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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ZA Tech Show: Episode 186 – We be wigglin’

Sam Beckbessinger is back in the driving seat this week and is joined by Nic Callegari and Ben Kelly for a discussion about Telkom’s latest financial results, Google Music, the future of radio, employment in the technology sector, flight mode on planes, and much more

CAA gives go-ahead for flight-mode phones

The SA Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has given the green light to SA Airways (SAA) to allow passengers on the airline’s flights to use their smartphones and other supported devices in “flight mode”, where the devices’ radio antennae are switched off. SAA passengers on all domestic

Duncan McLeod
The sky’s not the limit

The rules airlines impose on the use of electronic gadgetry on their aircraft are incoherent and in many cases downright silly. It is time the industry applied consistent guidelines on the use of cellphones, e-readers and tablets on their flights. I’ve been travelling extensively around