It’s really not complicated. Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan knows that SAA is a dead duck, that it has been raped and pillaged by the ANC and its cohorts. Central to ANC speak is that the party must not be seen to be putting workers out of jobs, so Gordhan needs to make clear that it is not his desire for SAA to fold, throwing thousands out of work.

He needed an alternative but could not ask for more money. You see, it’s not the government’s doing, nor the government’s fault. The political art of doublespeak and grandstanding. Gordhan does it quite well, I think...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now