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SAA defends interim CEO, warns against strikes 

By: News24Wire      18th June 2019 The board of South African Airways has backed its new interim CEO Zukisa Ramasia after the South African Airways Pilots Association criticised her appointment and threatened to go on strike.  Ramasia was appointed as the flag carrier's interim head earlier this month after Vuyani Jarana stepped... 

Unions demand reinstatement of former CEO of SAA and purge of its board

By: Rebecca Campbell     11th June 2019 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the South African Cabin Crew Association jointly presented a memorandum to beleaguered State-owned national flag carrier South African Airways (SAA) on Tuesday. The memorandum contained a number of demands. “Should our demands not be met, we... 

Numsa to picket at major airports on Tuesday over 'myriad' issues

By: African News Agency      11th June 2019 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) said on Monday that it would be picketing with the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) at all the country’s major airports on Tuesday.  The protests involved "myriad" issues at South African Airways (SAA) and SAA Technical, said... 

SAA board says another shareholder injection needed to see through turnaround plan 

By: Terence Creamer     7th June 2019 The board at embattled national carrier South African Airways confirmed on Friday that further direct government support would be required to help it over overcome its current liquidity crisis, as well as to enable it to complete the implementation of its long-term turnaround strategy. At a... 

SAA announces new acting CEO 

By: News24Wire      7th June 2019 South African Airways announced on Friday that it has appointed Zuks Ramasia as its acting CEO while it looks for a permanent replacement. Ramasia was previously general manager: operations. A briefing was held to provide an update on the state of the national carrier following the resignation of... 

PPF calls on President Ramaphosa to convene summit of SA black executives

By: African News Agency      5th June 2019 The Progressive Professionals Forum on Wednesday called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to convene a South African black executives summit which will dissect the state of corporate governance and management of State-owned enterprises. The call comes after the resignations of two black executives,... 

Free Market Foundation seeks to ascertain financial condition of State-owned airlines

By: Rebecca Campbell     5th June 2019 The Free Market Foundation (FMF) announced on Wednesday that it is seeking information on the financial situations of both State-owned airlines, South African Airways (SAA) and SA Express (SAX), by means of Promotion of Access to Information Act applications. This follows the resignation of SAA... 

Unions threaten strike over SAA CEO's resignation

By: African News Agency      5th June 2019 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the South African Cabin Crew Association have said their members' jobs and the future of struggling national carrier SAA are at stake after the resignation of CEO Vuyani Jarana, threatening a possible strike if he is not reinstated. Jarana... 

Departures at State firms could drag out Ramaphosa's reforms  

By: Reuters     4th June 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa's mission to fix two of South Africa's most troubled state companies, power firm Eskom and South African Airways, could take longer than planned after their chief executives quit within a week of each other. Investors say the CEOs' resignations could slow the... 

Three things to learn from Jarana's exit as CEO of SAA 

By: Bloomberg     4th June 2019 South African Airways’ (SAA's) prospects of surviving in its current form took a hit over the weekend when news broke that CEO Vuyani Jarana quit over a lack of government support. The National Treasury isn’t committing to an agreement to put R21.7-billion toward the State-owned carrier’s 2021... 

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