South African airways

Myeni apologises for naming protected witness

Former South African Airways board chairperson, Dudu Myeni has apologised for naming the protected witness, saying it was not intentional. The commission had previously made an order to protect the identity of the witness. “I am feeling so bad about this whole thing because I don’t mean to disrespect anyone[…]

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Winde calls on govt to ‘think carefully’ about SAA bailout

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has appealed to the national government to “think carefully” about a possible bailout for South African Airways (SAA). He said all the provinces desperately need everything they can get, to recover from the Covid-19 lockdown and job losses. “Mr President, we don’t need state-funded planes,[…]

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SAA may not be able to pay salaries: Board

South African Airways (SAA) has nearly no cash left and may miss salary payments at the end of November as the crippling strike that enters its 7th day. The strike has pushed the airline to the brink of financial collapse and SAA board member Martin Kingston says the strike is[…]

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Ramaphosa urges SAA, unions to seek solutions

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on South African Airways (SAA) management and unions to urgently seek solutions to their labour dispute. SAA has cancelled nearly all domestic, regional and international flights on Friday and on Saturday following an announcement by the South African Cabin Crew Association and the National Union of Metalworkers[…]

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Sacca heads to court for SAA cabin crew strike

Hundreds of South African Airways flight attendants may soon be back on the streets again, demanding better meal allowances. On Wednesday cabin crew members affiliated to the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) embarked on a strike. They’re demanding just over $170 (R2,270) for international trips, citing soaring overseas costs, for[…]

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