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22 November 2017

South African Airways (SAA), South Africa’s national carrier, has been under new management since 1st November. Vujani Jarana has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He will be in charge of implementing the airline's turnaround strategy jointly with the new SAA management team and board and will lead the airline responsibly with his sound entrepreneurial expertise and his confident vision for the future of the airline.

Vujani Jarana was Managing Director of Vodacom Business at Vodacom Group LTD, a position he held since 2012, before taking up his post as CEO of SAA. Mr. Jarana transformed Vodacom Business into one of the growth segments of the Vodacom Group and was able to expand this business from 10% to 25% of the Group revenue in three years. Commenting on the appointment of Mr. Jarana, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said: “Given that Mr. Jarana has extensive experience in transforming challenging businesses into profitable and growing trades, we believe he will also be instrumental in implementing SAA's turnaround strategy and leading the airline into a positive future.

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