I remember recently that Swissair purchased a 20% stake in SAA of the South African Government, surely this would indicate that SAA would join Qualifyer. I do not see why SAA would want to partner with Delta Airlines. The destinations that SAA serve in the US are Miami and New York JFK. Not Atlanta!. Wouldn't South Africa Airways prefer a German speaking carrier like Swissair, considering the close association between the two, although this could be said about the British as well, or though there is no currently availble british airline to allign with. Why would they possibly want to allign with a French carrier, except perhaps to hub through Charles De Gualle Airport.
Aside from Alliances, does anyone know whether South African Airlines serves South African food on their planes, is there such thing as South African cuisine? I have never heard of such