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UAE based Emirates Airlines has inked an agreement with Airlink which has paved way for it to enter the Southern African market. The pact with regional airline Airlink is part of Emirates ongoing major expansion in the region even though the Dubai-based company has been cutting off various routes around the World owing to the Covid-19 threat.

The development comes but weeks after South Africa’s state-owned airline, South African Airways, failed to raise the $591 million it needed to bail itself out of the corruption and mismanagement allegations that it was facing.

Earlier this year in June, the SA government had issued a statement that it would step in to bailout the company but on September 30th, media was ablaze with reports of the company shutting down its doors, pending government intervention.

With such a big player out of the picture, it only makes sense that Emirates, …


What Housing Act? Asks SA’s former Housing MEC 

In a most bizarre turn of events, the now-infamous Mosebenzi Zwane, former Free State human settlements MEC told a panel of jurors that he did not know the country had a Housing Act.

Mr. Zwane, baffled the commission and the world at large after he denied any knowledge of the existence of South Africa’s Housing Act, despite him running the government housing sector for one whole year.

Mr. Zwane is defending himself in a hot corruption scandal regarding ‘irregular use of funds and unlawful contracting processes in the Free State 2010 housing project.’

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He also said he did not know how many houses were built during his time in office, but admitted that he personally oversaw the handover of at least 50 houses.

The unexpected answer from the former high ranking government official was described …