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SA Airways (SAA) is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2009 with the promise that this will be a "memorable year". It's already that, but not in the way the airline intended. Alleged drug smuggling, a strike, a CEO under investigation for alleged mismanagement, financial stress - these are not highlights SAA wants to feature in its birthday album. SA Airways (SAA) is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2009 with the promise that this will be a "memorable year". It's already that, but not in the way the airline intended. Alleged drug smuggling, a strike, a CEO under investigation for alleged mismanagement, financial stress - these are not highlights SAA wants to feature in its birthday album.Parliament's portfolio committee got its chance last week to quiz the airline on its performance. SAA acting CEO Chris Smyth sought to emphasise that the battle against drug smuggling was not fought by SAA alone. He received unexpected support from the United Nations, which stated it was a pr...

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