DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30 March 2010
1090. Mr M A Nhanha (Cope) to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises:
Whether the Government has (a) given any consideration to SA Airways Technical’s move to secure a strategic equity partner for its technical division and (b) taken any steps to support its approach; if not, why not; if so, (i) what are the reasons, (ii) how will the shareholding be structured and (iii) what will its benefits be for the public? NW1243E
(b) The Department’s strategic plan commits it to initiating a feasibility study for the establishment of SAA Technical as a multi-airline focussed African maintenance hub. South African Airways issued a bid document to obtain assistance in the development of a feasibility study of the possible restructuring of SAA Technical.
(b)(i) This serves the need for adequate and cost competitive maintenance to airlines operating domestically and to and from South Africa.
(b)(ii-iii) The structuring of shareholding and benefits for the public would be determined through the outcome of the feasibility study.