New SAA CEO to be appointed soon

The appointment of a new CEO at SAA will soon be finalised, or so said Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in a recent letter to Baleka Mbete, the Speaker of the National Assembly, wherein he also sought permission to delay the tabling of SAA's corporate plan.

According to the letter, the CEO appointment process should be concluded by 31 March, while the financial year plan for 2017/2018 should be finished in part by end March, and in full by end July.

The lack of a permanent CEO has been pegged as a contributing factor to the instability of the airline. Indeed, Gordhan seems to think that a permanent CEO is necessary for the formulation of the airline's corporate plan for the coming three years. Musa Zwane has been acting CEO since November 2015.