SAA announced today (March 26) that its board of directors had accepted a request from Zuks Ramasia, the Acting CEO, for early retirement.

Thandeka Mgoduso, Acting Chairperson of the SAA board, said: “On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Zuks for her leadership, passionate commitment and selfless contribution during her illustrious 27 years at SAA. Her journey was truly an example of how a number of women are progressively moving up the ranks in previously male-dominated industries.”

Her last date of employment will be April 14.

According to the SAA statement, the board will make an announcement in due course on an interim successor during the business rescue process.