South Africa Reappoints Myeni As SAA Chair

September 2, 2016

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The South African cabinet announced the reappointment of Duduzile Cynthia Myeni as chair of South African Airways for a further year.

Eleven new non-executive directors were also appointed for three year terms starting from September 1, 2016.

“The new full-strength Board brings a wealth of skills and expertise, making them well positioned to oversee the turnaround of the airline,” said a statement from cabinet.

Dudu Myeni’s tenure at SAA has been the subject of controversy over her relationship with South African President Jacob Zuma.

There was further controversy last year over an SAA contract with Airbus for A330s.

The appointment of the new board means a ZAR5 billion rand (USD$350 million) loan guarantee can now be released and the airline will now be able to file its annual financial results.

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