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South African Airways Receives Government Bailout Package

South African Airways (SAA) has once again been saved from collapse after the airline received funding of 3.5 billion South African Rands ($239 million USD) from a state-owned bank. The team overseeing the rescue package, the Business Rescue Practitioners declared: “We can confirm that the Development Bank of South Africa has committed 3.5 billion Rands ($239 million USD) in funding to South African Airways. After receiving funding, SAA will begin restructuring its operations aiming to become more efficient. This will…

South African Airways’ Survival In Jeopardy As Strikes Force Flight…

In the wake of the announcement earlier this week that one-fifth of South African Airways’ (SAA) employees may lose their jobs due to restructuring of the airline, two union groups have confirmed that planned strike action would still go ahead on Friday. As a result, SAA has cancelled nearly all…

Logo Lineage Part 4: Revolutionary Rebrandings on the African Continent

For businesses across the world, branding plays a crucial role in public perception and airlines are no different. One of the most prominent pieces of an airline’s brand is its logo, as it often appears on a wide range of items including aircraft, seats, food, advertisements and more. In this…

South African Mulling Asset Sale to Stay Afloat

South African Airways is yet again looking for help as the airline attempts to get out of its financial hell hole from years of being unprofitable. The carrier, who has taken numerous government cash injections to stay afloat, is currently on what they call the “2021 Path to Profit” in…