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.

nursing thumb medium90 93SABC News reports that the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) has partnered with provincial departments of health in six provinces to commemorate International Nurses' Day (IND) on Friday.  

samwu thumb medium80 78TimesLive reports that the SA Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) has warned of a shutdown in Johannesburg‚ saying city officials have failed to address their grievances.  

universumFin24 reports that according to Universum Global’s survey on employer attractiveness for students and young professionals, government departments and parastatals have declined in attractiveness from the previous year.  

Central Rand GoldMining Weekly reports that Central Rand Gold (CRG) on Thursday requested a suspension in trading in its shares on the JSE and LSE, owing to ongoing production losses associated with strikes at its operations.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90BusinessLive writes that the murky dealings around hundreds of millions of rand that has gone missing from accounts held for royalty payments to the Bapo Ba Mogale community near Rustenburg could be an underlying cause for protests that have brought two Lonmin mines to a standstill.  

southafricalogoSowetanLive reports that dozens of employees at the Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund have been suspended for widespread fraud allegedly worth millions of rands.  

sahrc thumb medium90 90TMG Digital reports that the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) is being investigated by the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) for the union’s role in allegedly denying children the right to a basic education.  

mildredoliphantBusinessLive reports that Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant clarified on Thursday that there will be no blanket exemptions for economic sectors from the national minimum wage (NMW).  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 11 May 2017.

news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Wednesday, 10 May 2017.

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Miningmx reports that platinum producer Lonmin has lost about R40m in revenue following week-long community disruptions at its Marikana operation in which damage to property and intimidation of employees were reported.  

ancANA reports that the African National Congress (ANC) said on Wednesday that the latest Employment Equity Report painted a picture of "persistent and deep-rooted inequalities" towards SA’s transformation project.  

mildredoliphantBloomberg reports that whites, who comprise about 8% of the population, hold more than 68% of top management positions, while blacks, who make up more than four-fifths of citizens, hold 14%.  

samwu thumb medium80 78The New Age reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) in Limpopo wants a senior official suspended from the office of the Sekhukhune district municipality after allegations were made of sexual harassment.  

numMining Review reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has noted a statement by Eskom board chairperson Ben Ngubane saying that plans to decommission five power stations were not 'set in stone'.  

ifpNews24 reports that the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) said on Wednesday that the fact that 65,000 people applied for 1,500 Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) trainee positions showed that the youth were desperate for decent jobs.  

Rhodes UniversityTMG Digital/DispatchLive report that National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) members were huddled in talks on a revised wage offer from Rhodes University on Thursday.   

protestTMG Digital reports that informal miners (zama zamas) in Kimberley have protested against mining company Ekapa‚ which the miners claim has been operating without a permit.  

sabcNews24 reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng's disciplinary hearing following his media conference on 19 April is set for next Wednesday.  

healthcareThe Star reports that bites, verbal and physical assault and even being hit with a drip stand are just some of what health care workers face from patients and colleagues in hospitals across Gauteng.  

chickensFin24 reports that the government is in the process of trying to find funding for chicken producers who are facing closure or who have closed due to the poultry crisis in South Africa.  

Central Rand GoldBusiness Report writes that Central Rand Gold (CRG) is being run with skeleton staff at its operation as the company grapples with a strike over annual wage increases.  

protestReuters reports that protesters seeking jobs and better housing clashed with police for the third straight day on Wednesday in parts of Johannesburg and also spread to Pretoria, piling pressure on a government faced with weak economic growth.  

Apologies, but due to some capacity constraints there will be a break in new news postings on this site.  We will resume postings on Thursday morning. Thank you for your understanding. Editor.

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 8 May 2017.

news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 5 May 2017.

marikanacommission thumb100 EWN reports that the Marikana Support Campaign said that, while it welcomed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's latest comments about his role in the 2012 massacre, this was not enough.  

effTMG Digital reports that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have condemned national assembly speaker Baleka Mbete’s decision to pay a danger allowance to the "bouncers" in parliament.  

ramaphosa2News24 reports that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has apologised for the manner in which the Marikana massacre unfolded, saying he was sorry for the inappropriate language he used at the time.  

chickensSunday Tribune reports that Scott Pitman, MD of Rainbow Chicken, claimed on Saturday that mistrust between government and the private sector has led to massive job losses in the chicken industry.