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.

NPABL Premium reports that former prosecutions boss Nomgcobo Jiba has lost the first round of her court battle to be reinstated to her position pending the Parliamentary process that will either confirm or overturn her removal.  

CCMASunday Times Business Times reports that new referrals to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) linked to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Act are expected to increase the agency’s dispute caseload by 25% this financial year.  

earningsBusinessLive reports that MPs are worried by the high salaries and benefits paid to senior university executives, in particular vice-chancellors, and have called for an inquiry into the matter.  

Senzo MchunuBusinessLIve reports that the Department of Public Service and Administration is finalising draft regulations for the conduct of lifestyle audits of government employees.  

nursing thumb medium90 93BL Premium reports that the government has temporarily waived one of the multiple bureaucratic hurdles facing public nursing colleges, which need approval from several agencies before they can begin training nurses on SA’s new qualifications, which kick in from January.  

fawuMail & Guardian reports that the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu), shaken by factional battles and a multimillion rand financial scandal, faces deregistration because of poor corporate governance and alleged mismanagement of membership fees.  

OldMutualSunday Times Business Times reports that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), as a major shareholder in Old Mutual, has taken a keen interest in the fracas between former CEO Peter Moyo and the company.  

picFin24 reports that the Members of Parliament (MPs) heard on Tuesday that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) would table a revised remuneration policy at the next Annual General Meeting with the shareholder - Treasury - in November.  

samwu thumb medium80 78BusinessLive reports that the cash-strapped SA Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) is gunning for R29m that it accuses the City of Johannesburg of illegally withholding in contravention of the Labour Relations Act.  

TwitterNews24 reports that EWN reporter Barry Bateman will be able to pay his bills at the end of the month after a "crowdfunding" campaign managed to raise enough money to cover his October salary.  

newsNews24 reports that an explicit video has been loaded on to a well-known pornographic website citing the name of Fiona Viotti, the Bishops Diocesan College water polo coach who resigned last week amid allegations of a sexual affair with an 18-year-old matric pupil.  

JMPDTimesLIVE reports that a Johannesburg metro police department (JMPD) officer died after she was run over on the M1 on Thursday morning.  

ShopriteTimesLIVE reports that a Shoprite regional manager who was under investigation after allegedly referring to black employees as lazy k*****s has been found not guilty.  

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gautrainEngineering News reports that from 31 October, public transport in SA will move one step closer to integrated ticketing with the Gautrain to accept contactless bank cards for payment of its train, parking and bus services.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that eleven employees of a vehicle testing station in Limpopo, including the owner, were arrested in Marble Hall on Wednesday for allegedly issuing fraudulent roadworthy certificates.  

Netcare911News24 reports that a Gauteng factory worker sustained a "traumatic injury" when he slipped and fell, in the process crushing his arm in a roller.  

OldMutualBL Premium reports that axed Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo says jail terms are the appropriate punishment for Old Mutual directors for the contempt of court he is accusing them of.  

SARSFinancial Mail reports that the clean-up at the SA Revenue Service (Sars) is continuing apace, but senior officials who served under former commissioner Tom Moyane have received payouts to leave the tax collector.  

skaBusinessLive reports that according to Northern Cape premier Zamani Saul, the Square Kilometre Array’s (SKA’s) huge scientific project in the Northern Cape should boost the local economy by creating employment.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Wednesday, 16 October 2019.

newsTimesLIVE reports that Eastgate Mall management has condemned the "abusive" behaviour of an upmarket salon boss towards staff members.  Her actions were captured in a series of video clips and occurred at the "Nail Me" salon on Tuesday.  

ConCourtSowetanLive reports that ninety-two year old liberation struggle activist Nathaniel Mashilo Masemola must receive a special pension, the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) ruled on Tuesday.  

sabcSowetanLive reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng has gone to court to challenge a five-year-old report by the public protector in his latest bid to force the public broadcaster to release his R8m pension payout.  

DlodloTimesLIVE reports that one hundred senior officials at troubled power utility Eskom have refused to undergo the security vetting processes of the State Security Agency (SSA).  

MultiChoiceThe Star reports that a swift response resulted in workers being safely evacuated after fire engulfed one of the MultiChoice buildings in Randburg on Tuesday.  

employment thumb100 Engineering News reports that according to Gauteng Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development MEC, Morakane Mosupyoe, the establishment of the Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will – “without a doubt” – aid in job creation and economic growth.  

transnetMining Weekly reports that Transnet on Wednesday announced two fatalities and two severe injuries after a head-on collision between two trains at the Matlabas crossing, located between Thabazimbi and Lephalale, in Limpopo.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that three Limpopo traffic officials are in custody after they allegedly contravened their bail conditions by committing an offence similar to the one they had been arrested for earlier this year.  

NPANews24 reports that past and present deputy directors of public prosecutions (DDPPs) will finally receive their increases and benefits after a decade-long battle.