Up, up ... and away: corruption-riddled SAA was once a source of pride

With a history that is book-ended by the Nazi sympathisers present at its birth and the allegations of corruption killing it slowly and painfully, SAA was nonetheless once a source of national pride, thrilling exploits and tragedy on a grand scale

10 May 2020 - 00:00
By Paul Ash

“How can it be said there is no money in aviation?” asked US aviation pioneer Jimmy Doolittle. “That’s where I left all of mine.” SA’s taxpayers, confronted yet again with South African Airways’ licked-clean begging bowl, might agree.

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