SAA warns against fraudulent websites

OCTOBER 13, 2014

South African Airlines (SAA) has warned the public about fraudulent websites that reportedly have information on the Cadet Pilot Development Programme.

“Those websites contain false and/or misleading information about SAA’s Cadet Pilot Development Programme and cabin crew recruitment process.

“SAA would like to clarify that it does not have any relationship whatsoever with those (websites) and the individuals behind them,” said SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali.

The airline has advised the public to take caution, while it also encouraged the public to contact it telephonically in case they need to verify the official SAA electronic platforms they can use.

“A quick way of identifying these bogus sites is that they ask for a fee to be paid to secure an application or to ensure that an applicant gets shortlisted. SAA never charges any fee during recruitment drives,” said Tlali.

SAA said it views the fraudulent use of its corporate identity in a serious light.

“Should the airline obtain reliable information about any persons behind this scam, SAA will not hesitate to take legal action.”

The public can call the airline on 0861 606 606.

Cadet Pilot applications

On 14 September 2014, SAA invited young South Africans, who aspire to become pilots, to send their applications for the 2014/2015 intake of SAA’s Cadet Pilot Programme.

The advert was placed in some of the national weekend newspapers. In addition, the following official SAA electronic communication channels carried the advert: SAA website (flysaa.com), SAA’s Facebook page (FlySAA) and SAA’s Twitter account (@flysaa).

The closing date for the submission of applications was 27 September 2014.

Due to the high demand, SAA decided to extend the closing date to 3 October 2014. That date has since passed and no further extensions have been granted. - SAnews.gov.za