SAA needs more support from government to stay alive - CEO

Jamie McKane

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SAA needs more support from government to stay alive - CEO

In an interview with the City Press, SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana said that the struggling state-owned airline requires bold action from the government in order for its turnaround plan to succeed.

Jarana said that while the government support and a R5-billion bailout have helped, a bold stance is required to make the airline work.
 

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They just got R5 Billion rand the other day.
How long is a piece of string .
Close SAA along with the SABC.
Wont be missed at all.
Privatizing is never an option for these clowns as the trough will dry up and CADRE jobs will disappear.
 
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Apart from the factual statement "struggling state-owned airline", everything else said by the SAA CEO is wishful thinking IMO...
 

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Government has no other option but to pour that money into the SAA. Just hoping for them they can keep this up without having paying grants becoming an issue at a later stage.
 

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What happened to trying to make things on your own ? Just coz you a SOE does not mean GVT has to get involved. It actually means that you should do you job and not need GVT's help. But alas we know how that's been working...

Eish what a mess!
 

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About 40 Million south African citizens also need governments support.
 

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About 40 Million south African citizens also need governments support.
Just like SAA people should try to be less dependent on Government. South Africans have the misconception that the government must prove for them. The less dependent you are on Government the better of you will be.
 
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Close SAA along with the SABC.
Closing SAA is simply not an option. It would bring this country to its knees very quickly. Privatisation is also not a viable option at this stage. We're stuck with SAA and its woes for the foreseeable future.
 
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