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SA Express appoints new Company Secretary and General Manager for Legal, Risk and Compliance

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Bongani Mathebula as the new Company Secretary and Ms Merriam Chueu as the new General Manager for Legal, Risk and Compliance at SA Express. In these capacities, the two ladies will join the Company’s Executive Committee whilst Ms Mathebula will assist the Board of Directors of [...]

SA Express to Fly Orange CHAN 2014 Flag

With the signing of a comprehensive agreement between the Local Organising Committee and SA Express preparations for the Orange African Nations Championship, SOUTH AFRICA 2014, taking place from 11 January to 1 February, have moved one gear up. With this milestone, SA Express becomes the National Supporter and the exclusive carrier of choice for CHAN [...]

SAX opens its heart to Richards Bay disabled children

SA Express SOC (SAX) today announced that it has bought and donated sixteen wheelchairs to disabled children from Richards Bay and the greater part of Zululand. The donation, forming part of SAX’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programmes, was made to Inkosi Community Project, a non-governmental community development initiative operating in the Mhlathuze locality. The donation [...]

Why this time is different

It would be churlish to dismiss Nicky Smith’s piece, “Who will pay for SA Express’ new fleet” (Business Day, October 24 2013); the article raises important questions that SA Express (SAX)’s Shareholders, ultimately all South Africans, deserve answers. It is true that the airline is emerging from a turbulent and painful past. South Africans have [...]

SA Express launches new routes

1 November 2013 Issued by: SA Express   SA Express launches new routes SA Express is pleased to announce the launch today of  new routes between Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg, Johannesburg and Nelspruit, Cape Town and George as part of its growth strategy of expanding operations into new untapped markets in and around South Africa. The [...]

SA Express posts a profit at the Annual General Meeting

    Despite the tough global macroeconomic environment, SA Express announced a net profit on the audited 2013 financial results at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the airline’s headquarters in Johannesburg today. This past financial year, SA Express has made a significant turnaround by posting at net profit of R650k as compared with [...]

Address by the Minister of Public Enterprises, Mr. Malusi Gigaba MP, during the briefing to the Public Enterprises Portfolio Committee on the SAA Long-Term Turnaround Strategy in the National Assembly, Cape Town, on 10 September 2013

  1.      INTRODUCTION   It is my privilege today to address this august meeting on a matter so important that you have patiently waited for so long. I wish to thank you all for your patience while we worked on this and the day has come that we should table it before you. I hope [...]

Speech by the Minister of Public Enterprises, Mr Malusi Gigaba MP, at the launch of the Durban-Harare Route on the 28 June 2013

It gives me great pleasure today to have the opportunity to welcome all esteemed guests to thisprestigious launch of the South African Express (SAX) route between Durban and Harare.   Even as we gather this morning to inaugurate this route, the SADC leadership are meeting in Maputo, Mozambique, to discuss infrastructure development in Southern Africa.   Infrastructure is a key enabler of trade [...]

SA Express and SAA celebrate Youth Month by launching a collaborative effort to train young South Africans from previously disadvantaged backgrounds

MIDRAND, Johannesburg, Tuesday 25 June 2013: South African Airways (SAA) and SA Express today announced a joint effort to train scores of young South Africans to become qualified commercial pilots. The two state-owned airlines will pull together their resources to create a jointly managed and resourced national pilot training programme, paying for the trainees’ classroom [...]