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z O-Tail new Logo 3Welcome to the “ORANGE TAIL”  
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or all employees who worked for SAL-SAA during the period from 1934 to the late 1990′s when SAA had those distinctive “orange tails”. New members wishing to join can do so by clicking on the “Please create an account to get started” button on the right >>
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We moved to Facebook
The Orange Tail Website moved to Facebook. Find us at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saaorangetail/
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WELCOME

The Orange Tail Association committee decided to open this old website for free for all to enjoy. Note that as from 1 January 2016 we moved to Facebook, and therefore this website is no longer updated. Registration here is free and includes automatically being added to our quarterly newsletter, as well as accessing all the old information that was loaded onto this website.
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For the latest news, pics, information, jokes, videos and SAA memories added daily, do join us on Facebook. Many of our members choose to be on Facebook “in-cognito” and if you would like our assistance with this, send us an e-mail to info@orangetail.co.za – See you on Facebook soon!
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Should you wish to contribute to our Pensioners Support Fund (PSF) then you will find our BANKING DETAILS & PAYPAL LINK, further down this home page – simply scroll down. Below you will find more details re our 30 Facebook Orange Tail Member Groups
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2016 Paypal Link

 

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For your convenience, especially for overseas members, you can make your payments via PayPal for any of the above options.

To make PayPal payments, click the “Donate” button below..

(Anybody can use it instantly – You don’t need to have a PayPal account first – simply click below and make your payment)


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Banking Details 2016
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2016 Membership

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You may even want to include a contribution to the PSF (Pensioners Support Fund ) here,  i.e you do not have to make separate payments.  We will transfer the required amount to the PSF account on your behalf.

Whatever we receive in excess of your R120 pa Membership Fee, we will allocate as follows:
* First R120 is your 2015 membership. (i.e. R10 per month)
* Next R60 is for sponsoring the membership of one Pensioner for a year
* BALANCE goes towards the Pensioner Support Fund.

BANK NAME:                  Capitec Bank
BRANCH CODE:              470010

ACCOUNT NAME:           Orange Tail
ACCOUNT NUMBER:     144 839 9260
REFERENCE:                  VERY Important – please write YOUR Name & Surname as reference.

capitec-bank-logo1PROOF OF PAYMENT: There is no need to send proof of payment when you pay via EFT.
NOTE: When making the payment from within a Capitec bank however, you will find that they can not add your name as reference. We therefore ask you to please send us an e-mail with proof of payment to joppie@orangetail.co.za

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Many ask “How much should we pay?”
That is entirely up to you. EXAMPLE: The average payment we receive is between R250 and R350 per year. Let’s say you donate R340, which we will then divide it as follows:


* The first R120 goes towards your 2016 membership.

* Next R40 goes towards sponsoring the membership of one pensioner for 2016.
* The remaining R180 goes into the PSF bank acc, and we will use R15 of your money every month to try and feed a pensioner for the month.

IMPORTANT – We will NEVER deny anybody membership access. If you can not afford the R10/month membership, we have other members who will gladly sponsor you. All we ask is that write to info@orangetail.co.za and ask: “Please sponsor me for 2016″.

 

 
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2016 Pensioners Fund
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Another option to consider is the following:
Rather than contribute R15 per month to help feed one pensioner, you may want to join our PF50 option, whereby you do not make any membership payment at all – in fact we give you FREE membership of the Orange Tail for the year. You only pay R50 per month directly to the Pensioners Fund and we use all of it to help feed a pensioner PLUS you also receive one DVD for FREE.
BANK NAME:                    Capitec Bank, Mall at Carnival  
ACCOUNT NAME:            Pens Fund 50
ACCOUNT NUMBER:      144 839 6253
REFERENCE:                    VERY Important – please write YOUR Name & Surname as reference.
NOTE: Capitec can not at present add a reference name when you pay in cash at their branches, in which case we ask that you e-mail us the information in order for us to link the payment with your name.
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MONTHLY PAYMENT:  Every year we run out funds during the harsh winter months. To help us spread the load during the year, we are particularly in need of members who are in a position to make a monthly payment.
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When you make a monthly payment, you get FREE membership, plus . . . 
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  * Make a R50 p.m. donation to the fund . . . and you also receive a DVD for free.

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2016 Paypal Link

 

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For your convenience, especially for overseas members, you can make your payments via PayPal for any of the above options.

To make PayPal payments, click the “Donate” button below..

(Anybody can use it instantly – You don’t need to have a PayPal account first – simply click below and make your payment)




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The Aim of the Orange Tail Association 
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* To keep our members informed  
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    * To help keep friendships and memories alive    .
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2016 Membership 

NEW MEMBERS:   Welcome! You do not have to contribute to help support our pensioners in need, or to the running cost of the organisation for the first calendar year (or part thereof). The Orange Tail Association will pay your membership for you. This will give you an opportunity to evaluate the Association. We obviously have expenses such as Office Admin Staff, Website hosting and development, Internet, Telephone, SMS, Stationery, Postage, flowers at funerals etc to pay, so any assistance from your side will be very welcome.

CARING FOR OUR PENSIONERS:  Our biggest expense is caring for our needy pensioners. You may know that for many years they have only been getting a 2% increase in pension. This actually means that compared to the 9% inflation in Food & Medical, they are each year getting 7% less than the previous year.
We feed around 30 pensioners at any given time. We provide medication, transport to hospitals, clothing, etc. to many. Over the past 2 years we bought 31 gas heaters to provide warmth during winter to ex SAA pensioners, some who live in outbuildings and even in shacks. This winter we have to fill the gasbottles again. This year we had to buy 2 power generators for pensioners dependant on oxygen machines, to keep them alive during loadshedding. All these expenses have completely drained our cash reserves.

