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.