A group of investors behind the deal to buy a controlling stake in SAA has regulatory approval to get it over the line, taking one of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s biggest privatisation drives a step closer to completion.

The Competition Tribunal, which adjudicates on antitrust matters brought to it by the Competition Commission, said the Takatso Consortium has the go-ahead to buy 51% of SAA on condition that it does not cut jobs and that minority shareholders sell their 20% stake in Takatso...

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