AFFORDABILITY:     As always we will never ever deny anybody access to the Orange Tail website. If you can not afford the R10 per month membership, please pay a nominal amount – even R1 or R2 per month. We will pay the balance for you. Many thanks to those who monthly contribute to our Pensioners Support Fund – they get free membership. Let’s all work together unselfishly to keep the Orange Tail association alive.
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207 responses to Home Page

  1. Hallo Benito

    Ek sien daar is darem nog iemand aanlyn op onse ou Orangetail. Ek het gister ‘n boodskap gelaat en wonder net of julle dit gekry het. Hier volg die gekopieerde boodskap:

    Hallo Joppie

    Hoop dit gaan goed. Ek het R300 oorbetaal en wonder net of julle dit gekry het. My nuwe eposadres is elmarie.havenga47@gmail.com

    Ek sukkel met die facebook-ding, is glad nie facebook-geletterd nie. Kan jy asb help?

    Baie dankie
    El-marie
    19 Januarie 2016

    Mooi loop!
    El-marie

  2. Hallo Joppie

    Hoop dit gaan goed. Ek het R300 oorbetaal en wonder net of julle dit gekry het. My nuwe eposadres is elmarie.havenga47@gmail.com

    Ek sukkel met die facebook-ding, is glad nie facebook-geletterd nie. Kan jy asb help?

    Baie dankie
    El-marie
    19 Januarie 2016

  3. Hi Joppie,
    Will be contributing this year,but will have to wait until our bonus is paid.
    Greetings for the Festive Season. Best wishes for next year.
    Ken New

  4. Hi Joppie and the team – I joined Orange tail in February 2015 and also paid the dues and a double contribution towards the pension fund. I did receive an e-mail to say that I will soon receive membership acknowledgement, etc. But, to date I have not received anything. However, I am very active and visit the Orange Tail site at least once a week. I also have no problems with connecting – both user name and pin and password work well.
    I wish to enroll a friend who was a hostie during the 1940′s but for 6 months only because she was a pilot and preferred to fly for SAA in that capacity (but unfortunately never did) I shall do so within the next week or so. She is a very interesting character, among others the first woman pilot in SA who qualified as a commercial pilot. Thanks for all you are doing – I thoroughy enjoy all the news of all those staff members of the past. Unfortunately just so little news of those who flew in the 60′s.

  5. Spring Day – and my first official day of Retirement!!!

  6. Jopie I am so excited. I have got a lift, and will see you on sunday.

  7. Dankie tog! Na maande se gesukkel kan ek uiteindelik by Orange Tail in log

  8. Hello Joppie,
    Well finally I managed to log in, I’m still having some problems because it keep telling me that (this web page is not available) but I hope this is just a glitch.
    All is well here in the UK for me at the moment, I had a total knee replacement surgery on the 4th of August and was home again after 3 days, this is also why I did not respond to all your previous log in requests but I’ll be on from now on regularly.
    Thank you once again for keeping us all together as a family.
    Best wishes to all, Paolo.

  9. Regarding the questions and answers; I enjoy every piece of information placed here. A big thank you to Joppie and the team…. great task… great results.

  10. Thank you for the consideration and caring , I give blessings to each and all every day for the wonderful memories and knowing we are a very unique family regardless of wherever we may land or find ourselves on this beautiful planet, Having being out of commision for some time now, please accept my apology all the wonderful peeps that I have omitted to contact in the last year or so! …Rest assured my thoughts and prayers are always with you.
    Joppie as always, bless you for the site.
    Huggles Merle/Thokozili.

  11. Hallo to all of you i haven’t heard or seen for so long
    I’ve started my own business in the tourism industry doing very well
    Have a look at the website
    Luckybeansafaris.co..za
    Look forward to hearing from all of you that knew me
    Great to be in touch again
    Neil Hollis

  12. wonderful to always be connected al old friends

  13. Hallo Joppie

    Sjoe, julle doen ‘n fantastiese werk! Mag die Here se seen julle omvou met hierdie grootse werk. Ek kan glad nie onthou wanneer ek laas betaal het nie. Kan jy miskien vir my kyk, Jenny?

    Orangetail-groete!
    El-marie

  14. It’s amazing to know that there is still such a need to know and feel for ex cabin crew and some current ones,I am still around and in Washington dc at the moment,it makes my heart feels warm to see who is still around , I saw Allie smith the other day on a plz flight and it made my memories go way way back, thanx for giving me those memories, those of you who remember me would know I flew for music, I am going to Wacken this year in a months time/do Google wacken festival,some things just never change……love peace and happiness and the greatest job ever. Charl barry

  15. Hallo Joppie. Het so 1-2 maande terug geld inbetaal vir die jaarlikese lidmaatskap asook ekstra vir die pensionarisse, maar het nog niks ontvang om te se dat julle dit gekry het nie. Kan jy my asb laat weet ? Thanks en dankie vir al die amazing werk wat jy doen. Charmaine

  16. Hi Joppie, I usually pay around November each year. Please let me know if I must keep doing so or if I should change the time of year.

  17. Hi there Joppie
    Hoop alles is goed. Here in Canada we are just coming out of the freezer – can’t wait for warmer weather.
    Let me know when I owe you some money again
    Thanks for all the hard work – much appreciated.
    Cecily

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