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.

eskomBusinessLive reports that Solidarity has given former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe seven days to pay the R700,000 owed to it, while the power utility has given him until next week to cough up about R10m in pension payments that were unlawfully paid to him.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 15 August 2019.

sasboThe Star reports that the SA Society of Bank Officials (Sasbo) has vowed to bring the financial sector to a standstill by downing tools next month if banks go ahead with their planned job cuts.  

SolidarityTimesLIVE reports that former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has written a letter to trade union Solidarity requesting 30 days to repay a legal cost order made against him to the tune of R708,102.  

southafricalogoThe Star reports that a staggering number of vacancies in public service remained unfilled despite unemployment soaring to a scary 29%.  

graduate thumb100 BusinessLive reports that the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology wants to ensure that universities receive all the necessary support to recruit, develop and retain academic staff.  

marikanacommission thumb100 Financial Mail writes that the Marikana commission’s terms of reference were not broad enough for it to make a recommendation on compensation of the victims of the 16 August 2012 massacre.  

cloverBusinessLive reports that trade unions opposed to the proposed sale of foods and beverages company Clover Industries to consortium Milco urged the Competition Tribunal on Wednesday to block the R4.8bn transaction, over concerns about job losses.  

durbanThe Mercury reports that axed eThekwini municipal mayor, Zandile Gumede, says she will not be silenced.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that the seventh anniversary of the Marikana massacre commemoration will see high court appearances of both policemen and mineworkers.  

numsaBL Premium reports that automotive sector employers have broken their silence on the protracted wage talks with the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) by indicating that they are looking “promising”.  

OldMutualMoneyweb reports that axed Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo has launched a new offensive in his battle against the insurer.  

newsMoneyweb reports that the local cement manufacturing sector has been hit by a double whammy of cheap imports together with lower demand brought on by SA’s flagging economic growth.  

numsaMoneyweb reports that confusion reigned on Tuesday about an apparent deadlock reached between the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the motor sector at the Motor Industry Bargaining Council (Mibco).  

protestGroundUp reports that residents of Butterworth in the Eastern Cape have been without tap water for more than a week, and deliveries by tanker to surrounding villages have also stopped.  

eskomBloomberg reports that the chief executive role at Eskom, considered the most challenging job in corporate South Africa, is attracting interest from people who know how difficult it will be to turn the debt-ridden state utility around.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that two Home Affairs immigration officials were arrested on Monday for allegedly demanding a R40,000 bribe to renew the permits of three undocumented people in the Maluti area in the Eastern Cape.  

newsBusinessLive reports that plastics and packaging company Transpaco said on Tuesday that a three-month industry strike in late 2018 was partially responsible for the decline in the company’s full-year performance.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Mining Weekly reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has warned of a possible strike at Sibanye-Stillwater’s platinum mining operations in SA amid a “disappointing” wage increase offer.  

handcuffsANA reports that twenty people were arrested during a raid targeting illicit mining in Matholesville, Durban Deep in Roodepoort on Tuesday.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Tuesday, 13 August 2019.

gavel thumb100 The Citizen reports that ten Johannesburg police officers arrested for allegedly attempting to sell counterfeit goods confiscated in raids last week appeared in court on Monday.  All the cases were postponed.  

sapsThe Star reports that according to crime expert and senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies Dr Johan Burger, the deaths of police officers have halved in two decades.  

gavel thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that a North West parent who assaulted a teacher with a "stick filled with sharp objects" after claiming her child had been abused, was sentenced to three years' imprisonment on Monday.  

SolidarityTimesLIVE reports that trade union Solidarity has indicated that former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe should expect a knock on the door from the sheriff of the court.  

amcu thumb medium80 81BusinessLive reports that according to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), the “shockingly low” offer Sibanye-Stillwater has put on the table in the current platinum wage negotiations was an attempt to provoke workers into a strike.  

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that Johan Steyn, the man who was allegedly caught on CCTV driving over a security guard at a shopping complex in Stellenbosch, made a brief appearance in the Stellenbosch Magistrate's Court on Monday.  

samwu thumb medium80 78SABC News reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) in the Northern Cape has called on the Sol Plaatje Municipal Council to table a damning investigative report into the affairs of the municipality or face industrial action.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that the North West High Court heard on Monday that a police officer alerted former North West deputy police commissioner Major-General William Mpembe to the fact that there was a dying mineworker in the back of his official vehicle during the Marikana massacre.  

sactwuSABC News reports that the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (Sactwu), which is an affiliate of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), has signed an agreement following negotiations with the Supported Employment Enterprises (SEE) sector.