20-Mar-2020 to 14:50

S/African Airways suspends int’l flights until May

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Cash-strapped South African Airways (SAA) on Friday announced the suspension of all international flights until the end of May, citing worldwide low demand for its travel services due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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16-Mar-2020 to 14:02

Coronavirus: S/Africa closes border crossing points with Botswana

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana Unified Revenue Service on Monday confirmed that least 12 borders that the country shares with neighbouring coronavirus-hit South Africa have been closed.

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10-Mar-2020 to 11:58

Troubled S/African Airways gives notice of possible job losses

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — The cash-strapped South African Airways (SAA) plans to retrench nearly 5,000 workers as part of a restructuring exercise to return the loss-making government-run airline to profitability, unions confirmed on Tuesday.

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14-Feb-2020 to 09:41

Botswana NGO slams forced repatriation of Zimbabwe refugees

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Rights group Botswana Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) on Friday expressed concern over reports that President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s government plans to forcibly repatriate Zimbabwean refugees next week.

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07-Feb-2020 to 12:54

Shut down S/Africa Airways – Opposition

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — The main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Friday called on the government to shut down the loss-making South African Airways (SAA) following the latter’s move to cut 11 flights as part of its cost-cutting measures.

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07-Feb-2020 to 12:16

161 Nigerians repatriated from Libya

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received 161 distressed Nigerians who were repatriated from Libya aboard an Al Buraq Air Boeing 737 aircraft with flight number UZ 189 and registration number 5A-DMG.

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06-Feb-2020 to 14:01

S/Africa: Another state-owned airline to undergo bankruptcy protection

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — State-owned airline, South African Express, should undergo a bankruptcy protection process while it tries to get its operations back on track, the Johannesburg High Court ruled on Thursday.

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