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SAA mulls ways to cut extra kilograms on flights
SAA mulls ways to cut extra kilograms on flights

Used blankets, magazines and left-over food are some of the items South African Airways (SAA) is considering leaving behind in return long-distance flights to make an aircraft lighter and save on fuel costs.

By Andiswa Maqutu 2 Mar 2015 12:21

Airbus profits take off in 2014, no turbulence seen in 2015
Airbus profits take off in 2014, no turbulence seen in 2015

MUNICH: Airbus Group said on Friday, 27 February, its net profit soared 59 percent in 2014 thanks to record deliveries of passenger jets and that it expects revenue and operating profits to climb further this year.

2 Mar 2015 12:03

DHL wins STAT Times award
DHL wins STAT Times award

DHL Global Forwarding has been named Africa's International Freight Forwarder of the Year for the third time. The International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo was voted by STAT Times' readers worldwide and awarded to DHL at the STAT Times Awards in Johannesburg on 26 February.

2 Mar 2015 08:40

Air Transport World honours Boeing as Eco-company of the Year
Air Transport World honours Boeing as Eco-company of the Year

The Air Transport World (ATW) publication has named Boeing as Eco-Company of the Year.

27 Feb 2015 11:58

ACSA and Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding sign partnership agreement
ACSA and Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding sign partnership agreement

Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) and Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding, representing Leipzig/Halle Airport, have signed a strategic partnership agreement that will involve the exchange of information and individual expertise along with cooperation in the field of customer acquisition.

27 Feb 2015 11:45

Budget 2015: Read the fine print
Budget 2015: Read the fine print

Although Budget 2015 has delivered some good news for small business, the South African Institute for Professional Accountants (SAIPA) says it's not all good news, particularly for those who run their own consultancies. And, according to SAIPA tax expert Ettiene Retief, there's some bad news hiding in the annexures for companies that do business abroad.

26 Feb 2015 11:16

Government to revise toll tariffs
Government to revise toll tariffs

Government has noted concerns regarding the socio-economic impact of the e-toll tariffs and revised monthly ceilings will be proposed shortly, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene announced on Wednesday...

26 Feb 2015 11:05

South Africa's Budget 2015: the full text
South Africa's Budget 2015: the full text

Read the full text of South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's inaugural national Budget speech, the fifth in the country's democratic Parliament, delivered on 25 February 2015.

26 Feb 2015 07:59

How sustainable is SAA's Project Solaris?
How sustainable is SAA's Project Solaris?

South African Airways (SAA) currently imports 100% of its fossil-based jet fuel. That said, the national carrier is currently on a mission to become the most sustainable airline in the world by 2022.

By Sindy Peters 25 Feb 2015 13:00

Seychelles Box service now available in SA
Seychelles Box service now available in SA

Air Seychelles has announced that its Seychelles Box air freight service to South Africa is now available.

24 Feb 2015 09:08

Louis Berger appointed as consultant for road rehabilitation
Louis Berger appointed as consultant for road rehabilitation

Louis Berger has been appointed by the sub-Saharan Regional Pipeline Corporation (SSRPC) to provide consultancy services worth $7.6m for the rehabilitation of the N303 national road in Mozambique.

24 Feb 2015 09:04

Premier announces interventions to unlock Gauteng's economy; media 'exclusion' from speech slammed
Premier announces interventions to unlock Gauteng's economy; media 'exclusion' from speech slammed

The Gauteng government has announced three interventions to change the space and structure of the economy of the province in order to address unemployment, poverty and inequality.

24 Feb 2015 07:19