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International Award

South African Airways Cargo wins another International Award

Johannesburg, 10 May 2011.  South African Airways (SAA) Cargo has, for the fourth consecutive year, been named the Best African Cargo Airline 2011 at the Air Cargo News (ACN) Awards Ceremony held in London last month.

SAA Cargo is ranked with the best in the world and has, over the years, ensured that the needs of its valued customers are prioritised.  “We are delighted and honoured that we have been voted the best in Africa by our customers for the fourth consecutive year,” said Tleli Makhetha, General Manager of SAA Cargo.  “Our customers will continue to benefit from another year of excellence from the dedicated team at SAA Cargo,” said Makhetha.

The ACN Cargo Airline of the year awards, have been running for 26 years. The survey is run through the Air Cargo News website ( Results generated are extracted from the readers of this magazine, specifically freight forwarders around the world.  Votes were audited by an independent organisation and were overseen by the British Institute of Freight Forwarders. Freight forwarders voted for the airlines in various categories. SAA Cargo was the overall winner in the category of Best Cargo African Airline. 

About SAA Cargo:

SAA Cargo’s core business is to provide reliable air transportation for time-sensitive freight.  In addition to using the belly space of SAA’s passenger aircraft, SAA Cargo also has two Boeing 737-300Fs and two Boeing 737-200Fs providing a convenient service to the domestic and African markets.  It leverages the passenger network, interlines, partnerships and its fleet of freighters in accessing key markets to provide its customers with wider reach and seamless connectivity worldwide.


SAA Cargo shipment types consist of general cargo, perishables, automotives, electronics, and mail from all over South Africa. In addition, SAA Cargo also provides air shipment services for livestock, human remains, dangerous goods and valuable cargo.  SAA Cargo transports over 130 000 tons of freight annually and has established itself as one of the most profitable divisions of SAA. SAA Cargo has leveraged on advanced IT systems to ensure safe and efficient shipment of cargo.  A new Internet-based i-Cargo system was introduced to further enhance operational efficiencies and service to its customers. Striving to consistently provide a premium service while giving our customers peace of mind and ensuring that our technological advancements deliver on their expectations.

Issued by SAA Cargo


For more information contact:


Dileseng Koetle  
Group Corporate Affairs, SAA    SAA Cargo Communication Office 011 978 5943
SAA Media Desk: 083 282 6761