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Comair awarded R1.16bn for SAA travel agents deal

The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has awarded Comair R1.16bn for anti-competitive conduct by national carrier SAA‚ Comair said yesterday, according to a TimesLIVE report. The judgment related to a case initiated by Comair against SAA 14 years ago in respect of SAA’s anti-competitive travel agent incentive schemes. Comair is the second airline to succeed in a claim against SAA concerning the national airline's anti-competitive conduct.


DA to argue Myeni re-appointment is 'irrational'

The DA's planned legal action against the Cabinet decision to re-appoint Dudu Myeni as SAA chair will be based on the argument that it was ‘wholly irrational’, notes a BDlive report. DA leader Mmusi Maimane said yesterday the party was of the ‘strong opinion that there is prima facie case to be made that Ms Myeni's re-appointment is wholly irrational, given her appalling performance as SAA board chairperson over the past four years ... overseeing the airline’s steady decline’.


SAA huge damages payout just the beginning

The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has ordered SAA to pay more than R104m plus interest to liquidated airline Nationwide for damages caused by SAA’s abuse of market dominance from 2001 to 2006. This, notes a Moneyweb report, is only the second claim of its kind in SA competition law and the first time a damages claim based on a finding by the Competition Tribunal has been litigated.


SAA ordered to pay millions in damages

The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has ordered SAA to pay more than R104m plus interest to liquidated airline Nationwide for damages caused by SAA’s abuse of market dominance from 2001 to 2006. This, notes a Moneyweb report, is only the second claim of its kind in SA competition law and the first time a damages claim based on a finding by the Competition Tribunal has been litigated.


Whistle-blower application not urgent - SAA

SAA acting CEO Musa Zwane yesterday defended the airline’s acting chief financial officer’s actions in response to whistle-blower Cynthia Stimpel’s warnings about a dodgy deal and dismissed the urgency of the suspended treasurer’s application to halt a disciplinary hearing against her. The Labour Court in Johannesburg was told Stimpel had breached SAA’s code and ethics after she leaked documents to the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) that it used to institute court action against the airline in a bid to halt the carrier’s suspect debt financing deal with BnP Capital.





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