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.

Solidarity2EWN reports that according to trade union Solidarity, legal correspondence with former Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe and the power utility’s board has revealed clear evidence that his R30 million pension payout amounted to criminal conduct.  

Lynne BrownANA reports that Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown on Wednesday told a parliamentary inquiry she was convinced that former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe had resigned from the state-owned power utility.  

sapsTimesLive reports that four illegal miners were killed and 17 were arrested following a shoot-out with the police at an open field in Dawn Park‚ east of Johannesburg‚ on Thursday morning.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) has expressed concern after videos recently surfaced on social media showing Metrorail passengers riding on top of moving trains and clinging onto the sides of carriages.  

handshake thumb medium90 90Miningmx reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) confirmed on Thursday it had signed a new, three-year agreement with coal mining members of the Chamber of Mines.  

SARSBusinessLive reports that the auditor-general has found that the SA Revenue Service (SARS) has failed to comply with legislation by unlawfully paying bonuses to staff without the approval of the Finance Minister.  

artisansBusinessLive reports that the government is looking to reduce the number of sector education and training authorities (Setas) as part of broader plans to revamp the post-school education and training system.  

cosatuBloomberg reports that union federation Cosatu is looking to alter the balance of power in its alliance with the ANC and wants the party to change its constitution to limit the president’s power to reshuffle his Cabinet.  

sapsBusinessLive reports that Gen Khehla Sitole has been appointed as the new national police commissioner by President Jacob Zuma.  

southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that acting director-general at the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA), Sam Vukela, appeared before Parliament’s portfolio committee on public service and administration on Wednesday. 

miner thumb medium90 104Reuters reports that lawyers acting for thousands of miners who contracted fatal lung diseases silicosis and tuberculosis in mines said on Tuesday settlement talks with implicated gold companies for an out-of-court deal could be reached by December.  

graphdown thumb medium90 80BusinessLive reports that consumer inflation dipped as expected in October, thanks in part to smaller fuel price increases and a continued moderation of food inflation.  

parliamentBusinessLive reports that the bill providing for the implementation of a tax on sugary beverages was passed by the National Assembly on Tuesday.  

medicaldoctorANA reports that a 62-year-old doctor was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly selling medical certificates in Rustenburg, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) in North West said.  

DawnBusiness Report writes that Distribution and Warehousing Network (Dawn), the listed manufacturer and distributor of plumbing and hardware brands, has retrenched about 1,300 people in the past two years.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 21 November 2017.

numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) on Tuesday condemned what it called attempts by household appliances maker Whirlpool to bully it into signing an agreement to end ongoing industrial action.  

gunNews24 reports that hijackers robbed and shot an animal inspector mere metres from the Animal Welfare Society in Philippi on Monday afternoon.  

sandf thumb medium90 89News24 reports that the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has confirmed that Brian Molefe was regarded as a reserve force member and was remunerated.  

coalMiningmx reports that the Chamber of Mines of SA and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) reconvened on Monday (November 20).to discuss the latest coal industry wage offer made following eleventh hour talks.  

nehawu80eNCA reports that disruptions were expected on Tuesday at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and the Community Education and Training (CET) colleges countrywide.  

CapeTownlogoANA reports that a taxi driver in Cape Town was arrested on Monday, after a breath alcohol test revealed he was 13 times over the legal limit.  

newsCape Argus reports that a group of South African students has won the 2017 Geneva Challenge Prize after they developed an app for jobseekers.  

southafricalogoTimesLive reports that a huge shortfall in qualified, practising social workers in SA has resulted in NGOs upskilling to pick up the slack.  

sandu1News24 reports that the SA National Defence Union (Sandu) on Monday said it would this week be filing criminal charges against former Eskom boss Brian Molefe following his appointment as an honorary colonel of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF).  

tshwane thumb100 The Citizen reports that Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga did a walkabout at Denlyn Shopping Centre, in Mamelodi West, on Monday to recruit the jobless to register for the improved Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).  

numsaBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has called on the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) to reject power utility Eskom’s request for a 19.9% tariff increase.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 20 November 2017.

southafricalogoNews24 reports that employees of the national Department of Public Works (DPW) will now be measured against the payment of contractors within 30 days.  

cosatuThe Citizen reports that labour federation Cosatu will go on a national strike if funds from the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) are used to bail out the embattled SA Airways (SAA), Parliament heard on Friday.