Apparently South Africa and New Orleans are looking to establish new business ventures with each other. Among the speakers at this event include a South African Airways special projects delegate. Just what this position does I have no idea. Anyone in the know have a clue?
It's nice to see the city's name getting out there on an international stage. Meetings like this will pay off big time down the road.
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Airstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2379 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1688 times:
That is interesting. I wish I knew more about New Orleans's's's non-tourist economy; but if it isn't something that makes heavy use of minerals then I'm not sure just what economic ties the SA authorities foresee.
New Orleans is a market for building materials, is what it is.
It I had to hazard a guess, I'd say that it is a "reward for support" position for some minor politician's sibling or friend. SAA is a paratactical and a favorite dumping ground for the fruits of nepotism. As noble as this effort seems, it's likely just an all expenses paid holiday for the SAA "spokesman".
If you cannot do the math, your opinion means squat!