No indication if SAA will be moved back to Transport Department
It follows the appointment of former SAA board chairperson Dudu Myeni as special advisor to transport minister Joe Maswanganyi.
JOHANNESBURG - The Transport Ministry says there’s no indication at this stage that South African Airways (SAA) will be moved from Treasury’s portfolio back to the Transport Department.
It follows the appointment of former SAA board chairperson Dudu Myeni as special advisor to Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi.
Myeni may reportedly be earning more than R1 million per year in her new role, however, the department says this is a part-time job.
This means she won’t have to report to work on a daily basis but only when and if the minister requests her advice on certain issues.
The ninistry’s Ishmael Mnisi also says there's no word about SAA falling under transport’s portfolio.
“We don’t know the reports about the SAA falling under the transport portfolio, the president has not made such reallocation of the responsibility to the Minister of Transport. As it currently stands, SAA still falls within the ambit of Treasury.”