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SAA 2.0 hopes to start lean and grow from next year

Draft agreement document spells out that R1.5-billion will be needed to fund severance packages for 2 400 of the airline’s employees

SKA could add time to flight path

The aviation sector is worried that rules about the radio spectrum in the skies above the project could affect the Jo’burg to Cape Town route

Ethiopian Airlines ‘has flown’ black boxes of crashed Boeing to Paris

Ethiopian Airlines said Thursday that the black box flight recorders from the Boeing 737 MAX 8 that crashed have been flown to Paris for analysis.

US bans laptops, tablets on flights from Turkey and Arab world

Senior US officials told reporters that nine airlines from eight countries had been told to ban any device bigger than a cellphone or smartphone

The aviation authority says a drone licence isn’t onerous. What about hidden charges?

A flight training course costs up to R28 500 while setting up a commercial operation can amount to R80 000.

Think African jets are flying coffins? These numbers will prove you wrong

Carriers in the region have generally taken home a poor safety report card. Don't write them off yet: there is real hope for the $70-billion industry.

Chinese cadets take to sunny skies and braais

Aviation is booming in China, but there aren't many places to train. So, hello Oudtshoorn.

Reach for the sky: How aviation can help Africa soar

Liberalised air transport regulations on the continent would lead to lower prices, more jobs and stronger economic growth, a study has found.

Tech agency ‘crashed’ aviation firm

Adept Airmotive says it is being stripped for parts by the same state agency that left it high and dry.

Next generation Airbus takes to the skies

Thousands of people have gathered at Airbus's Toulouse campus to watch the first flight of the aircraft manufacturer's A350.

Solar-powered plane lands after aviation ‘milestone’ flight

A solar-powered aeroplane has landed in Phoenix after a flight from California that included several hours in the air after sundown.

Taxi council changes its flight plans

When big airline operators are losing money it is no wonder that the smaller guys are cautious writes <strong>Phillip de Wet</strong>.

We can act now, or wait for nature to simplify the system

As the bank crisis and now the volcano shows, the world needs simpler, less inter-connected societies -- and fast.

Home is where the hangar is

First there were security estates, then golf estates, then polo estates and more recently farm estates.

Flying in face of adversity

The charter industry is in decline but the rich can still afford private planes

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

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The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

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