Minister of Public Enterprise Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday briefed Parliament's Oversight Committee on Governance on the challenges facing State Owned Enterprises.
At the briefing, Gordhan told the committee that SA Express, could be back in the sky as soon as next week.
The airline was grounded in May over safety concerns.
EWN reporter Lindsay Dentlinger says Gordhan praised what he calls the "real thuma mina" effort by corporates to help get the airline back in the sky.
He says all the process to get the airline flying again are being finalised and the planes could be taking off from next week.— Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter
The minister said that it could take about nine months to stabilise the SOEs and eradicate all the corruption.
He says that they are caught between a rock and a hard place, between eradicating all the corruption, issues of the past and money problems as well as dealing with challenges into the future.— Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter
To hear the rest of the report by EWN Lindsay Dentlinger, listen below:
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