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.

sapsThe Citizen reports that the Pretoria Regional Court on Wednesday sentenced Major-General Solomon Lazarus to 10 years behind bars in the “abuse of the Secret Service slush fund” case involving former senior crime intelligence personnel.  

ambulanceEWN reports that there have been 68 attacks on medical emergency officials across the Western Cape this year, which is a marked increase from last year when 20 incidents were recorded.  

auditorgeneralIndependent News reports that on Wednesday Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke released the updated findings on the second audit of Covid-19 relief funds.  

nedlacBL Premium reports that on Tuesday business, labour and the government kicked Eskom’s R488bn debt problem down the road as they signed a framework agreement detailing a set of broad rescue measures to stabilise the power utility.  

Stats SAFin24 reports that headline consumer price inflation slowed to 3.2% year-on-year in November from 3.3% in October, data from Statistics SA showed on Wednesday.  

ramaphosa2News24 reports that the performance agreements President Cyril Ramaphosa entered into with each minister have all been signed and are available for public perusal.  

sapsNews24 reports that two police commanders at the Eastern Cape police head office in King William's Town have died on the same day of Covid-19.  

auroraTimesLIVE reports that the Aurora Empowerment liquidators have approached the High Court in Pretoria in an effort to force lawyer John Walker to disclose how much has been collected from Aurora’s debtors, including the directors who were sequestrated.  

kznlogo thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that the Asset Forfeiture Unit has frozen R23m worth of assets belonging to members of staff in the office of the KwaZulu-Natal premier.  

protestSowetanLIVE reports that a group of teachers from private schools in Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg, protested outside the offices of the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) in the Joburg CBD on Tuesday over the nonpayment of subsidies for months.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Tuesday, 8 December 2020.

gunEWN reports that there has been yet another attack on Cape Town ambulance staff – this time in Mitchells Plain.  On Tuesday morning, two EMS personnel were on a call in Beacon Valley when they came under attack.  

telkom thumb100 BusinessLive reports that Telkom is in need of a finance chief after Tsholofelo Molefe left the partially state-owned operator for competitor MTN, but the question is how Telkom will be going about filling the position.  

nedlacBL Premium reports that National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) held its annual summit on Tuesday under the theme, “social compacting for economic recovery in the time of Covid-19”.  

CapeTownlogoNews24 reports that Cape Town firefighters don’t seem to be getting a break from attackers after a brick was thrown through the window of a water tanker in Lakeside.  

ParktownBoysThe Citizen reports that Gauteng education department spokesperson Steve Mabona on Monday confirmed the dismissal of Parktown Boys’ High School headmaster Malcolm Williams.  

sapsNews24 reports that a bizarre turn of events has seemingly left the police’s Crime Intelligence Unit rudderless, with top brass unable to serve Lieutenant General Peter Jacobs with a letter of suspension while he is on "sick leave".  

anglogoldashantiReuters reports that AngloGold Ashanti's (AGA’s) chairperson Sipho Pityana has resigned with immediate effect and will be replaced by independent non-executive director Maria Ramos.  

saa thumb medium95 76TimesLIVE reports that the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has urged trade unions representing employees at SA Airways (SAA) to finalise the business rescue process, including the full and final settlement of deferred salaries for employees.  

nedlacBL Premium reports that according to Cosatu’s Matthew Parks, business and government representatives will formally endorse the union federation’s proposal to use the pensions of public servants to reduce Eskom’s debilitating debt pile.  

saa thumb medium95 76Bloomberg reports that according to a trade union leader, the government has asked workers at SA Airways (SAA) to accept three months’ pay rather than the eight months they are entitled to by labour law and the terms of a business rescue plan.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 7 December 2020.

SolidarityTrade union Solidarity announced on Monday that the SA Post Office (Sapo) had paid the first of it overdue instalments to MEDiPOS, the medical aid fund for post office employees.  

earningsGroundUp reports that a majority (nine) of the 12 members of the National Minimum Wage Commission has recommended that the national minimum wage be lifted from R20.76 an hour to R21.68 an hour.  

retirementBusiness Report writes that Deputy Finance Minister David Masondo has reassured pension fund managers that the changing regulatory environment will not give the government power over their savings.  

newsTimesLIVE reports that a truck driver was tied up and robbed of his belongings on the N1 near Winburg at the weekend.  Brig Motantsi Makhele of the Free State police said the 43-year-old driver parked his truck next to the road to take a nap.  

sadtu90TimesLIVE reports that the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) said on Monday that it anticipated filing an urgent court application before the end of the day to interdict the Department of Basic Education’s decision that matrics must rewrite leaked maths and science exam papers.  

sabcTimesLIVE reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board has denied having taken a decision to "charge" group executive of news and current affairs Phathiswa Magopeni for her stance on retrenchments.  

NPATimesLIVE reports that Advocate Shamila Batohi, national director of public prosecutions, says that SA needs better protection for whistle-blowers if the country is to win the fight against corruption.  

GEPFBloomberg reports that the head of the Government Employee Pension Fund (GEPF) is retreating from his predecessor’s threat to withdraw money from the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), as he backs a turnaround at the scandal-plagued asset manager.