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Just days after getting a R5bn bail-out from National Treasury‚ it is being reported that South African Airways (SAA) is spending millions on executives and consulting firms. Recently appointed CEO Vuyani Jarana said increased spending was needed to address a skills shortage at the airline‚ according to a report in the Mail & Guardian on Friday. The newspaper reported that there had been seven "expensive new appointments"‚ some executive positions had been upgraded and that R25m was being paid to Deutsche Bank to help restructure the airline’s debt. "This is at a time when the airline‚ which reported losses of R5.6bn in the 2016-17 financial year‚ has shed a staggering R3.8bn in revenue by cutting several domestic and international routes‚ and is paying for at least 50 pilots and cabin crew who have no work to do‚" the newspaper reported. Some of the staff were reportedly being paid salaries of between R4.2m and R6m a year. The spending was a direct contradiction to Eskom‚ which is ...

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