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.

southafricalogoThe Star reports that cabinet ministers have been left with no choice but to tighten their belts further as the Department of Public Service and Administration has indicated that it will not be held liable for any costs incurred by executive members.  

prasaMoneyweb reports that trade unions have welcomed the decision by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula to dissolve the board of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) and place it under administration with immediate effect.  

MangoMoneyweb reports that the Black Management Forum (BMF) has filed papers in the Johannesburg High Court challenging the appointment of Nico Bezuidenhout as the chief executive of Mango Airlines.  

southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that in a move that could see it clashing with trade unions, the government is considering implementing drastic spending cuts across the public service, including extending a pay freeze to all public servants.  

CricketSATimesLIVE reports that the SA Cricketers’ Association (Saca) has again called for the entire board of Cricket SA (CSA) to resign.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 9 December 2019.

easterncape thumb100 The Citizen reports that the Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus) is to ask Minister of Public Service and Administration Senzo Mchunu to investigate the hiring of a new head of the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Land Reform after she was found guilty of theft by the Department of Agriculture.  

healthcareThe Sunday Independent reports that the newly appointed chief executive of the Far East Rand Hospital, Dr Zachariah Mathaba, was employed despite facing charges of gross dishonesty for allegedly being paid for two years’ overtime that he “did not fulfil”.  

numBusiness Report writes that the deaths of four mine workers following a rockfall on Saturday at the Tau Lekoa gold mine in Orkney, North West, has sent shock waves across the mining industry.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92News24 reports that Metrorail has released footage captured on CCTV of two of the men wanted for the fires which recently crippled Cape Town’s rail network.  

Road Accident FundCity Press reports that the Road Accident Fund (RAF) has been unable to pay expenses like salaries because its bank accounts have been attached.  

earningsMoneyweb reports that EOH Holdings is in the crosshairs over executive pay, with an astonishing 65% of shareholders voting against the group’s remuneration policy and its implementation at last Thursday’s annual general meeting (AGM).  

handcuffsTimesLIVE reports that Thabo Lekalakala, the suspended head of the North West health department, appeared in the Molopo Magistrate’s court on Friday in connection with the fraudulent appointment of Gupta-linked company Mediosa.  

AlexanderForbesBusinessLive reports that financial services group Alexander Forbes Holdings said on Monday that SA’s sluggish economy continued to impede its revenue growth, with its clients having dipped more into their retirement savings during the six months to end-September.  

GEPFBloomberg reports that the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) is planning to invest more of its about R2-trillion in fixed-income and unlisted assets as SA faces a possible credit-rating downgrade by Moody’s Investors Service in 2020.  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 6 December 2019.

saa thumb medium95 76Saturday Star reports that two unions have threatened to go to court to challenge the decision to appoint a business rescue practitioner at SAA without consulting them.  

CricketSAThe Citizen reports that local cricket fans who need a break from the shenanigans at Cricket South Africa (CSA) can be rest assured that the Proteas will play England later this month.  

joburgcityNews24 reports that around 200 firefighters have reportedly been dismissed from the City of Johannesburg after an unauthorised strike.  

newsNews24 reports that Village Main Reef Limited confirmed on Sunday that the final casualty in the Tau Lekoa gold mine disaster near Orkney, North West, had been located and was being retrieved.  

OldMutualFin24 reports that the Johannesburg High Court on Friday reserved judgement in Old Mutual’s appeal against a lower court ruling reinstating axed CEO Peter Moyo.  

TUTThe Sunday Independent reports that the qualifications of the man at the helm of Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT’s) finances have come under the spotlight after relevant state regulatory bodies said they had no records of him being registered as a chartered accountant (CA).  

graduate thumb100 News24 reports that a former Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) executive, who was found to have lied about his qualifications, has lost his bid to appeal a court order that he must pay back R5.7m received from Prasa since 2010.  

gideonduplessisGideon du Plessis, general secretary of trade union Solidarity, writes that the latest developments at the Johannesburg city council merely accentuate the cycle of political coalitions that are renowned for making up and breaking up.  

councilmedicalschemesBL Premium reports that the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has sent shock waves through the industry in announcing plans to scrap by March 2021 the pared-down schemes and primary health-care products used by low-income families.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 5 December 2019.

saa thumb medium95 76BusinessLive reports that the two unions behind the recent damaging strike at South African Airways (SAA) say they want the government to explain what the proposed “radical restructuring” of the loss-making airline would entail.  

GEPFBusinessLive reports that the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) saw the growth of its investment portfolio grind to a halt for its past financial year, because of its exposure to the SA economy.  

SolidarityBusinessLive reports that trade union Solidarity has claimed credit for the decision to place ailing state-owned South African Airways (SAA) into business rescue and has criticised the government for wanting more control over a process it was initially opposed to.  

newsNews24 reports that a person was killed on Thursday after a helicopter crashed in Eshowe, north of Durban, paramedic services have said.