Future of SA Express uncertain

Embattled state-owned airline SA Express was placed under business rescue earlier this year after a service provider failed to receive payments.


JOHANNESBURG - The two business rescue practitioners responsible for SA Express have filed an urgent court application to liquidate the airline.

The decision to apply for liquidation comes after numerous attempts to secure funding.

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Over 600 staff members have still not been paid and the practitioners say there is no hope left for the airline.

The Business Rescue Practitioners have accused the Department of Public Enterprises of interfering and "purposefully blocking them out".

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SA Express has also asked the UIF Covid-19 benefit fund for salaries of the over 600 workers employed by the airline.