Carol Paton Editor at large

The liquidation of state-owned airline SA Express took several interesting turns on Tuesday when the high court granted a three-month extension to liquidators, and two unions revealed they have secured an investor from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that is interested in the business.

While the two developments are not directly related, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) said they welcome the court’s extension as this will provide more time for the investor to interact with the government.

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