No interviews on SAA at the moment: finance ministry

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South Africa’s finance ministry has said that, currently, it will not be giving any media interviews on South African Airways (SAA).

This is expected to continue until the process of transferring the administrative powers relating to the airline company, from the minister responsible for public enterprises to the minister of finance, has been finalised.

“The transfer of these administrative powers which are derived from the South African Airways Act 2007 will be done via a proclamation in the Government Gazette,” the ministry said.

“Such a transfer of administrative powers from one minister to another is allowed for in terms of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.”

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According to the Ministry of Finance, the process of transferring these powers will involve consultations between both ministries and will include the introduction of the minister of finance to the airline’s board of directors.

“The Minister of Finance and National Treasury will therefore, not give any media interviews on SAA until these processes have been completed,” it said.