Today's Labour News

newsThis news aggregator site highlights South African labour news from a wide range of internet and print sources. Each posting has a synopsis of the source article, together with a link or reference to the original. Postings cover the range of labour related matters from industrial relations to generalist human resources.

TranspharmBusinessLive reports that Transpharm, a subsidiary of grocer Shoprite, is losing R11m a day due to crippling industrial action by disgruntled workers who are demanding salary increases of over 100%.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 12 September 2019.

uctNews24Wire reports that the University of Cape Town (UCT) says it will not tolerate further disruptions by a group of people not employed by it, but who have protested on its campus wanting the institution to give them jobs.  

samwu thumb medium80 78The Star reports that a faction of the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has set itself on a collision course with the City of Johannesburg’s mayor Herman Mashaba following his decision to recognise another rival group.  

parliamentANA reports that suspended Secretary to Parliament, Gengezi Mgidlana, who was suspended more than two years ago, could face the axe after a disciplinary panel recommended that he should be summarily dismissed on four of the charges levelled against him.  

ManpowerGroupThe Citizen reports that the overall South African employment outlook for the fourth quarter of the year stands at +4% hiring prospects, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.  

Tongaat HulettThe North Coast Courier writes that the human impact of the huge financial meltdown faced by sugar giant Tongaat Hulett bit this week, when 210 families living in the company compound were told to pack their bags.  

mpumaNews24Wire reports that Mpumalanga’s education department head, Mahlasedi Mhlabane, has been fired following an internal investigation by the integrity unit in the premier’s office.  

sabcNews24Wire reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has indicated that it has been dealing with a number of disciplinary cases against delinquent staff members at the public broadcaster.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92News24Wire reports that some 20 passengers were treated for minor injuries after a train derailed at Bellville station on Thursday morning.  

medicaldoctorBL Premium reports that the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) health department published a circular last week banning the recruitment of foreign doctors.  

gautengNews24Wire reports that the Gauteng government has issued landlords who own the 13 properties leased by the province with compliance notices in a bid to improve on the Occupation Health and Safety (OHS) of all employees working in the buildings.  

prasaNews24Wire reports that according to the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa), a "war room", established to improve the state-owned entity’s operations, was already at work, a month after it was launched.  

coalMiningmx reports that Aubrey Chauke, COO of Lurco Group, a privately-held coal miner, has noted that jobs were at risk in SA’s coal sector owing to difficult trading conditions in export markets and unattractive regulatory prospects domestically.  

NaamsaBusinessLive reports that as much as R60bn could be invested in the SA vehicle and component manufacturing industries in the next five years according to Andrew Kirby, President of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa).  

cosatuBusinessLive reports that trade union federation Cosatu says it will not compromise on its demands that no Eskom employee be retrenched during the turnaround of the utility, and that the parastatal not be privatised.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Wednesday, 11 September 2019.

parliamentEWN reports that a disciplinary panel has found suspended secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana guilty of serious misconduct and has recommended his summary dismissal.  

sabcThe Citizen reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operation officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng told the commission of inquiry into state capture that the suspension of a group of journalists known as the SABC 8, who were subsequently fired from the public broadcaster, had nothing to do with their refusal and failure to adhere to a decision he had taken to ban the broadcasting of violent and destructive protests.  

effIndependent News reports that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has rejected Eyewitness News' apology over an insult made by journalist Barry Bateman allegedly aimed at Julius Malema.  

CGESowetanLive reports that the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has subpoenaed the spokesperson for the Department of Basic Education following his alleged sexist tweets.  

newsCape Times reports that a second staffer at Malibu High School in Blue Downs faces disciplinary action for alleged discriminatory comments made to pupils over the way they wore their natural hair.  

artisan2The Star writes that the majority of the country’s 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (Setas), the recipients of more than R10billion of taxpayers’ money annually, remain far from being institutions the government could be proud of.  

newsThe Star reports that a “homophobic” bishop from an international church with roughly three million members has been ditched from the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church as the furore surrounding the controversial clergyman rages on.  

gautengThe Star reports that the Gauteng government has spent more than R2.3 million paying the City of Joburg rates and utilities for the vacant Bank of Lisbon building.  

ShopriteSowetanLive reports that employees at a Shoprite supermarket in Southgate, Johannesburg south, want justice after allegedly being called "lazy k***s" by a regional manager.  

gavel thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that a former employee who defrauded the Cancer Association of SA (Cansa) out of more than R300,000 in an electricity payment scam has been jailed for two years.  

sabcEWN reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has suspended three of its employees for the airing of the incorrect clip of President Cyril Ramaphosa's address on gender-based violence.  

newsNews24 reports that a man died after he fell approximately 25 metres from a roof on Tuesday afternoon.  

edconBL Premium reports that the head of Edcon, the country’s second-largest clothing retailer, says SA’s anaemic economy is simply not growing enough to allow companies to boost earnings and create jobs.