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SA Express will remain in provisional liquidation for the next three months.
This follows an extension that has been granted by the High Court to allow for the provisional liquidators to investigate affairs at the airline further.
The team of provisional liquidators, led by Aviwe Ndyamara, believe that their ongoing work to potentially rescue SA Express would be jeopardised if the court placed SA Express under final liquidation.
The request for a three-month delay by Ndyamara was supported by some SA Express creditors and trade unions representing the airline’s workers, including the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca).
BRPs legal team said there has also been a significant prospect of inflow of money or cash injection for the airline and some light that perhaps the airline can be saved.
SA Express, the state-owned airline was placed under provisional liquidation because it had no reasonable prospects of being rescued.
Meanwhile the employees were at the department of the enterprise to submit their memorandum demanding that salaries be paid. Among their list of demands were that employees be retrenched and employment retrenchment packages be paid out or for government to delay the liquidation process until staff have been retrenched, allowing salaries to be paid out through funding from government.