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SAA bans charging of Note 7 on all flights

South African Airways has banned the charging of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on board all its aircraft effective from Saturday, amid battery explosion reports. “South African Airways has taken a decision to prohibit the charging

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SA the big loser as Zuma goes for broke

Stung by his ruling party’s worst electoral performance since the end of apartheid, President Jacob Zuma is going for broke in a battle to maintain his grip on power. The first casualties have been the rand and

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SAA warned it must start making money

Struggling national carrier South African Airways needs to reduce its losses and start making money, deputy minister of finance Mcebisi Jonas said on Wednesday. ”We expect more from the company and its leadership in this area

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Who would want to buy SAA, Eskom?

Although nothing was said directly in the 2016 budget about the privatisation of state-owned enterprises, “something is coming”, according to economist JP Landman. At the same time, he said common sense seems to indicate that

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SAA hits out at ‘insinuation’ over New Age

South African Airways (SAA) said the Democratic Alliance’s “insinuation” of political interference over its New Age spend is “deeply concerning”. SAA spokesman Tlali Tlali said on Monday that the airline has

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Eskom, Post Office woes soon over: Ramaphosa

Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday that his attempts to improve the efficiency of South Africa’s state-owned entities are not an attempt to get more votes in the 2016 local government

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Crises tearing the Post Office apart

South Africa’s failing Post Office has lurched from crisis to crisis in recent years – and there appears to be no end in sight to the malaise. A much-vaunted turnaround strategy, which was supposed to be

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New spin doctor for Telkom

Telkom has appointed communications expert Jacqui O’Sullivan as its managing executive for group communication and public relations, replacing Praveen Naidoo, who is leaving the telecommunications operator. O’Sullivan, who has

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Gigaba wants super ministry for growth

Public enterprises minister Malusi Gigaba wants all parastatals to be brought under his department to drive economic growth, he told the Sunday Times at the weekend. His department currently controlled eight parastatals, including SAA, Transnet, Eskom and Denel. With the exception of Broadband Infraco