(Maybe I should just turn this site into an African aviation news thingy…)
South African carrier Nationwide Airlines has been shut down by government authorities after it ignored warnings to improve its maintenance processes. Nationwide offers low fares to a bunch of cities in South Africa and Livingstone, Zambia, (gateway to Victoria Falls). If (somehow) you were scheduled to fly on them, other airlines are accomodating passengers. This is actually a really good sign – many African countries (hello Nigeria) have waited until airlines suffer a crash before declaring them unsafe.