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 Citizen reports that according to Democratic Alliance (DA) MPL and member of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Tim Brauteseth, government has in effect “openly admitted” that public service integrity and ethics laws that came into effect in 2014 had only been “operationalised” earlier this year.  

groupfiveMoneyweb reports that about 500 jobs have been saved by the sale of Group Five Projects – a subsidiary of Group Five Construction, which is in business rescue – to the Mauritian-based Teichmann Group.  

publicprotectorNews24 reports that Public Protector (PP) Busisiwe Mkhwebane has dismissed the institution's chief operating officer, Basani Baloyi, and has suspended four senior officials and investigators.  Baloyi will leave the Public Protector's employ at the end of this month.  

daANA reports that a Democratic Alliance (DA) councillor suffered two broken fingers and rib injuries after he was allegedly beaten-up by striking municipal workers at Bojanala Platinum District Municipality in the North West.  

santacoDaily News writes that the dire economic situation in SA means fewer people are using public transport, which could be fuelling the taxi wars that have become part of the transport landscape.  

nursing thumb medium90 93SowetanLive reports that three nurses accused of turning away a heavily pregnant woman who then gave birth at the entrance of a Mamelodi clinic have been fired.  

unisaANA reports that the University of South Africa (Unisa) on Tuesday announced that its Sunnyside campus in Pretoria was not accessible as a result of protest action by members of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu).  

newsANA reports that Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) said on Wednesday that it would this week be hosting an iron and steel forum in Durban to reflect on the progress made since the signing of an accord on occupational health and safety in 2013.  

Stats SABusinessLive reports that consumer inflation moderated to an annualised 4.1% in September, surprising analysts, and boosting the expectation that SA’s embattled consumers might get another interest rate cut in 2019.  

nxesiEngineering News reports that with SA’s unemployment level at nearly 30% – and youth employment at nearly 50% – Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) Minister Thulas Nxesi has encouraged the country to “not give up hope”.  

hawksThe Citizen reports that the Hawks in Limpopo are investigating the circumstances surrounding the appointment of Greater Tzaneen municipal manager Serapelo Matlala.  

DRDGoldMiningmx reports that on Monday evening an armed gang which stole an estimated 17kg of gold from the premises of DRDGold’s Ergo operations east of Johannesburg fatally wounded the firm’s chief security officer.  

SparANA reports that the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) on Friday welcomed the decision of the Spar Guild Southern Africa to terminate the membership of the Giannacopoulos Group for various alleged infractions, including non-compliance with labour laws and the national minimum wage.  

pfaTimesLIVE reports that the Office of the Pension Funds Adjudicator (PFA) received 11,399 new complaints over the past year from aggrieved members of pension funds and the beneficiaries of deceased members.  

kznlogo thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) co-operative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) MEC Sipho Hlomuka has conveyed his condolences to the families of five Jozini municipal workers who died in a motor accident at the weekend.  

NWUTimesLIVE reports that students and staff at the North West University (NWU) are mourning the death of a lecturer, who allegedly fell into a trench at the university's Potchefstroom campus.  

eskomReuters reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday that the government would soon announce a permanent CEO for state-owned Eskom.  

newsNetwerk24 reports that a lecturer at North-West University was killed this past weekend in a freak accident.  

cosatuFin24 reports that on Friday Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe briefed media on the recently Integrated Resources Plan for 2019 (IRP2019), which was gazetted earlier.  

sapuTimesLIVE reports that the SA Policing Union (Sapu) on Friday called for the immediate disbandment of the specialist National Intervention Unit (NIU) after claims its members killed fellow policemen.  

transhexBL Premium reports that diamond miner Trans Hex has put its unprofitable unit West Coast Resources (WCR) into liquidation, citing a fall of nearly a third in diamond prices.  

newsBusinessLive reports that property group Calgro M3 said on Monday it would be cutting staff and disposing of various projects amid an intensifying focus on cash preservation.  

picFin24 reports that Public Investment Corporation (PIC) interim chair Reuel Khoza says that concerns that businessman Iqbal Survé's Sekunjalo Holdings could be moving assets offshore is one of the reasons why the PIC believes it would be a logical step to have the company (Sekunjalo) liquidated.  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 18 October 2019.

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that a Mpumalanga teacher accused of sexually assaulting eight Grade 7 pupils has appeared in court and has been released on bail.  

OldMutualFin24 reports that Old Mutual Personal Finance Managing Director Karabo Morule has stepped down, citing personal reasons.  

newsSowetanLive writes that venerable actor Seputla Sebogodi has come a long way from being jailed for his political plays to being one of the most revered actors of our time.  

CCMANews24 reports that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has found that news agency Bloomberg did not commit unfair labour practices in a case involving senior journalist Sam Mkokeli.  

newsNews24 reports that a probe by Bishops Diocesan College into serious misconduct allegations against a former female teacher got under way on Friday, with the principal having been interviewed by the appointed attorney and senior advocate.  

sapsNews24 reports that Gauteng police said on Saturday after two people were arrested last week on corruption charges that no payment was required at any stage of the police's recruitment application process.