Johannesburg - SAA says it is in discussions with Zimbabwe to recover millions of rand worth of debt.
Zimbabwe and other African countries are said to owe the national carrier more than R1billion in tickets.
This problem has been going on for some time, but SAA said yesterday it was making progress with Zimbabwe on the repayments.
Last year, the National Treasury said there were also discussions between political heads and ministers in several countries for the settlement of the matter. Other countries who owe SAA are Angola, Senegal and Nigeria.
However, the Treasury said some of the funds had been repaid by some of the countries. It said between $20m and $25m (R280m and R350m) had been repaid.