Gidon Novick, one of the people trusted with getting SAA back in the skies, is prepared to face criticism of the airline’s new ownership. “There will always be detractors. You can’t make everybody happy,” he says on a phone call with the Mail & Guardian on Sunday.
Days before, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhanannounced that the government has relinquished its majority shareholding in SAA.
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