Parliament warns SAA

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises says it’s keeping a close eye on SAA.

Parliament's public enterprises portfolio committee is keeping a close eye on SAA.

CAPE TOWN - Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on Monday said it wants to remind South African Airways (SAA)'s new board that it is keeping a close eye on it.

The committee is conducting a series of oversight visits this week, including a meeting with the airline's board members.

In September, a new board was set up after six members quit, including chairperson Cheryl Carolus.

The troubled national carrier was also given a R5 billion guarantee loan by National Treasury.

The laon is aimed helping the airline to get back on its feet over the next two years.

Public enterprises portfolio committee chairperson Peter Maluleka said Monday's oversight visit at the airline's head office is aimed at ensuring it is on course.

"Parliament is watching them. Parliament is, in a very practical way, doing its oversight work."

He said should the committee come across any problems, it will not hesitate to report it to minister Malusi Gigaba.

Maluleka believes that the carrier is on the up.