There are hundreds if not thousands of public servants who are facing disciplinary action - they did not benefit directly, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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Comair has made some strategic new appointments following a number of resignations, including of some long-serving directors.
While the South African aviation sector has faced its share of hurdles - not least the uncertainty around the future of flag carrier SAA - the rest of Africa has seen a strong performance, according to the International Air Transport Association.
SAA's decision to sell some of its aircraft has nothing to do with the voluntary business rescue process it is currently in, says the cash-strapped state-owned airline.
In 2020 Dubai-based Emirates will continue to leverage its partnerships to provide even more connectivity and value for its customers, says its president Sir Tim Clark.
In early November concerns were raised at Comair's annual general meeting about the long tenure of some board members.
The first meeting of creditors of South African Airways, which went into voluntary business rescue on December 5, took place on Friday.
African airlines continue to suffer due to high costs and are projected to show a loss of $200m next year, according to the International Air Transport Association.
In February the flag carrier, which is now in business rescue, agreed to pay Comair R1.1bn plus interest in a legal settlement deal.
The Mango CEO says during last month's strike by some SAA employees, Mango workers refused to join a sympathy strike as they 'know it would impact their livelihood'.
A meeting at the CCMA finds that a retrenchment process at managerial level at SAA can continue, Solidarity's representative at the airline tells Fin24.
A question frequently asked since South African Airways was placed into business rescue in December last year is what would happen if the embattled state-owned airline were liquidated.
Getting South African Airways into fit-for-purpose shape would mean getting rid of its international business, claims a source with inside knowledge of the airline's operations and financial situation.
The privately-owned says it will operate under its own "4Z" flight code from June.
As Comair announces yet more resignations, Fin24 looks back over the past year.
Boeing says another high-ranking executive working on the company's response to the 737 Max crisis will step down.
In its current format, United Airlines' new direct flight between Cape Town and New York/Newark has the potential to bring additional tourism spend of R153m to the Mother City by 2021.
There is a high level of co-dependence across SA's aviation industry, with SAA playing a big role, says the Airlines Association of Southern Africa.
The low-cost airline says it plans to sell its Zimbabwean unit to a consortium led by a major shareholder.
Comair says it has contingency plans in place should its ground or cabin crew decide to join in a secondary strike against South African Airways.
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