Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama and president of the Progressive Professionals Forum, Mzwandile (Jimmy) Manyi say they are shocked over the lack of transformation at SAA.
Manyi says he and Mngxitama decided to engage directly with SAA Chairperson Dudu Myeni over controversial claims made about operations at the airline.
We have decide that we have to be a very active civil society.— Mzwandile Manyi, president of the Progressive Professionals Forum
He says that while Myeni was very cooperative, they were dissapointed to find that only 2% of SAA's R24 billion procurement budget goes to black business.
Among other representation issues, they have taken gripe with the fact the the airline's ICT services are outsourced to a French firm.
Manyi refused to respond to what he's called "petty comments" regarding his relationship with the ANC and President Jacob Zuma.
In addition, he remains adamant that the National Treasury has been captured by white capital and big business.
National Treasury is working against the development and empowerment of black people.— Mzwandile Manyi, president of the Progressive Professionals Forum
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