Government’s plan for a new SA Airways (SAA) to emerge from the ashes could entail bringing on strategic equity partners to help the ailing airline.

In a statement on Friday responding to questions from Business Times, Kgathatso Tlhakudi, acting director-general in the public enterprises department, said: “We are open to the participation of strategic equity partners with regard to some of our SOEs [state-owned enterprises], including our airlines...

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