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Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Public Enterprises warns SAA pilots that their business rescue proposals are unaffordable

10th July 2020 The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has expressed its appreciation for the cooperation and commitment of the pilots of South African Airways (SAA), expressed through the SAA Pilot’s Association (SAAPA), during the business rescue process for the beleaguered State-owned national flag... 

Unions win important Labour Appeal Court victory in SAA retrenchments case

10th July 2020 In a joint statement, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) have welcomed the dismissal, by the Labour Appeal Court, of the appeal by the Business Rescue Practitioners (BRPs) of South African Airways (SAA) against a Labour... 

Numsa, Sacca welcome adjournment of SAA business rescue vote

10th July 2020 In a joint statement on June 26 the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) expressed their relief that 69% of the creditors of South African Airways (SAA) voted to adjourn (to July 14) the vote on the proposed business rescue... 

All Nasa’s new heavy space rocket components are now qualified for flight

10th July 2020 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) – the US space agency – has  announced that the structural testing campaign for its new Space Launch System (SLS) was completed on June 24. The SLS is Nasa’s new heavy rocket, which will launch into space its upcoming Artemis crewed Moon... 

Structural testing completed for first flight of America’s Orion spacecraft

10th July 2020 The US space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) has announced that structural testing of its Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission had been successfully concluded. The Orion was designed to carry astronauts deeper into space than any previous human spacecraft.... 

Global airline body urges major economies to support sustainable aviation fuel

9th July 2020 The International Air Transport Association (Iata), which is the representative body of the global airline industry, has called on the International Energy Agency (IEA) to give priority to investment in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Iata made this appeal ahead of the IEA’s Clean Energy... 

Parliamentary Defence Committee warns that budget cuts are endangering key projects

9th July 2020 Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans has warned that cost savings forced on the country’s defence acquisition and research and development agency Armscor could endanger key projects. The agency’s budget has been cut by R120-million. The committee praised Armscor for... 

South African airline announces successful repatriation of South Africans from Middle East

9th July 2020 South African private-sector airline company CemAir has announced the successful conclusion of a repatriation flight which it had operated, bringing South Africans home from Middle Eastern and African countries. The flight, using a CRJ900 90-seat jet airliner (usually employed for regional... 

Activists highlight Santam’s refusal to pay out Covid-19 business interruption claims

8th July 2020 South African non-profit shareholder activist organisation Just Share has highlighted local insurance group Santam’s refusal to pay out business interruption claims from policy holders in the hospitality and tourism sector resulting from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. This followed Just... 

Court orders insurer to pay business interruption claim for Covid-19 lockdown

8th July 2020 The Western Cape High Court has ordered insurance company Guardrisk to pay the business interruption claims of Cape restaurant Cafe Chameleon. The ruling has been welcomed by specialist public loss adjustment firm Insurance Claims Africa (ICA). “This is a significant win for the tourism and... 

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