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.
Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has unveiled a 12-year strategy for the troubled SAA, focused on consolidating routes and updating fleets.
SA flights could be disrupted after SAA's technical staff have vowed to go on strike over wages, adding to SA's already sticky labour situation.
A hijacking claim delayed an SAA plane on the tarmac at OR Tambo, while police tried to determine whether the captain was not in fact a hijacker.
Solidarity has asked the SA Human Rights Commission to facilitate a meeting with SA Airways concerning the airline's cadet pilot programme.
While SAA lifted a ban on pilot applications from white males in August, no white men were selected for its cadet programme this year.
South African Airways has postponed its bond issue in favour of borrowing R1.5-billion from two banks.