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 SA Police Service (SAPS) is investigating one of its police pilots who on Tuesday last week allegedly made an emergency landing in a parking lot in Queenstown, Eastern Cape, seemingly to buy a KFC meal.  

saceBusinessLive reports that teacher unions have panned the plan by the SA Council of Educators (Sace) to require teachers to reregister every three years.  

coalMining Weekly writes that an analysis of the Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) recommended plan in the draft Integrated Resource Plan 2018 (IRP 2018) shows that there will be a 30,000 net increase in employment in the electricity industry to 2030.  

DenelThe Citizen reports that according to defence expert Helmut Heitmann, problems at Denel have been exacerbated by the underfunding of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), which is finding it hard to buy new equipment.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 25 October 2018.

healthcareSowetanLive reports that more than 50 employees who bought posts through a jobs-for-cash scam at a Gauteng hospital have been allowed to remain as employees of the facility after they exposed senior officials who were implicated in the illegal operation.  

transnet thumb100 ANA reports that on Friday President Cyril Ramaphosa will officially launch a new R1-billion train manufacturing factory, supply and training centre at Dunnottar Park in Nigel.  

cosatuBusinessLive reports that labour federation Cosatu has accused finance minister Tito Mboweni of blaming government workers for the "fiscal crisis" after he singled out the public sector wage bill as the biggest risk facing the public purse.  

tshwane thumb100 BusinessLive reports that the ANC in Tshwane on Thursday morning tabled an urgent motion in the metro council to suspend city manager Moeketsi Mosola with immediate effect.  

pnp thumb100 Financial Mail writes that without a significant and sustained hike in the Pick n Pay share price in the next few days, group CEO Richard Brasher can wave goodbye to 1-million of his share options.  

newsBusinessLive writes that when the controversial Gupta family bought the Dominion uranium mine in 2010 they renamed it Shiva Uranium, after the Hindu god of destruction, which was apt because, increasingly, the mine appears doomed.  

tshwane thumb100 News24 reports that the Labour Court was due on Thursday to hear an urgent application, filed by Tshwane city manager Moeketsi Mosola, to prevent the release of a draft report on engineering company GladAfrica.  

Netcare911TimesLive reports that a 30-year-old man died after he was crushed by machinery at a factory in Springs‚ east of Johannesburg, on Wednesday.  

WorkingOnFireNews24 reports that Nico Heyns, 65, the helicopter pilot who died on Tuesday fighting a blaze, had interrupted his leave to help fight the Garden Route fires.  

saps thumb100 News24 reports that national police commissioner General Khehla Sitole strongly condemned the continuous attacks on police officers, after a warrant officer was gunned down outside his home in full view of his son on Tuesday evening.  

mycitiGroundUp reports that five arrested MyCiTi striking bus drivers were charged with public violence and released on R1,000 bail each on Wednesday in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.  

psaBusinessLive reports that according to the Public Servants Association (PSA), finance minister Tito Mboweni’s announcement that the Treasury would not foot the bill for public-sector wage hikes for the next three years will strain labour relations between government and employees.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Wednesday, 24 October 2018.

healthcareBusinessLive reports that Gauteng’s health department has conducted disciplinary hearings for 111 cases involving a “cash-for-jobs” scam at the Bheki Mlangeni District Hospital in Soweto.  

mboweniBusinessLive reports that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s first major policy statement since returning to the cabinet almost halved the treasury’s growth forecast, while predicting a steady increase in debt and borrowing that may attract unwelcome interest from ratings agencies.  

numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Wednesday it had served Murray and Roberts (M&R) Cementation with a notice to resume with a strike over wages on Thursday at all operations.  

Solidarity2Engineering News reports that on Thursday, thousands of Solidarity Movement members will serve court papers on petrochemical giant Sasol at its head office in Sandton.  

saceBusinessLive reports that a plan for teachers to re-register with the SA Council for Educators (Sace) has run into union opposition, with claims it would tamper with conditions of service, the organisation told MPs on Tuesday.  

Stats SABusinessLive reports that consumer inflation remained unchanged at 4.9% in September, aided by energy minister Jeff Radebe’s intervention that month to delay sharp fuel price increases until October.  

retirementMoneyweb writes that SA can improve its pension system by introducing a minimum level of compulsory contributions to retirement savings vehicles or increasing the level of preservation when members change jobs.  

parliamentNews24 reports that Parliament's presiding officers have once again expressed concern over reports of threats levelled at audit managers of the Auditor-General's (AG’s) office working in the Emfuleni, Tshwane, Madibeng and Moretele municipalities.  

WorkingOnFireNews24 reports that the Working on Fire (WoF) pilot who was killed when his helicopter went down during firefighting efforts near Riversdale on Tuesday afternoon has been identified by Southern Cape police as 65-year-old Nico Heyns.  

facebooklogoTimesLive reports that Larochelle Smit’s retort after a Facebook friend criticised her for dating a black man was: “We live in a wonderful country where racism is FINALLY punishable by law.”  

mycitiTimesLive reports that five striking MyCiTi bus service workers were arrested during a clash with police outside the Cape Town Civic Centre on Tuesday.  

sapsTimesLive reports that national police commissioner General Khehla Sitole has implemented a 72-hour activation plan to hunt down the men who gunned down a police captain in New Brighton in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday.