Aviation is a significant part of any country’s socio-economic activities, says Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.
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- Previously disadvantaged individuals still only hold 11% of licences in SA’s aviation industry.
- Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula consequently wants to agree on targets to increase transformation in the industry.
- He was a keynote speaker at a conference hosted by the SA Civil Aviation Authority.
There has been no meaningful progress with transformation in South Africa’s aviation industry and there should be an agreement on transformation targets, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Thursday.
“Previously disadvantaged individuals – black, coloured and Indian – still only hold 11% of licences in SA’s aviation industry. We must introduce innovative measures to create opportunities. Lamentations about the lack of transformation without checks and balances just become a hollow repetition. We have to move with speed,” Mbalula said during a virtual conference hosted by the SA