Aviation body defends FlySafair pilot who didn't communicate emergency landing
The South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has defended the FlySafair pilot who failed to communicate an emergency landing to passengers on a Cape Town-bound flight at the weekend.
The FlySafair flight experienced a gradual loss of pressure in the cabin at about 32 000 feet, prompting a rapid descent and return to Johannesburg.
The CAA's Simon Segwabe said that the pilot was unable to communicate with passengers because stabilising the situation required his undivided attention.
At the same time, a passenger on the flight described the commotion that led up to the emergency descent, which left passengers in a panicked state.
Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:
ANC vets want civil society groups present at the consultative conference, which they want held separately from another meeting.Read More
EWN's Gaye Davis summarises the evidence of the SABC journalists who appeared before the ad hoc committee in Parliament.Read More
A criminal lawyer explains what leg citizens can stand on if they witness a child or pet locked in a vehicle in risky conditions.Read More
The DA's James Selfe says it is not clear whether SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be either fired or suspended pending an inquiry.Read More
A judge has ruled that Hlaudi Motsoeneng should not hold any position at the SABC and Twitter has wasted no time reacting.Read More
Whether it's breaking bread or celebrating through song and dance, family rituals and traditions can create a sense of belonging.Read More
Speciality ice cream brand Baskin-Robbins is filling bellies and the demand for artisanal ice cream in Mzantsi. We get the scoop.Read More
Minister Jeff Radebe says that Cabinet has noted all the concerns raised by international rating agencies.Read More
All the money spent on the two-week-long campaign could be put to better use, into on-going programmes and social interventions.Read More
Families traveling overseas may have an easier time navigating the borders once the child passport is introduced in February 2017.Read More