It is of no ben­e­fit to keep bail­ing SAA out

The Mercury - - OPINION -

THE way SAA is drain­ing our fi­nan­cial cof­fers, it is clearly of no ben­e­fit to keep the car­rier afloat.

SAA has drained our bud­gets by R11 bil­lion in the past few years. Good money is wasted in a bad busi­ness. Why is the gov­ern­ment bail­ing out SAA? All that money could be bet­ter spent on ser­vice de­liv­ery, in­dus­tri­al­is­ing ru­ral areas and skills devel­op­ment.

Most state-owned en­ter­prises are over­staffed and ex­ec­u­tives over­paid. SAA has dug big holes in tax­pay­ers’ pock­ets. I say pri­va­tise it with con­di­tions and we will be bet­ter off with­out it in the long run.

FAROUK SALOOJEE | Rusten­burg

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