MIGRATIONS | MIGRATIONS

31-Jan-2020 to 13:12

Troubled S/African Airways cancels flights to stem expenses

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Despite a healthy injection of bail-out funds this week, the troubled South African Airways (SAA) on Friday announced that it was cancelling at least 48 flights in February as a cost-cutting measure.

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30-Jan-2020 to 14:28

S/African Airways rescue plan a waste of money – Opposition

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — The embattled South African Airways has no chance of being rescued from its current liquidity and mismanagement problems, the country’s main opposition party said on Thursday.

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29-Jan-2020 to 13:42

Bank funds S/African Airways to get it off ground

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Cash-strapped South African Airways (SAA) is breathing a huge sigh of relief on Wednesday following a US$233 million emergency funding from the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) to get the grounded airline back into the air.

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24-Jan-2020 to 18:56

Botswana restricts travel to China over Coronavirus fears

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana has advised its citizens who intend to travel to China and other Asian countries to consider rescheduling their trips if possible following an outbreak of Coronavirus, APA can reveal here Friday.

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21-Jan-2020 to 13:28

Grounded flights revive retrenchment fears at S/Africa’s troubled airline

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Despite having assurances that South African Airways (SAA) would soon receive the much-needed US$133 million cash injection to keep it afloat, workers at the airline are jittery about the prospects of retrenchments still loom among the workers at the airline, a union official said on Tuesday.

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21-Jan-2020 to 13:19

S/African Airways grounds flights, no funding

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Cash-strapped South African Airways’ (SAA) lack of liquidity has brought the airline to its knees, forcing the flag carrier to cancel 19 domestic and international flights, SAA spokesman Tlali Tlali said on Tuesday.

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16-Jan-2020 to 00:00

Gambia: The "backway" returnee nursing a different dream

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — The prospect of succeeding at home is hard to fathom if you ask thousands of young Gambians who stubbornly cling on to the worldview about Europe as the land of hope and honey, in spite of what anybody else might think.

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