Johannesburg - The next managing director of Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) was likely to be an internal candidate, the Business Report reported on Tuesday.
The newspaper said this was according to sources close to the process.
Even Transport Minister Sbusiso Ndebele appeared to support an internal appointment.
"Ms Monhla Hlahla
will certainly be missed, but she has put in place a strong and competent team at Acsa. We are confident that her good work will be continued by the quality leadership she has mentored and nurtured," Ndebele said.
Acsa announced at the weekend that Hlahla would leave at the end of September after ten years at the helm.
"The board of Acsa recognises the need to deal with this matter (swiftly) and will consider all suitable applicants... internal or external," said spokesperson Solomon Makgale