The government should be focused on the aviation industry, rather than just SAA, as it considers forking out scarce funds for the embattled airline, says Wits academic Michael Sachs, the former head of the budget office in the Treasury.

Speaking on Political Currency with Tim Modise, Sachs said SA needed a vibrant aviation sector, and while bailouts globally for the industry were not unusual, the government was unfortunately focused on bailouts for SAA.

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