The last time I flew with SAA was when they still had to fly around Africa, instead of over it. And I only ever flew with them because I wasn't the one paying for the ticket. After 1994 even that changed, and the companies I worked for changed to using BA, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic, ComAir and Kulula.
For myself, whenever I bought a flight personally it was a finance thing, but after about 2000 it became a matter of principle - I wasn't going to finance the salaries of incompetent fat-cats.
Wonder what's going to happen with Mango? I suspect that they'll rather destroy it by merging it with SAA rather than to just sell it.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.