CAPE TOWN. 27 November 2019 – South African Airways (SAA) received permission today from the Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) to have their appearance deferred.

Nevertheless, members of the SAA Board and Executive Committee, arrived in Cape Town on Wednesday, 27 November, in time to present a comprehensive report to SCOPA on the state of the airline at the originally scheduled time of 18h00. The permission to defer the meeting had not been received at the time the SAA team departed from Johannesburg.

Given the significant and ongoing developments in respect of the sustainability of the airline, SAA welcomes the deferment of their appearance at SCOPA. This will enable further urgent engagement with all relevant role players on the support initiatives being developed under the direction of the shareholder.

Arrangements are being finalised for SCOPA to visit SAA next week. All information requested has been submitted to the shareholder. SAA refutes any suggestion that it has not cooperated fully with Parliament.