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Why Ramaphosa’s decision on SAA was brave and decisive

Columns 8 months ago

SAA has been likened to a sick person who has been refused proper medical help for a long time.


10 Dec 2019
PREMIUM!
Why Ramaphosa’s decision on SAA was brave and decisive

SAA planes at OR Tambo International Airport, 14 November 2019. Picture: Neil McCartney

In a move reminiscent of the Zuma administration, a statement released close to midnight this past week notified the country that South African Airways (SAA) has been put into business rescue. President Cyril Ramaphosa has done a lot to move away from these kind of midnight shenanigans that were clearly designed to give the country, and especially print media, no time to carry the breaking news as most of them would have gone to print by midnight. Clearly, this “hiding in plain sight” move by the previous administration was for devious reasons. But in the case of SAA, the president...

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