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.

southafricalogoMinister of Labour Mildred Oliphant announced on Tuesday that she has appointed Advocate Lehlohonolo Molefe as the new Registrar of Labour Relations in terms of section 108(1) of the Labour Relations Act .  

ambulanceTimeslive reports that the driver of an ambulance that collided with a police officer in a private vehicle in Cape Town on Tuesday was arrested for allegedly being under the influence of alcohol.  

numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) indicated on Wednesday that it would be holding a protest march against Eskom in Durban on 9 June over a “provocative” offer of a zero-percent wage increase.  

DlodloBL Premium reports that Public Services and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said on Tuesday that SA’s R587bn public sector wage bill had shot through the ceiling and the government would have to cut back on critical services if it failed to rein in pay increases.  

cosatuBusinessLive reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa is confident that the national minimum wage (NMW)‚ which he spearheaded‚ will be implemented — but only after a few minor issues have been addressed with alliance partner Cosatu.  

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SARSBusinessLive reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a new chairperson for the disciplinary inquiry into suspended SA Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Tom Moyane.  

handcuffsANA reports that three employees were among a total of eight people arrested in connection with a robbery at a Klerksdorp bank where more than R3 million was stolen, the Hawks said on Tuesday.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92News24 reports that a Metrorail train pulled into Retreat station in Cape Town on Tuesday morning with at least two of its carriages on fire.  

protestTimeslive writes that members of the General Industries Workers Union of SA (Giwusa) were due on Tuesday to picket outside the offices of the Bidvest Group in Midrand.  

minerThe Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development (OECD) reports that of the almost 50 countries it sampled‚ SA was the fifth hardest working country with workers spending an average of 43.3 hours a week on the job.  

tshwane thumb100 News24 reports that Tshwane Executive Mayor Solly Msimanga has asked for a full audit of qualifications held by management officials, following a qualifications scandal involving the city’s chief of staff.  

EqualEducationGroundUp reports that Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer has instructed Equal Education (EE) to stop operating in the province's schools by 22 May, until such time as her department holds a meeting with the organisation.  

coalBusinessLive reports that the business rescue practitioners (BRPs) of eight Gupta-linked companies, including Optimum Colliery, are fending off another attempt to remove them.  

healthcareFin24 reports that the successful implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI) programme hinges on its funding model, according to Ian Jacobsberg, partner at law firm Hogan Lovells.  

AdcorpBusinessLive writes that recruitment group Adcorp had a mountain to climb to realise its 2022 target of R1bn in earnings, announced alongside its results on Monday.  

newsBloomberg reports that a ban on mohair by dozens of global clothing retailers is threatening a R1.5bn industry in SA, the world’s biggest producer.  

medicaldoctorBusinessLive writes that Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s plans for a uniform tariff for healthcare services might prompt doctors to quit the profession or seek jobs overseas.  

SARSBusinessLive reports that former Constitutional Court justice Kate O’Regan will probably be removed as chairwoman of the disciplinary inquiry into suspended SA Revenue Service (SARS) boss Tom Moyane.  

PSCBCBusinessLive reports that public sector unions on Monday delayed the conclusion of wage negotiations with the government, with only the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) signing the agreement reached last week on Friday.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 21 May 2018.

corruptionwatchBusinessLive reports that former Constitutional Court Justice Kate O’Regan herself had informed suspended SA Revenue Service (SARS) boss Tom Moyane’s legal team that she had been a member of the board of Corruption Watch for a long period of time.  

earningsMoneyweb reports that shareholders slammed Barclays Africa Group (soon to be renamed Absa Group) on executive pay at the group’s AGM last Tuesday, with 47.4% of those present voting against the company’s remuneration report.  

pandorNews24 reports that Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor said on Thursday in her budget speech that her department was gearing itself up for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Business Report writes that Mining Forum of SA, a non-profit organisation advocating for the rights of mining communities in North West, has decided to petition the North West High Court in order to block the Lonmin takeover by Sibanye-Stillwater.  

PSCBCFin24 reports that the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) was due on Monday morning to present the public sector wage agreement to trade unions and government to be signed.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92Mail & Guardian reports that the Department of Basic Education (DBE) is undertaking a major effort to improve literacy and numeracy in three of the country’s most rural provinces.  

ramaphosa2Timeslive reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa has praised Volvo Group SA for its continuing investment in the country’s economy and commitment to the empowerment and development of the youth.  

samwu thumb medium80 78News24 reports that infighting within the SA Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) has led the Western Cape High Court to rule that the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) must place the Samwumed board under provisional curatorship.  

SteinhoffBusinessLive reports that Steinhoff International repurchased 40.4-million shares from its employee share-participation scheme in a transaction valued at about R2.3bn around 24 October 2017.