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SAA supports Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations

SAA’s support of the centenary will culminate in a surprise element later in the year.

This year marks a significant date in South African history as it celebrates the centenary year of one of our country’s celebrated leaders, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

To mark this milestone, South African Airways (SAA) has introduced special initiatives to honour Madiba, in keeping with the worldwide centenary campaign by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and SA Tourism.

SAA has branded three aircraft within its fleet – an Airbus A320-200, A330-300, and an A340-600 – with its own specially designed logo, as well as the official ‘Be The Legacy’ logo in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s contribution to humanity and as a sign of respect for the late former president and philanthropist.

Over the coming months, headrest covers and special edition paper cups inside the planes will inspire travellers to contemplate and reflect on Madiba’s legacy and carry these with them to their next destination.

SAA’s in-flight entertainment will also be reflective of the Nelson Mandela Centenary and travellers are encouraged to watch the movie, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, and the sports documentary, Mandela’s World Cup, on SAA’s international flights.

SAA’s support of the centenary, which runs for the entire year, will culminate in a surprise element later in the year, which promises to carry further the Nelson Mandela legacy across the airline’s route network.

“As an African carrier with global reach, it is only natural for SAA to celebrate what would have been Tata’s 100th birthday,” said Tlali Tlali, SAA spokesperson.

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