Editorial: The tiller wobbles


When Malusi Gigaba became minister of public enterprises, he told anyone who would listen he intended to keep a firm shareholder hand on the tiller.

Editorial: The tiller wobbles

Taxed to the sky

Lloyd Gedye

Durban's La Mercy Airport is at the heart of a disputed 133% increase in airport taxes, reports Lloyd Gedye.

Comair seeks tribunal order against SAA

Staff Reporter

In order to pursue a civil claim for damages in the high court, regional airline Comair is seeking an order from the Competition Tribunal declaring that an incentive scheme for travel agents that was run by South African Airways (SAA) was a prohibited practice in terms of the Competition Act.

Airline crew members make a defiant splash

Staff Reporter

A number of crew members went on a tongue-in-cheek swimming outing on Wednesday. The outing was an "act of defiance against the bizarre claim by the Labour Department that doesn't hire crew who cannot swim", said Comair spokesperson Glenda Zvenyika.

JSE weak in quiet trade, miners weigh

Tiisetso Motsoeneng

South African stocks were weaker at noon on Wednesday with miners under pressure on retreating metal prices, but the session was quiet as most traders are still away on a long weekend break. At noon, the JSE's broader all-share index was down 0,46%, with the gold and platinum mining indices down 1,47% and 1,65% respectively.

More SA flights experience technical difficulties

Staff Reporter

A flight was cancelled and another turned back when planes experienced technical difficulties on Friday. A 7.30am flight -- heading from Johannesburg to George -- was cancelled after a fault with the aircraft's public-announcement system was found, said Comair spokesperson Glenda Zvenyika.

Kulula says pilot handled oil alert 'perfectly'

Staff Reporter

Low-cost airline said on Tuesday it would know "in time" what caused the oil-pressure warning which led to a flight to Cape Town turning back to Johannesburg. "We are quite encouraged by the level of focus on safety issues in terms of domestic flights. It's a good thing," said Gidon Novick, joint CEO of Comair.

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