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Myeni under pressure to explain SAA deal switch

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 25 February 2020
Tags: #Aviation Law #Litigation
Former SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni has struggled to explain why she disregarded a previous board decision and instruction from the Finance Minister to sign a leasing deal with Airbus in 2015 and instead tried to alter the agreement without board approval, says a Daily Maverick report.

SAA judgment labelled 'a travesty of justice'

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 17 February 2020
Tags: #Aviation Law #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
A Labour Court judgment, which on Friday dismissed an application to compel SAA to consult employees pending retrenchments was a ‘travesty of justice’, according to Numsa, which, together with the Sacca, failed to force the employer to begin consultations as required by the LRA.

Another SA Express matter in SCA today

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 17 February 2020
Tags: #Aviation Law #Litigation
With the dust from its failed bid to avoid business rescue barely settled, SA Express (SAX) is already gearing up for another legal battle – this time over more than R4.7m which global baggage services company Bagport says it is owed by the ailing state-owned airline.

Myeni still absent during damning evidence

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 13 February 2020
Tags: #Aviation Law #Business & Industry Law #Litigation
More damning evidence continues to pile up against embattled former SAA board chairperson Dudu Myeni in the North Gauteng High Court (Pretoria), where Outa and the SAA Pilots Association want her to be declared a delinquent director.

Firm appointed to run Wonderboom Airport suspended

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 13 February 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Aviation Law #Litigation
The appointment of Ntiyiso Consulting as a transactional adviser to Wonderboom Airport by the City of Tshwane, has been suspended.

SA Express to appeal business rescue judgment

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 07 February 2020
Tags: #Aviation Law #Insolvency Law #Litigation
SA Express, which was ordered yesterday by the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) to go under business rescue for failing to settle its debt of R11m to global logistics firm Ziegler SA, is to appeal the ruling.

Airlink seeks R700m owed by SAA

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 03 February 2020
Tags: #Aviation Law #Insolvency Law #Litigation
Regional airliner SA Airlink is heading to court to get permission for litigation against SAA under business rescue, according to Rapport.

Judgment reserved on SA Express business rescue

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Tags: #Aviation Law #Insolvency Law #Litigation
The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has reserved judgment in an application brought by a private logistics company for SA Express to be placed in business rescue over unpaid debt, notes a Fin24 report.

SA Airlink objects to new routes for SA Express

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Tags: #Aviation Law #Litigation
SA Airlink has turned to the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) in an urgent bid to halt SA Express from embarking on additional routes into Africa.

CemAir bid to overturn grounding notice fails

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 25 January 2019
Tags: #Aviation Law #Litigation
CemAir's urgent application to overturn the Aviation Authority's latest suspension and grounding notice has been dismissed with costs in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg), the regulator said yesterday, according to a Fin24 report. Cemair had been suspended late in 2018, and again early in January 2019 while the authority conducted a full audit of the airline.

Gigaba develops fresh angle to save his job

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 16 April 2018
Tags: #Aviation Law #Litigation
Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba is planning to go to the Constitutional Court to fight the Oppenheimers in a legal matter that a City Press report says threatens his Cabinet position. Gigaba has so far lost battles with Fireblade Aviation, owned by the wealthy Oppenheimer family, with the courts agreeing with Fireblade that Gigaba granted it approval for a private terminal at OR Tambo International Airport.

Gupta jet handed over for storage

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 16 April 2018
Tags: #Aviation Law #Litigation
The Guptas have returned their Bombardier jet to SA after the Canadian bank that financed the aircraft asked the court to hold them in contempt for failing to deliver the aircraft on time. The jet registered as ZS-OAK flew from Dubai on Friday and landed at Lanseria Airport.

Union pushes ahead with SAA business rescue bid

Trade union Solidarity’s officially announced yesterday it would apply to the High Court for an order to place SAA in a business rescue process under the Companies Act, notes a Business Day report. Earlier this week it invited Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene to join its application.

Gigaba's Fireblade appeal rejected by SCA

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 29 March 2018
Tags: #Aviation Law #Litigation
Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba's bid to overturn a High Court judgment that found he had lied under oath in his legal battle with the Oppenheimer family failed in the SCA yesterday when the court dismissed his application for leave to appeal, saying there was no reasonable prospect of success, notes a BusinessLIVE report.

Gupta jet must be grounded at Lanseria

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Tags: #Aviation Law #Litigation
The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has ruled that a Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft which the Gupta family was leasing, must be handed over to the applicants and stored at Lanseria airport. The court also ruled that the family and its companies were interdicted and restrained from using the aircraft.

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