news shutterstockIn our Friday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 22 September 2016.


TOP STORY – MOTSOENENG’s SABC EMPLOYMENT SAGA

Presidency says it 'respects' SCA ruling on Motsoeneng

TimesLive reports that the Presidency on Friday commented on the controversy surrounding the continued employment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) by saying it “noted and respects the judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA)”.

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Motsoeneng hits false note blowing his own trumpet at Mandoza funeral

BDLive reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng upset mourners when he took to the podium at kwaito star Mandoza’s funeral to push his own agenda and lambast his critics.

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Bemawu to resist any bid to give Motsoeneng new job at SABC

BDLive reports that the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) has vowed to challenge any decision to keep Hlaudi Motsoeneng at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • SABC board to ask Minister to re-appoint Hlaudi Motsoeneng, at News24
  • Communication ministry denies receiving Hlaudi request letter, at News24


OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

Chemical explosion in Pretoria on Thursday, workers evacuated

The Citizen reports that a chemical explosion erupted at AGChem, a chemical plant in Waltloo, Pretoria, on Thursday.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Driver pinned underneath burning truck, at The Witness
  • Contractors hurt in Wentworth Engen Oil Refinery fire, at Daily News


MINING LABOUR

Harmony Gold reports fatality at Phakisa mine

Mining Weekly reports that an employee was fatally injured early on Friday morning in a rail-bound equipment accident at Harmony Gold’s Phakisa mine, in the Free State.

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Zama zamas are here to stay, says mining lawyer Warren Beech

Mineweb reports that according to prominent mining lawyer Warren Beech, trying to police and discourage illegal miners (zama zamas) is extremely hard to do.

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Assmang investigates sexual harassment complaint against Black Rock Mine manager

ANA reports that Black Rock Mine on Wednesday said it was investigating an internal complaint of sexual harassment involving a manager and a female employee.

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INDUSTRIAL ACTION / STRIKES / LOCK-OUTS

Robertson Winery wage strike enters second month

eNCA reports that workers at Robertson Winery have vowed to continue striking, despite losing this month's salaries.

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LABOUR MARKET / JOBS

Research report shows sugar tax could cause up to 70,700 job losses

Fin24 reports that the proposed 20% tax on sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) could possibly generate only R4.4bn of the R7.5bn that was estimated, research by Oxford Economics revealed.

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YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

Internship scheme to give 1m youths a foot in the door

Financial Mail writes about the plan that business has backed to place 1m young people in paid one-year internships over the next three years.

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REMUNERATION / FRINGE BENEFITS / PERKS

Only the best for the high-flying pilots at struggling SAA

TMG Digital reports that pilots reportedly get five-star accommodation and generous travel benefits‚ at a cost of R697m a year for ailing South African Airways.

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EDUCATION

Teaching union Natu calls on government to fast-track free education

ANA reports that the National Teachers’ Union (Natu) on Thursday called on government to fast-track free tertiary education because “the country is burning”.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Students, UCT staff not on the same page at Parliament protest, at News24
  • ‘Education funding talks must include economic reality facing mining sector’, at EWN


EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT / CORRUPTION / DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Declare if you do business with state or you're out, public servants told

TimesLive reports that public servants who do business with the state will be fired if they don't give up their business interests by January next year.

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Other internet posting(s) in this news category

  • Axed South Peninsula High principal told to stay away from school, at Cape Argus


COMMUTING

Langa rail service in CT still suspended as authorities assess damage

EWN reports that Metrorail officials will on Friday receive a report on the extent of the damage caused to infrastructure during protests in Langa.

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WEB LINKS TO LABOUR NEWS ARTICLES ON THURSDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER 2016

See our listing of links to labour articles published on the internet on Thursday, 22 September 2016 at SA Labour News

 

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