SA GOVERNMENT IN SAA FUNDING NO SHOW

A day after announcing the resumption of international flights to South Africa, the South African Airways Business Rescue Practitioners have announced that the required R10b funding from the government has not been availed. A notice released by the practitioner said: “The BRPs hereby advises affected persons that the anticipated funding has not been received by the Company in accordance with the commitment from Government to provide funding for the restricting of the Company and the

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SOUTH AFRICA TO RESUME INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS IN EARLY 4TH QUARTER

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the easing of lockdown regulations in South Africa. During a televised address to the nation, President Ramaphosa said “Following consultations with provincial and local government representatives, and drawing on the advice of scientists and engagements with various stakeholders, Cabinet decided this morning that the country should move to alert level 1”. Ramaphosa added “The move to alert level 1 will take effect from midnight on Sunday 20 September

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ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES INTERESTED IN SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS 2.0

Africa’s aviation power house Ethiopian Airlines is interested in a stake of struggling rival South African Airways. Speaking to the Reuters news agency, Ethiopian Airlines Chief Executive Officer Tewolde Gebremariam confirmed the airline has made contact with the South African officials over a possible stake in the airline. “Some discussion is taking place between Ethiopian Airlines (ET) and the South Africa Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), but it is a very initial level and part

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NIGERIA RESUMES INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS WITH NOTABLE ABSENTEES

Africa’s most populous country Nigeria has effective 5 September resumed international flights. Only two airports are currently permitted to offer international service as the country reopens in a phased manner. “Glad to announce the resumption of international flights from the 29th of August, 2020. Beginning with Lagos and Abuja as we did with the domestic flight resumption. Protocols and procedures will be announced in due course. We thank you for your patience.” Nigerian Aviation Minister

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NIGERIA TO RESUME INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS FROM 29 AUGUST

Africa’s most populous country Nigeria, will resume international flights from 29 August 2020. Nigerian Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika announced this development through his Twitter feed, “Glad to announce the resumption of international flights from the 29th of August, 2020. Beginning with Lagos and Abuja as we did with the domestic flight resumption. Protocols and procedures will be announced in due course. We thank you for your patience.” International flights were suspended on the 23rd of

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