Five top South African Airways “personnel” will be given R10,500-a-day bodyguards as the airline prepares to announce massive job cuts. A two-year deal with security company Control Risks will cost the airline — which lost R5.6-billion in the 2017 financial year — up to R35-million. It is also spending tens of millions on restructuring. The bodyguard deal with Control Risks, which was implemented on March 1, was negotiated outside normal procurement processes by new SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana.
Struggling SAA spends R35m on bodyguards for five key personnel 'Unpopular news' on restructure prompts airline to take steps 18 March 2018 - 00:01 By SABELO SKITI Broke flag carrier SAA is splurging up to R35-million on bodyguards for five "key personnel" in anticipation of an unpopular announcement from the airline that it intends to make "significant" staff cuts.
Battle-scarred South African Airways (SAA) has launched a damage-control exercise after it suspended two executives‚ including chief financial officer (CFO) Phumeza Nhantsi‚ who is said to have had a very close relationship with the banks. Officials from the state-owned airline will soon meet creditors and its shareholders to explain its decision to suspend Nhantsi and CEO of SAA subsidiary SAA Technical Musa Zwane.
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