Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene approved an additional guarantee for SAA, bringing the total to R14.4-billion, but there are conditions attached.
SAA acting chief executive says his colleagues at Mango Airlines and SAA knew he did not have a degree and they supported him.
Mango Airlines says the academic credentials of South African Airways acting chief executive Nico Bezuidenhout is accurate, contrary to media reports.
The ANC says state-owned enterprises are making negative headlines in the news every day and a new task team will get to the bottom of these problems.
The airline admitted that it was wrong to state that acting chief executive, Nico Bezuidenhout, had qualifications he didn't complete.
With South African Airways in desperate need of a cash injection, an industry expert says the airline must either "shed jobs or "increase routes".
A snapshot of some of the M&G's best stories for the week to November 10 2014.
Nico Bezuidenhout has been appointed as acting CEO of South African Airways to stand in for suspended CEO Monwabisi Kalawe.
A new board position in a state-owned entity might be on the cards for embattled South African Airways chairperson Dudu Myeni.
Dudu Myeni has defied an order from Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown, which will test her pull with the president.
SAA chief executive Mnwabisi Kalawe has been locked out of his office for the past two days as tensions reach boiling point.
The removal of the feckless Malusi Gigaba was prudent, but he has left a huge mess to clear up.
A strain of tobacco holds the promise of biofuel for South African Airways's fleet of planes, but raises issues of feasibility and economic viability.
After two consecutive years of of losses, SAA will become profitable again, the public enterprises minister has promised.
The South African Human Rights Commission says it will investigate the South African Airways' cadet pilot programme on allegations of racism.