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Media release: State-owned airline SA Express breaks the law in refusing to answer FMF PAIA request

 09 Jul 19
State-owned airline South African Express (SAX) is in breach of the law and has shown itself to be unwilling to be a productive part of our constitutional democracy by failing to respond to a PAIA request made under the Promotion of Access to Informa…

SAA’s Jarana hits ejector button

 05 Jun 19
South African Airways’ sometimes-controversial CEO, Vuyani Jarana, has resigned.…

Media release: SAA Financial Chaos: FMF submits PAIA applications re SAA and SAX overdue financial statements

04 Jun 19   FMF Media Release
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) is submitting PAIA applications to enable the public to understand the true extent of the financial chaos that exists within South African Airways (SAA) and SA Express (SAX).…

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

25 Feb 19   FMF Media Release
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.…

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.…

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?…

The sad story of SA Express: Time to ground it permanently

22 Aug 18   Chris Hattingh
It remains a mystery as to why SA Express (SAX) still exists and why the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) reinstated its air operator certificate (AOC).…