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SAA sale secrets could be revealed today

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 06 March 2024
Tags: #Administrative Law #Aviation Law
The details about the sale of SAA for R51 to the Takatso Consortium that Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan is desperately trying to keep secret may come out in a meeting of a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee today, depending on legal advice and whether the documents he provided warrant a closed sitting.

Ramaphosa urged to axe Gordhan over SAA sale

By Daily News Published on Friday, 01 March 2024
Tags: #Administrative Law #Aviation Law #General Legal Practice
UDM leader Bantu Holomisa wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to take action against Minister Pravin Gordhan after his ‘dramatic’ meeting with Parliament’s Public Enterprises Committee, reports TimesLIVE.

BRP to move on Mango sale

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 06 February 2024
Tags: #Aviation Law #Company Law #Insolvency Law
Sipho Sono, he business rescue practitioner (BRP) of low-cost airline Mango, says he is proceeding with selling the airline after Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan failed to meet a deadline set by the High Court to make a decision on the proposed sale as required by the Public Finance Management Act.

SIU probes SAA’s R3.4bn dodgy deals

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 22 November 2023
Tags: #Aviation Law #Business & Industry Law #Litigation
An investigation by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) of the affairs of SAA has recovered R14m and identified a further R3.4bn that has to be recouped from companies and individuals who were awarded contracts irregularly.

Cape Winelands Airport seeks approval

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 14 November 2023
Tags: #Aviation Law #Business & Industry Law #Environmental Law
The proposed redevelopment and expansion of the Cape Winelands Airport estimated to cost about R7bn has entered the next phase, with an application to the Department of Environmental Affairs & Development Planning for environmental approvals.

Plett airport upgrade on the cards

By Daily News Published on Monday, 13 November 2023
Tags: #Aviation Law #Property Law
A new plan to turn Plettenberg Bay into a regional aviation hub has got some heavyweight businessmen eyeing the crumbling runway.

SAA signs ‘damp lease’ agreement with Turkish airline

By Daily News Published on Monday, 23 October 2023
Tags: #Aviation Law
SAA has entered into a ‘damp lease’ agreement with Turkish airline SunExpress to be used during the peak summer period.

Widow wins bid to get information on fatal plane crash

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 16 August 2023
Tags: #Aviation Law #Civil Rights #Litigation
The widow of a pilot who unsuccessfully tried to obtain information on the crash that led to his death has been granted access to the information by the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria).

Pilot gets wings back

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 21 June 2023
Tags: #Aviation Law #Litigation
A seasoned pilot has his wings back after the court allowed him to take to the skies again after the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) suspended his licence for six months after he flew too close to the ground to encourage people on the landing strip to move away.

UAE President paid for R20m Bulembu airport runway

By Daily News Published on Monday, 24 April 2023
Tags: #Aviation Law
The President of the UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and his family landed in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday on a R20m runway he built with his own money, reports News24.

Air traffic services suspended over non-compliance

By Daily News Published on Friday, 31 March 2023
Tags: #Aviation Law
The SA Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has suspended certain air traffic navigation procedures at more than 10 airports due to non-compliance.

Comair confident over $83m Boeing claim

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 16 February 2023
Tags: #Aviation Law #Litigation
A lawyer wrapping up the affairs of bankrupt Comair is confident a breach-of-contract dispute with Boeing will succeed – despite a US judge ruling against LOT Poland and Smartwings in a similar claim.

Comair sues Boeing for alleged fraud

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 09 February 2023
Tags: #Aviation Law #Litigation
Shuttered South African airline Comair has sued Boeing for alleged fraud over its agreement to buy eight 737 MAX planes and is seeking damages of at least $83m (about R1.4bn).

Gordhan expected to authorise sale of Mango airline

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 29 November 2022
Tags: #Aviation Law #Business & Industry Law
Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan is expected to soon give the green light for the sale of troubled state-owned low-cost airline Mango.

Court orders seizure of R12m helicopter

By Daily News Published on Friday, 14 October 2022
Tags: #Aviation Law #Litigation
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has ordered the seizure of a multimillion-rand helicopter allegedly bought with funds stolen from a company with links to Durban property tycoon and ANC benefactor Vivian Reddy.

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