South African Airways CEO Khaya Ngqula was placed on leave this week after the carrier's board commissioned an independent investigation of alleged improprieties, particularly concerning a catering contract that was awarded to a consortium co-owned by a business associate of the CEO's wife. Servair, a consortium co-owned by Vusi Sithole, recently was chosen in what SAA characterized as "a competitive bidding process" to cater inflight meals on domestic flights. According to multiple South ...

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