Look, we all knew it was a mess over at SAA, but the latest figures released by Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu are far worse than previously imagined.
Those angry expats love to throw around that ‘This is Africa’ nonsense, but up in Ethiopia their airline is booming. So where do the business models differ?
You know it’s bad when the SAA chairperson starts flying British Airways, but when you crunch the numbers the incompetence beggars belief.
If you believe social media, the world is full of snowflakes waiting to be triggered at just about anything, but in this case we really have to feel sorry for the passenger.
As a women who has made it to the top of her field ,what sage advice can current SAA Chairperson Dudu Myeni offer fellow black women? She was rather outspoken on one issue.
When the company you head is haemorrhaging money you would imagine your year-end bonus might take something of a knock. I guess that depends on who you work for.
Well, here’s another star for the failing plight of South African Airways. I am absolutely ecstatic to be flying it on Thursday, mind you, especially after reading this.
Although South African Airways gives you unlimited Oreos on the JNB-JFK route, it’s not enough to make the flailing airline rise above the rest, especially after this latest scandal.
Since November SAA have been charging customers flying from OR Tambo between R50 and R100 for a service that didn’t even exist yet. What is that service? Wrapping luggage in plastic. The service in question was only introduced at the end of last month.
Of the 40 cadets chosen for SAA’s cadet programme, not a single white male was selected. Trade union Solidarity is calling it “subsidised racism” while SAA says the company is “obliged to give preference to previously disadvantaged groups.”
2oceansvibe spoke to SAA this morning to get their official response as to why white males would no longer be included in in SAA’s cadet recruitment programme. This is what the national carrier had to say.
Dreaming of conquering the skies as an SAA pilot? Well, it’s time to get your head out of clouds if you’re a white male because SAA are no longer accepting any more cadet pilot training applications from that particular demographic.
SAA has confirmed that a COPE MP was arrested on board a flight to Mumbai over the weekend. Dirk Feldman apparently got drunk, decided he wanted to leave the plane, and then began fumbling with the emergency door.