No hope of resurrecting this dead duck and making it fly
There is no experienced CEO or management team in their right minds who want to or will take on this mess, “Pilots threaten SAA flight plan” (April 11). It’s a dead airline on life support.
The pilots also know this, and that is why they cannot and should not accept these egregious terms and conditions.
Why should they settle for half, and over three years?
The government and minister must accept responsibility for what happened at SAA under their direct watch. Teresa Settas, on BusinessLIVE
“Business rescue” is just a politically convenient euphemism for this dead duck. It was killed by the cadres some time ago. Time to face reality. Peter Vlietstra, on BusinessLIVE
Where corruption is the norm
The article “AG calls for civil service shake-up” (Newsmaker, April 11) refers. In a recent newsletter, my local municipality in the Western Cape boasted the fifth clean, unqualified audit report. It praised itself with the statement that the result was a “truly remarkable achievement”.
Er … no, it is not. Only in a South African context can we expect clean local government to be remarkable.
A clean audit simply means that staff are doing their job, as they should.
Jim Findlay, on BusinessLIVE
Think outside the potato box
If potatoes were grown aeroponically, would that cut costs (combined with renewable energy) and reduce dependency on water, “Have spud farmers had their chips?” (April 11)?
The initial capital costs would be high, but the flexibility that comes with this modern farming method is that you can grow potatoes even in [a city centre]. Additionally, considering that we are expecting a surplus, is the use of potatoes for biofuel now feasible?
Finally, I’m surprised we celebrate French fries but have not launched our own brand of slap chips.