Dear SA Ex­press

Indwe - - Your Letters -

I boarded the early-morn­ing flight from Cape Town to Port El­iz­a­beth re­cently. With the re­cent me­dia cov­er­age about SA Ex­press’ dras­tic turn­around strat­egy, I was in­trigued when I over­heard two of the flight at­ten­dants– while go­ing about their du­ties –en­thu­si­as­ti­cally dis­cussing the one at­ten­dant’s up­com­ing move to a new house.

I could not help but won­der how the pro­posed changes at SA Ex­press would af­fect their lives and those of their fam­i­lies. And with the fresh mem­ory of hav­ing to issue 90 % of our own com­pany’s staff com­ple­ment with re­trench­ment no­tices the pre­vi­ous day, my heart felt some of the emo­tions of what I be­lieve they cur­rently feel in these un­cer­tain times.

Look­ing through the win­dow to­wards the east, I saw the ris­ing sun. It gave me hope for the new era dawn­ing, and I knew that, be­cause we South Africans have such a unique spirit, we shall stand up and fight. We shall not be de­feated. Al­though dif­fi­cult, we shall over­come. And one day not too long from now, I shall fly again on our beloved SA Ex­press to­gether with my chil­dren, and do so with pride.


Brother in Arms

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