International and domestic travel “prohibited” post lockdown

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula announced this evening that “all international and domestic flights would be prohibited” following the lockdown on midnight March 26. During an inter-ministerial briefing, Mbalula also announced that there would be no movement across land borders, only cargo. Further clarity will be provided once the directives are released by the Department of […]

SAA suspends all domestic flights in support of national lockdown to fight Coronvirus

SAA domestic

South African Airways (SAA) announced its decision to suspend all its domestic flights with effect from Friday, 27 March until 16 April 2020 (inclusive). The decision came after the government announced a nation-wide lockdown for 21 days aimed at combatting the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). SAA supports this national effort as announced by the […]

Airlink to suspend all operations between midnight 26 March and 20 April 2020

Airlink schedule changes

Airlink, the South African-based domestic and regional airline, is suspending all operations after midnight this Thursday, 26 March 2020 in support of South Africa’s lock-down to slow and contain the spread of the COVID-19 “Coronavirus”. “In the face of this global public health emergency, the safety and well-being of our customers, crew, employees their families […]

Your Labour Law Questions Answered

1. What this FAQ sheet is about & How we will update it ASATA’s general counsel, Elizabeth de Stadler, has done two interviews with Fatima van Toorn from FvT HR Consulting. If you would like to listen to the webinar again or if you missed them, you can now access the full webinars by clicking […]

Comair suspends flights from 26th March until 19th April

Comair suspends flights from 26th March until 19th April 1

Comair CEO, Wrenelle Stander, announced the suspension of flights from 26th March until 19th April, in line with the nationwide lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night. Click here to view the full statement released by Comair which also details options for customers who already have bookings.

FAQ Economic Support for COVID-19 Impact

1. What this FAQ is about & how we will update it In this document we will keep track of the most recent developments on the economic support provided by the Government. We will update the FAQ as more information becomes available. We will send out an ASATA Alert and do a post on the […]

Covid-19: South African Tourism update – National Shutdown FAQs

Covid-19: South African Tourism update - National Shutdown FAQs 2

Courtesy of South African Tourism Tourism is not an essential service and therefore needs to adhere to the lockdown regulations that come into effect on midnight on 26 March 2020. With immediate effect, no new bookings may be accepted. We appeal to tour operators and tour guides to act responsibly and halt all operations as […]