Earlier this week, a deal between SAA and the SAA Pilots Association (SAAPA) was finally sealed, finalising the retrenchment of many pilots.
Fancy 32 000 chopsticks, or 540 000 toothpicks? Don’t stress, there is also a wide assortment of alcohol up for grabs.
Spare a thought for Raymond Zondo, who was forced to sit through yesterday’s State Capture Commission of Inquiry appearance by former SAA board member Yakhe Kwinana.
Finding in excess of R10 billion from a budget already stretched paper-thin means money taken from departments that can ill afford the hit.
13th cheques, incentive bonuses, and higher wages than the industry standard – not a bad offer from a company with bugger all money.
SAA has now gone into business rescue, which has many travellers questioning what that means for tickets that they’ve already purchased.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has his work cut out with SAA, and has highlighted five key problem areas.
Settle in for the story of William Chandler, the senior SAA pilot who resigned earlier this year after it was discovered he had flown for more than 20 years with fraudulent paperwork.
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.