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London, UK, June 07, 2019

SAA leadership strengthened with new appointments

The Board of South African Airways (SAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Zuks Ramasia as the Acting Chief Executive Officer for SAA as of Monday, 10 June 2019. 
•    Ramasia, who is currently General Manager for Operations, is an experienced executive with extensive aviation background. Ramasia will be supported by experienced executive committee members including Mr Peter Davies, the Chief Restructuring Officer, and Mr Deon Fredericks, the Chief Financial Officer. 
•    As a consequence of the change in leadership, Mr Vuyani Jarana will no longer serve as CEO, but will avail himself to provide transitional support to the Board and Management, when required, for the duration of his notice period.
•    The Board is  in ongoing discussions with the Department of Public Enterprises, National Treasury, and financial institutions with respect to  putting in place a financial structure appropriate to supporting the long-term sustainability of the company. 
Ms Zuks Ramasia was part of a SAA senior delegation who recently flew in from Johannesburg to London to meet with the UK trade and key stakeholders.  The trip included a visit to South Africa House in London, featuring engagements with Ms Nomatemba Tambo, Her Excellency the High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ms Pumela Salela, Country Head, Brand South Africa. 
Pictured (Left to Right) Ms Zuks Ramasia, Mr Ben Leon, Ms Vuyi Raseroka, Mr Vuyani Jarana, Ms Pumela Salela, Mr Jon Danks, Mr Michael Bentele.


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