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Media release: Mboweni: invest in loss-making SAA or in taxis and trains for working people?

 25 Feb 19
South African Airways’ (SAA) days are numbered if Mboweni gets his way. Yet, he has allocated a further R6bn in state guarantees to the bankrupt national airline in the 2019 budget.…

A Panacea for SAA?

 31 Jan 19
Yes - there is a panacea for South African Airways’ (SAA) woes. One that will end taxpayer bailouts and satisfy politicians’ silly desire to keep the flag flying and retain our national pride. But – and it is a big but – it will take courage.…

Boycott South African Airways (SAA). Here’s why

18 Dec 18   Leon Louw
It is your patriotic duty to do so. If you are unpatriotic, it is your ethical duty. If you are unethical, it is your familial duty. If you have no family, it is your selfish duty. If you are a selfless hermit, fly SAA.…

SAA – more of the same mistakes promises more of the same hardships

21 Nov 18   James Peron
There is a humorous saying: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”…

Media release: Mboweni – R 5 bn bailout for SAA? Maybe! Out of his hands now

08 Nov 18  
Not only is new finance minister Tito Mboweni the first ANC politician to propose that SAA should be closed down, he is also the first to repeat the Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) rallying cry that subsidising SAA harms the poorest in society.…

Another unforeseen payout to SAA?

21 Sep 18   Jasson Urbach
With South African Airways (SAA) back under the magnifying glass for its alleged anti-competitive behaviour will the SA treasury also again be called upon to use taxpayers’ money to assist the ailing national carrier with its turn-around strategy?SAA has already been found guilty of abusing its dominant position. In July…

African Excellence: Ethiopian Airlines leads the way

11 Sep 18   Chris Hattingh
Ethiopian Airlines stands as a bastion of success above an African landscape of failed state-owned entities.…

SAA must be euthanised to put us out of our misery

07 Sep 18   Ivo Vegter
South Africa does not need a national flag carrier to carry jet-setters and politicians.…

Media release: SAA & SAX merger – two losses don’t make a profit

27 Aug 18  
Is the proposed merger between loss making South African Airways (SAA) and SA Express (SAX) a marriage made in hell brokered by SA banks?…

Media release: Banks need to justify to the poor why they are bailing out SAA

18 Jul 18   FMF Media Release
The recent announcement by minister Pravin Gordhan that, at the request of state owned enterprises (SOEs), the banks will “help” SOEs with more funding and additional unspecified assistance, raises serious questions.…

Media release: SAA myths being peddled to delay the inevitable closure

09 Jul 18  
Three myths are taking hold in the media and among other commentators as to why SAA cannot be closed down.…

Do SA a favour: Close down SAA and pay all staff one year’s retrenchment package. Bargain!

28 Jun 18   Temba A Nolutshungu
There is much hype and little logic in the hysteria surrounding what to do with SAA. A national asset? A flag carrier?…

Open skies over South Africa

27 Jun 18   Chris Hattingh
Israel approved the ‘Open Skies’ agreement with the European Union in 2013. The goals were to increase the number of foreign airlines operating in the country, expand the number of routes served, lower fares and stimulate tourism.…