When SAA went into business rescue it was generally greeted with expressions in the online aviation community along the lines of “finally, SAA and [public enterprises minister] Pravin Gordhan have come to their senses and done what should have been done years ago”. 

Everyone was apparently an expert when it came to SAA. The business-rescue practitioners (BRPs) were seen as the sort of heroes who don’t wear capes. Any questioning of their activities and whether they were following the law was greeted with a bombardment of abuse and ad-hominem attacks that so often characterise social media. ..

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