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Maswanganyi: SA's airports and skies are safe

Transport Minster Joe Maswanganyi has announced that South Africa's preliminary aviation safety audit results have increased from 83% to 86%.

Transport Minster Joe Maswanganyi (centre) releases the preliminary aviation safety audit results at the OR Tambo International Airport. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Transport Minster Joe Maswanganyi has announced that South Africa's preliminary aviation safety audit results have increased from 83% to 86%.

The minister released the audit which was conducted by the United Nations' International Civil Aviation Organisation at the OR Tambo International Airport on Monday.

The specialised agency has now put South Africa first in the continent in aviation safety.

Minister Maswanganyi says the latest audit by the international aviation organisation is a testament that South Africa's airports and skies are safe.

“The results have risen from 83.8% to 86.71%.”

Maswanganyi says the specialised organisation did not raise any safety concerns against the country.

“The auditors were full of praises for South Africa’s handling of civil aviation.”

The minister says that during the last financial year, South Africa managed to retain it's zero percent fatality rate in relation to commercial operations.

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