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South African Airways launches staff App

Posted 21 August 2018 · Add Comment

South African Airways (SAA) has launched one of its flagship initiatives to promote communication between management and its employees.


The App, which is innovative and the first of its kind in the history of the airline, can be downloaded on mobile devices. It will enable employees to interact with the chief executive officer, Vuyani Jarana, and management in a more direct and secure manner. The App can be downloaded on company-issued mobile devices as well as on personal devices to those employees who have access to computers only.

“We are pleased that the App has been launched and this will serve as one of the many communication platforms we have at SAA to enable all employees to have more access to management and information in real time. The intention here is to enable communication through as many channels as possible for employees to use what is convenient to them. In addition, we seek to promote and not prevent access to information,” said SAA spokesperson, Tlali Tlali.

“We are astounded by bizarre claims that the airline has taken steps to prevent its employees from accessing negative stories about the company using its equipment (company issued mobile devices and computers). This is not only untrue, but also impossible to implement at SAA. We are not aware that any such advanced technology exists and we do not even have any such provision in our Information Technology (IT), Human Resources or Communication policies.”

Tlali added: “We have put measures in place to limit unfettered access to some of the social media sites on SAA IT platforms as we continue to look for ways of reducing costs and to enhance productivity. In our view, this is a sensible thing to do.”

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