Africa: MP says if you give $10 billion to Air Zimbabwe today, they will come back for more money next year

Africa: MP says if you give $10 billion to Air Zimbabwe today, they will come back for more money next year The Member of Parliament for Mabvuku-Tafara, James Maridadi, says Zimbabwe’s parastatals are so badly run that even if you inject $10 billion into Air Zimbabwe today, it will be back asking for more money from the government next year. […]

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Aviation: SA, Chad sign Bilateral Agreement on aviation

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Aviation: SA, Chad sign Bilateral Agreement on aviation South Africa and Chad have signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) which is expected to bring opportunities that will grow the aviation industry in both countries. Transport Minister Dipuo Peters and Minister of Civil Aviation and National Meteorology of Chad Haoua Acyl Ahmat Aghabach signed the agreement in Pretoria on Friday. […]

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Africa: How Nigeria Killed Her Tourism

How Nigeria Killed Her Tourism I wonder if there is anyone in authority in Nigeria who understands the brutal counsel offered recently by Ohis Ehimiaghe, Manager of the North, West and Central Africa Region for South African Airways. Nigeria’s airports are the worst in his area of command, he told aviation journalists. In effect, Africa’s worst. By his name, Mr. […]

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Aviation: ‘Recession impacting on ground handling operations’

Ground handling firms are under stress – no thanks to the recession-the Managing Director of Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO), PLC, Mr Nobert Bielderman, has said. Bielderman, at a briefing over the weekend, said the impact of the recession was forcing operators to embark on cost-cutting initiatives to enable them keep their operations afloat, adding that the firm has to […]

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Africa: In Response to Ethiopia-Namibia flights South Africa ties up 5th freedom with Namibia

South Africa and Namibia have signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) to strengthen the already existing civil aviation relations between the two countries. Transport Minister Dipuo Peters and Namibia’s Minister of Works and Transport, Alpheus Naruseb, signed the agreement on Thursday in Pretoria. “Our air service arrangements are liberal, with our designated airlines allowed to, among others, operate an […]

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Africa: Former SAA manager Mr Ntshona appointed CEO of South Africa Tourism

Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom has welcomed the appointment of Mr Sisa Ntshona as the Chief Executive Officer of South African Tourism. The appointment has been approved by the Cabinet and was announced today by the Chairperson of the SA Tourism Board, Dr Tanya Abrahamse. Mr Ntshona has previously worked as Executive Manager for Africa and the Middle East at […]

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Aviation: Support for SAA board is vital to ensure that tourism- “the new gold” grows

Maybe I am the ultimate optimist, but I acknowledge that times of crisis are times pregnant with opportunity. The Minister of Finance announced during his Budget Speech that there is an intention to merge South African Airways and South African Express under a strengthened board. Before the Cabinet in consultation with Treasury appointed this board, it was common knowledge that […]

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Aviation: South African Airways Gets Another Bailout, SAA May Be Privatizing

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Cash-strapped South African Airways has been granted a $347 million bailout in addition to the $1.04 billion that taxpayers have already paid to keep the airline going, and it could be getting funding in the form of a strategic equity partner, Eyewitness News reported. The bailout comes with conditions that the airline cuts costs. SAA is expected to achieve financial […]

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TOURISM: Mauritius opens door to Africans for tourism and business

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Mauritius is working closely with airlines, including South African Airways, to transport more people from the African continent to experience tourism and investment on the island. The move is also intended to help people on the continent to integrate and share ideas while making Mauritius the preferred holiday destination instead of the Americas, Europe or Asia. The Director of Mauritius […]

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Aviation: Will South African Airways be liquidated soon?

The Democratic Alliance (DA) warned that South African Airways (SAA) faced “”imminent liquidation” and that the standing committee on finance needed to push forward its September 20 meeting with the airline to August 31 “before it collapses”. It followed the resignation of the national carrier’s head of the audit and risk committee, Yakhe Kwinana on Monday. Kwinana, a prominent member […]

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