Carol Paton Editor at Large

Two flamboyant personalities are in the running to buy state-owned airline SA Express, now in provisional liquidation.

Bids for the company closed on Friday with offers from Theunis Crous, founder of Fly Modern Ark aircraft leasing company, and Tabz Qadir, founder of Uprise. Africa, a “crowdfunding, private-equity platform” that has teamed up with a group of former employees.

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