The mess named South African Airways

The mess named South African Airways

We have shared the view before that, as a general rule, governments are better off staying out of the airlines business.  There are exceptions, but they are few and these few airlines are run, largely, on a commercial basis.  The poster children for state airline...
Bitter-sweet topsy turvy African airlines

Bitter-sweet topsy turvy African airlines

Many years ago, African airlines dominated the skies of Africa. Gross mismanagement and corruption saw the end of promising airlines like Nigeria Airways, Ghana Airways, Air Afrique, and others that connected the continent. Worried by the situation, leaders in the...

What next for SAA?

Our conversation with Joachim Vermooten, a South African-based Transport Economist and Chartered Accountant, Senior Business Rescue Practitioner, is focused on South African Airways.   We discussed the new management proposed by the state, and discuss a viable future....