that former President Jacob Zuma used the country’s intelligence services for his[…]

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Air Chefs fully halal: MJCHT

The Muslim Judicial Council’s Halal Trust (MJCHT) has given the reassurance that Air Chefs based at Cape Town International Airport is fully halal compliant. The halal body conducted an investigation into the company’s operations after it received a complaint from a former staff member at Air Chefs. Employees at a[…]

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SA warned to be on high alert for ‘black death’ plague

South Africa is one of nine countries which have been warned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to be on high alert for the “black death” plague. The other eight countries at risk include the Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, France’s La Réunion, the Seychelles, and Tanzania. An update on[…]

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DA welcomes Myeni removal

The DA has welcomed the reported removal of Dudu Myeni from the South African Airways (SAA) Board. The opposition party has accused Myeni of damaging the airline saying she should have been removed a long time ago. The DA says that the reported restructuring of the SAA Board includes an[…]

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SAA to face tough questions in Parliament

The board of the embattled South African Airways, under the stewardship of Dudu Myeni will appear before Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance on Tuesday. SAA is expected to be questioned on its finances and the R5 billion guarantee that government has advanced the airline. SAA is expected to face tough[…]

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Zuma flies the SAA flag to New York

President Jacob Zuma and First lady Bongi Ngema-Zuma have arrived in New York on a commercial South African Airlines (SAA) flight from Johannesburg to begin his official programme on the margins of the United Nations 71st session of the General Assembly. Zuma’s commercial flight on SAA’s non-stop flight to New[…]

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Myeni and co’s R16m Prasa ‘freebie’

SAA chair Dudu Myeni’s son Thalente and other politically-connected stakeholders in Prasa’s R51bn contract for new passenger carriages have cashed in on their shares in the huge tender before a single new train has been built in South Africa. Thalente Myeni lists President Jacob Zuma’s Johannesburg house as his home[…]

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I can’t be blamed for SAA’s mess – Dudu Myeni

South African Airways chairperson Dudu Myeni has said she had nothing to do with the financial challenges being experienced by the national carrier. Speaking at a public meeting in Kempton Park on Thursday Myeni said she found SAA that way. “You will never read that Dudu put the airline in[…]

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Myeni set to win SAA battle and remain board chair – report

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has reportedly conceded defeat to President Jacob Zuma as Treasury reportedly included South African Airways (SAA) chairperson Dudu Myeni in its board recommendations to Cabinet on Wednesday. Having allegedly failed to get Zuma’s approval for a board without the controversial chair at the helm, Treasury has[…]

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