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.

sapsNews24 reports that the Western Cape will remain without a police commissioner for the foreseeable future after national commissioner Khehla Sitole ordered that the advert for the vacancy be withdrawn and be re-advertised.  

eskomThe Star writes that a R35-million fraud case against a former Eskom financial manager has highlighted the extent of the large-scale looting that took place at the embattled, financially-strained parastatal.  

psaFin24 reports that the Public Servants Association has called President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to yet again extend the deadline for submission of a final report by the Commission of Inquiry into the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) "unjustifiable".  

nsfasThe Star reports that a National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) administrator has been accused of meddling with an employees’ pension fund in a bid to get rid of black managers.  

gunTimesLIVE reports that a security guard was shot and wounded during an early Monday morning cash-in-transit robbery near the Thembalihle train station in KwaMashu, north of Durban.  

anglogoldashantiBusinessLive reports that AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) expects to agree a sale of its last SA assets in the first half of 2020, marking the end of its exposure to the country.  

AlexanderForbesBL Premium reports that former Alexander Forbes (AF) CEO Andrew Darfoor has quietly settled with the pension fund administrator, ending a year-long battle with the firm after he accused it of unfair dismissal.  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 25 October 2019.

Sibanye StillwaterBloomberg reports that according to Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman, platinum-mining workers were unlikely to embark on a strike as a result of the current round of wage negotiations.  

SparNews24 reports that the Department of Labour and Employment (DEL) said in a statement on Friday that one of Spar's franchise stores in Elardus Park, Pretoria, had been closed for an alleged failure to comply with various laws.  

joburgcityThe Citizen reports that nearly 20% of the City of Johannesburg’s firefighters were in their fifth week of suspension with partial pay, when they appeared at the Labour Court on Thursday.  

nsfasWeekend Argus reports that the National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is facing industrial action which could disrupt the funding application process for the 2020 academic year.  

cosatuSaturday Citizen reports that labour federation Cosatu staged a picket at the offices of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) in Rosebank on Friday, during a meeting on the economic crisis and job losses in the country.  

psaThe Saturday Star reports that a faction in the Public Service Association (PSA) intends to appeal a decision of the Labour Court in a bid to force the union to remove members of the board who were elected last month.  

ComairBL Premium reports that aviation company Comair’s remuneration policy and the tenure of its board members are set to come under the spotlight at Tuesday’s annual general meeting (AGM).  

picBusinessLive reports that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) employee who testified to serious malfeasance by senior executives involving the R4.3bn investment into Ayo Technology Solutions has challenged the integrity of the disciplinary process that saw him being fired.  

goldbarsBL Premium reports that SA’s gold industry is reeling under an increased number of attacks by heavily armed gunmen at their processing plants.  

sapsNews24 reports that four police officers stationed at the Honeydew police station in Gauteng have been arrested for the assault and murder of a detainee.  

gunNews24 reports that a KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) policeman is being sought after he allegedly gunned down a man during an argument in the early hours of Sunday morning.  

Netcare911News24 reports that three people have been injured in a gas explosion at a restaurant on Compensation Beach Road in Ballito on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast, local paramedics said.  

drdgoldTimesLIVE reports that a woman has been arrested after a deadly robbery at DRDGold’s Ergo operations in Ekurhuleni.  

unisaTimesLIVE reports that the nationwide strike by the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) at the University of SA (Unisa) entered its third day on Thursday.  

SanefNews24 reports that the Equality Court, sitting in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, has ruled against the SA National Editors Forum (Sanef) and five journalists in an application to interdict the EFF from intimidating, harassing and assaulting journalists.  

satawu thumb medium90 101The Star reports that the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) has slammed state-owned transport, freight and logistics company Transnet’s decision to pay over R24 million to two former executives - despite them having been suspended earlier this year.  

eskomFin24 reports that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has told Parliament that a new "competent" CEO for Eskom would be announced "very soon".  

nursing thumb medium90 93BusinessLive reports that private hospitals have appealed to the SA Nursing Council (SANC) to allow them to train more nurses, warning that the decision to restrict numbers threatens the pipeline of future nurses.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Wednesday, 23 October 2019.

ifpThe Citizen reports that following the shooting of a police sergeant attached to the Durban Harbour and the subsequent theft of his firearm, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has called for tougher sentences on perpetrators who attack police officers.  

gunEWN reports that Cape Town police are investigating an incident at the Heideveld train station, where a commuter died after he was allegedly shot by a security guard during an altercation over tickets.  

sapsTimesLIVE reports that two Cape Town police officers have been sentenced to three years in jail for accepting bribes from a drug dealer.