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.

samwu thumb medium80 78News24Wire reports that municipal staff and officials at State-owned entities (SOEs) are suffering as a seemingly countrywide delay in paying salaries has hit home.  

healthcareANA reports that the health of some of the hundreds of mine workers who were staging a sit-in underground at the Lanxess chrome mine outside Rustenburg was deteriorating, a worker indicated on Wednesday.  

ParmalatSowetanLive reports that Parmalat has embarked on a restructuring process that could leave hundreds of its workers in the distribution section of the company jobless.  

tshwane thumb100 The Citizen reports that Tshwane executive mayor Steven Mokgalapa has been accused of appointing two unqualified directors in senior, highly paid positions.  

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Wednesday, 26 June 2019.

eskomBusinessLive reports that Eskom has expressed concern about incidents in which its offices were blockaded and employees were intimidated and assaulted.  

southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that a head of public administration would be appointed by April next year, minister in the presidency Jackson Mthembu said on Tuesday in response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) last week.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that Public Enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan says that, contrary to public speculation, the unbundling of Eskom is on track.  

newsBL Premium reports that Khulubuse Zuma, who has been provisionally sequestrated with claims that he owes R1.4bn to creditors of the Pamodzi mining group, has apparently only now consulted a lawyer in the matter.  

numsaBusinessLive reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) wants mineral resources minister Gwede Mantashe to conduct a forensic audit of Lanxess’s chrome mine and possibly revoke its licence, following allegations of rampant corruption at the mine.  

healthcareBusinessLive reports that health minister Zweli Mkhize said on Tuesday that the government would ensure that the National Health Insurance (NHI) bill was tabled in parliament soon.  

picBL Premium reports the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) is poised to take disciplinary action against 11 staff members for their part in the decision to invest more than R4bn in Ayo Technologies.  

DenelBusinessLive reports that public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan announced on Tuesday that Denel’s 3,500 employees would receive their full salaries for June.  

MultiChoiceBusinessLIve reports that pay-TV operator MultiChoice is pushing ahead with a retrenchment process that could result in up to 2,194 employees losing their jobs because of the company’s plans to restructure its customer service model.  

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of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Tuesday, 25 June 2019.

sabcEWN reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) confirmed on Tuesday that a fire that broke out at the corporation's Radio Park building, in Auckland Park, had been put out.  

newsANA reports that police in Paterson in the Eastern Cape are investigating a case of malicious damage to property after two trucks were torched and destroyed, causing damage estimated at R3 million.  

sapsThe Citizen reports that a 34-year-old police officer was fatally shot when suspects opened fire at the police vehicle in Lavender Hill, Cape Town, Western Cape police indicated on Tuesday.  

JMPDThe Citizen reports that five Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officers were arrested by the Hawks on Monday for alleged corruption after attempting to solicit an R11,000 bribe from a man who was in possession of an illegal firearm.  

SanefNews24 reports that the SA National Editors' Forum (Sanef) on Monday confirmed the launch of an Inquiry into Media Ethics, with a panel of commissioners to be headed by retired judge Kathleen Satchwell.  

Stats SAEngineering News reports that employment in SA’s non-agricultural formal sector grew by 22,000 in the first quarter of 2019, Statistics SA announced on Tuesday in its latest Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) bulletin.  

DenelEngineering News reports that state-owned defence industrial group Denel confirmed on Tuesday that it would be paying its staff only 85% of their salaries for this month.  

SolidarityANA reports that Solidarity said in a statement on Thursday it was pleased that the courts had ruled against the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union’s (Amcu’s) agency fee agreement with Lonmin at its Marikana operations.  

numsaANA reports that the ongoing underground strike by members of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) at Lanxess Chrome Mine (LCM) in Rustenburg was illegal, the mine said on Monday.  

newsNews24 reports that an articulated truck set alight on the N2 in Somerset West saw the highway being closed on Monday evening, City of Cape Town traffic officials confirmed.  

sandf thumb medium90 89News24 reports that a Muslim member of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) was due to face a hearing in a military court in Cape Town on Tuesday because of her refusal to not wear her headscarf.  

easterncape thumb100 BusinessLive reports that Eastern Cape health MEC Sindiswa Gomba summoned hospital bosses to a meeting in East London on Tuesday to figure out how to improve the services provided by state facilities.  

DenelBusinessLive reports that state-owned arms manufacturer Denel has indicated that it is unable to pay its employees their full salaries this month.  

earningsMail & Guardian reports that over 360 employers, employing over 42,000 workers, have applied to be exempt from the R20 an hour national minimum wage (NMW).  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 24 June 2019.