Former NPA boss now at SAA
Vusi Pikoli, former National Director of Public Prosecutions at the NPA and current advisor to the minister of state security, stepped in as Chief Risk and Compliance Officer on 1 February.
Airbus Little Engineer launched in Botswana
The Airbus Foundation, together with its partners – The Little Engineer and Dare to Dream – has launched the Airbus Little Engineer robotics programme in Botswana. The goal of the initiative is to encourage learners to understand and embrace technology, and ignite passion that could grow into an exciting career in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). During its first year, the programme aims to reach at least 1,080 ten to sixteen year olds from urban and rural areas across the southern African country.
SAA has R20 billion deficit gets another bailout.
South African Airways (SAA) was given a further R6.2 billion debt guarantee in the 2019 budget by Minister Tito Mbomweni, which, added to the R5 billion it received in October 2018, brings to R11.2 billion that the ailing national carrier has received from a struggling economy in just five months. This comes with the requirement that a chief reorganisation officer must be appointed in concurrence with the National Treasury and its bondholders.