We could not have put it better than the Cabinet, who yesterday spoke out against the embarrassment that South African Airways is causing the country.
The ministers found that the stories of yet another drug bust involving employees of the national carrier were "causing untold and incalculable damage to the reputation of the airline, the country and its people".
We are sure that the bigwigs at Airport Park are just as concerned. The difference between them and the rest of us is that they are paid, and paid big, to ensure that they are not only left red-faced, but they do something about it.
It is bad enough that every year they need to be bailed out by the taxpayers after running a chronically under-achieving enterprise that is meant to be a business venture rather than an expensively run non-governmental organisation.
The unions too have a role to play. It is their members who unfortunately commit these terrible defamations of our country. It is their members who carry the stigma of being drug moles.
In the same way that the SA Transport and Allied Workers Union has helped to force SAA CEO Khaya Ngqula to temporarily step aside while an investigation is carried out, they should extend their clean governance message to their members.