Jan Smuts

First published 1 Dec 2015 Jan Smuts. In another arena I commented on a new biography of Jan Smuts. I read recently that it was Smuts who inspired Nelson Mandela to enter politics (listening to him at a 1939 Fort Hare graduation ceremony as mentioned in A Long Walk to Freedom) and in turn it… Continue reading Jan Smuts

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SAA#1

First published 19 Nov 2015 (With acknowledgements to Business Day). SAA, now under Treasury supervision, had a contract to lease five A330s from Airbus. CEO Dudu Myeni, solely off her own bat, tells Airbus this is to be renegotiated to a sale by Airbus to an unnamed third party, apparently with severe consequences for cashflow and… Continue reading SAA#1