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.

newsCape Argus reports that hair and beauty salon owners have launched an urgent interdict that could set a precedent for similar businesses.  

Like other small businesses, hair-salon owners face closure if they are forced to remain shut during the Covid-19 lockdown and Advocate Carlo Viljoen and associates will head to the high court on Tuesday to apply for an urgent court interdict for the industry to reopen.  Assisting with the initiative is Jade Tomé, a South African hair industry entrepreneur currently living in Portugal.  “As you know, we are currently classified at level 1, which is predicted to roll out in February 2021.  There are supposed negotiations from the current hair and beauty union who are hopeful to have the hair and beauty industry upgraded to level 3, which is scheduled to happen in September,” she indicated.  Tome argued that a court case was the only way to place all statistical data and expert opinions on record, and to reach a just and fair outcome.  Hair salons, beauty therapists and cosmetology studios have been closed since 27 March when the nationwide lockdown came into effect.  Nearly 70,000 people have signed an online petition launched by the Employers Organisation for Hairdressing, Cosmetology and Beauty pleading with the government to reconsider its decision.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Marvin Charles at Cape Argus
  • Read too, Black market haircuts are available in SA and here’s what hairdressers and barbers are charging, at BusinessInsider

Get other news reports at the SA Labour News home page