SAA website experiencing bizarre issues

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Here’s something a bit strange; the South African Airways website has been going on and offline for much of the afternoon.

When first navigating to the website we were met with the following visual.

The message is in Chinese and reads, “Website Maintenance. Website is being regularly improved. Thank you for your patience! Welcome back later.”

Shortly after spotting this we attempted to reload the page and were redirected to and met with a warning from Google Chrome stating “Your connection is not private”.

The website appeared again briefly before once again displaying the “Your connection is not private” message.

We contacted SAA to find out what exactly is going on and all we have received at time of writing is the following tweet.

While we wait for more information it’s probably safest to not put any credit card or account details into the website. If all is well, you’ll hear it here first.

[Image  – CC 2.0 BY SA  Aero Icarus]

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.