Don’t worry, taxpayers, you’re not funding another flight risk

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Don’t worry, taxpayers, you’re not funding another flight risk

You’re investing in a new, viable, sustainable, competitive national airline ... and pigs might fly

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Just two weeks ago, the Treasury was adamant: there would be no more bailouts for SAA.

On Thursday, however, it seemed that things had changed somewhat, as officials in the department of public enterprises (DPE) joyfully confirmed that another R10bn would be shovelled down the roaring, whooshing airline toilet that is SA’s national carrier.

As screeching turnarounds went, it wasn’t particularly shocking. Our so-called government, after all, is no stranger to saying one thing and then doing another, or saying something while doing nothing, or saying nothing while doing nothing. ..

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