Meet Siza Mzimela, the 1st black owner of a private airline in SA

Meet Siza Mzimela, the 1st black owner of a private airline in SA

- In September 2015, Fly Blue Crane airline was established with Siza Mzimela as the CEO

- This made Mzimela South Africa's first black owner of a private airline in the history of South Africa

- She established the company with two former SAA colleagues Jerome Simelane and Theunis Potgieter

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Siza Mzimela has achieved an amazing feat, she is South Africa's first black owner of a private airline.

Mzimela is the owner of Fly Blue Crane, which was launched in September 2015 along with two former SAA colleagues, Jerome Simelane and Theunis Potgieter.

In 2011, Forbes magazine named her one of the most powerful women in the industry.

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Apart from being an amazing, passionate and driver businesswoman, Mzimela has also served as the first female member of the board of governors of the International Air Transport Association, based in Miami, Florida, USA.

Meet Siza Mzimela, the 1st black owner of a private
airline in SA

Siza Mzimela is the 1st black owner of a private airline in SA. Photo credit: @flybluecrane
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Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that s video shared by thousands of South Africans on Facebook claimed that the clip was of the South African Airways conducting a farewell flypast.

The short clip reveals two SAA planes flying in formation and was captioned with the following.

“4 SAA pilots were granted permission to do a final fly-by over OR Tambo this morning as the last farewell to a once proud and joy of SA [sic].”

However, this video has been dubbed as 'blatantly misleading' by SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali.

In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Busiswa Lutshaba is a dynamic young woman who was born and raised in the third largest informal settlement in South Africa - Khayelitsha in Cape Town.

Her passion for business and her community led her to found her own venture, named Blu Space Communications SA.

The business is one based on public relations and seeks to bridge the gap between emerging local entrepreneurs and governmental as well as corporate institutions.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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