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Co­mair and SAA have cadet pilot train­ing pro­grammes to ad­dress trans­for­ma­tion prob­lems, but Ra­maisa says there are still not enough women and blacks. The new cadets cho­sen by SAA be­gan train­ing in May and Ra­maisa says all nine of them are women.

SAA has trained 72 cadets since 2012.

Ac­cord­ing to Co­mair, since the ini­ti­a­tion of its pro­gramme in 2000, 11 cadets have earned their com­mer­cial pilot li­cences.

Six of them are em­ployed by Co­mair as com­mer­cial pi­lots.

How­ever, the cost to train a cadet is huge. For this year, Co­mair has ac­cepted two new coloured cadets into the pro­gramme, each at a cost of R400 000.

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