south african airways (saa)

  1. Jan

    Eskom-as-we-know-it will cease to exist like SAA and SAPO - Dawie Roodt

    Kiss Eskom goodbye Efficient Group chief economist Dawie Roodt predicts that Eskom would follow the same path as South African Airways (SAA) and the South African Post Office (SAPO) and “simply come to an end”. “Eskom is completely bankrupt. It has been operationally and financially run into...
  2. Jan

    Domestic flight price comparison - March 2023 - FlySafair wins

    FlySafair beats Lift and Airlink in South African flight prices FlySafair is the cheapest domestic airline in South Africa, and by some margin on specific routes, a MyBroadband analysis has revealed. The airline's fares are R840 and R566 lower than its nearest competitor on the Johannesburg to...
  3. Jan

    Eskom crisis will plunge South Africa into disaster - Dawie Roodt

    South Africa in crisis and heading for disaster — economist The only solution to solve South Africa's electricity crisis is to put Eskom into business rescue, according to Efficient Group chief economist Dawie Roodt. In an interview with 702, Roodt explained that gradually privatising the...
  4. Jan

    We already know how the Eskom movie ends - Dawie Roodt

    Eskom is beyond saving — and we already know how it will end Efficient Group chief economist Dawie Roodt said Eskom is financially and operationally unsalvageable and will come to the same end as South African Airways (SAA). Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan appointed a new Eskom...
  5. Jan

    Lift's prices for flights between Joburg and Durban compared

    Lift launches flights to Durban — How prices compare to Airlink, FlySafair and SAA South Africa's newest budget airline, Lift, has added a second route to its operations for the first time, offering trips between Johannesburg and Durban. Since its launch, Lift has only offered flights between...
  6. Jan

    South African domestic flight price comparison

    Flight prices in South Africa compared — FlySafair and Lift dominate The cheapest flights from Johannesburg's OR International Airport to Durban and Bloemfontein are all offered by FlySafair. In contrast, Lift provides the lowest price for flights to Cape Town, a MyBroadband analysis has...
  7. Jan

    Fuel hikes and the death of Kulula's impact on flight prices

    Flight prices in South Africa compared — the impact of Kulula's demise and fuel hikes South Africans planning a long-distance getaway during the 2022 December holidays might want to consider booking their flights soon. A quick analysis of flights in the country during this period shows that...
  8. Jan

    How can Eskom 2.0 succeed if government couldn't run Eskom 1.0, SAA, Denel, and Transnet?

    Ramaphosa's Eskom 2.0 plan — from a country that can't run SAA, Transnet, Denel, or Eskom 1.0 Energy expert Chris Yelland does not believe that forming a second power utility to compete with Eskom is a viable solution to the country's energy problems. In an interview with Business Day TV...
  9. Jan

    Little-known investment firm suing South African government for selling SAA for R51

    South African government sued after selling SAA for R51 South Africa’s government and national airline are being sued by a little-known investment firm, which wants the sale of a majority stake in the carrier scrapped and re-run due to a lack of transparency. This year’s acquisition of 51% of...
  10. Hanno Labuschagne

    Government details potential of SAA deal

    Government details potential of SAA deal South Africa’s government has retained special voting rights in the country’s national carrier even after selling a majority stake, and will be given R3 billion ($186 million) in preference shares that can be redeemed through future cashflow. That means...
  11. Hanno Labuschagne

    SAA close to being in private control

    SAA close to being in private control Government is making strides in concluding the disposal of 51% of its shares in South African Airways (SAA) to strategic partner Takatso Consortium. In a statement following an ordinary meeting held on Wednesday, Cabinet said progress on the sale to...
  12. Hanno Labuschagne

    This is what is required for the SAA and Kenya Airways alliance to work

    This is what is required for the SAA and Kenya Airways alliance to work Africa has 357 airlines, the top 10 of which carried more than 60% of traffic. This reflects the fact that many airlines on the continent are very small: some have as few as two aircraft. Between them the airlines carried...
  13. Hanno Labuschagne

    Why Mango flopping is in SAA's best interest

    Why Mango flopping is in SAA's best interest An association representing pilots of low-cost airline Mango believes its sole shareholder, the South African Airways (SAA) Group, wants its business rescue to fail so that the national carrier's private deal with Lift's owner can go through...
  14. Jan

    Mango blocked from resuming flights

    No go for Mango Low-cost airline Mango will not resume flights as set out in its original business rescue plan and will have to retrench more employees than anticipated following a meeting of its creditors on Monday.
  15. Jan

    SAA refunds are still broken

    Before you buy a ticket on SAA — read this MyBroadband tested the South African Airways (SAA) refunds department for a cancelled flight, and the results showed that it remained dysfunctional. SAA promised first-class customer service and restoration of the airline to its former glory when it...
  16. Hanno Labuschagne

    Cheapest flight prices in South Africa

    Cheapest flight prices in South Africa The cheapest flights from Johannesburg's (JHB) OR Tambo International Airport to Cape Town International Airport are from Kulula, with FlySafair offering the most affordable flights between JHB and George, a MyBroadband analysis has shown. When it comes...
  17. Jan

    SAA commits more resources to accelerate refunds and improve service levels

    SAA promises refunds and improved service levels South African Airways (SAA) says it has committed additional resources to accelerate refunds and bring quicker resolution to customer queries. SAA owes money to thousands of travellers who booked tickets for flights that were cancelled in 2020...
  18. Hanno Labuschagne

    SAA surprises with cheapest Mauritius flight prices

    SAA surprises with cheapest Mauritius flight prices South African Airways (SAA) will resume flights to Mauritius on 21 November 2021, and a basic comparison revealed that its prices are lower than its competitors. SAA said flights to Mauritius would initially operate on Wednesdays and Sundays...
  19. Jan

    The New SAA - 25% managers, 75% staff

    New SAA — 250 managers for 750 staff South African Airways (SAA) has a bloated and overpaid management team, with 250 managers overseeing only 750 staff members. National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa) national spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola said SAA staff members had their salaries cut by...
  20. Jan

    SAA staff on strike, no equity partner, and flight and support uncertainty

    SAA disaster Less than three weeks after taking to the skies again, South African Airways (SAA) is already facing a backlash from staff, cancelled flights, and support problems. Only days after launching re-launching flights on 23 September 2021, SAA made significant changes to its new...
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