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SA ExpressBusiness Report writes that SA Express employees would get their June salaries, the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) said on Wednesday night.  

“SA Express employees were informed (on Wednesday) that they don’t need to worry about their salaries not being paid for June 2018,” the DPE indicated in a statement.  It added that an intervention team from the DPE had been working with SA Express to address its liquidity and operational problems prior to the airline’s operating licenses being withdrawn by the SA Civil Aviation Authority (Sacaa), while Minister Pravin Gordhan had been engaging various financial institutions for finance arrangements to alleviate the state-owned airline’s immediate liquidity constraints.  Sacaa last month suspended the carrier’s operating permits, citing serious safety concerns.  Earlier this week, the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa), whose members include the airline’s pilots, indicated that the carrier was scrambling to pay this month’s salaries and called for Gordhan to provide emergency funding for this purpose.  SA Express pointed out on Wednesday that since the temporary suspension of its air operator’s certificate (AOC) and the certification for an approved maintenance organisation (AMO), it had been unable to fly passengers and therefore could not generate revenue.

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