What if we just shut down SAA?
SAA is one of the oldest airlines around, having begun life with just 40 staff and the first multi-engine aircraft in the world in 1934. But the airline hasn’t made a profit in seven years, while it continues guzzling money from taxpayers who are getting sick of bailing it out. It is time to ask, as Tito Mboweni did, if it should just be closed down. How bad would that really be?
17 January 2019 - 05:00