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.

DUTTimeslive reports that there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel for the strike-hit Durban University of Technology (DUT).  

concourtBusinessLive reports that the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) on Tuesday ruled in favour of three coloured employees who left their jobs as a result of alleged racial discrimination that manifested itself in physical‚ verbal and mental abuse.  

sapsCity Press reports that hundreds of mourners packed the Methodist Church in Ngcobo on Tuesday morning to pay tribute to the five officers and a soldier gunned down at the local police station last week.  

amcu thumb medium80 81ANA reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction (Amcu) said on Tuesday that newly-appointed Minister of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe, was conflicted.  

SaftuANA reports that the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) on Tuesday condemned the cabinet reshuffle announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday night, saying the changes showed that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) was now “terminally sick” and divided.  

DUTTimeslive reports that hours before a visit by Deputy Minister for Higher Education and Training, Buti Manamela, to the embattled Durban University of Technology (DUT)‚ the vice-chancellor has revealed a number of "truths" about the ongoing strike.  

TMPDEWN reports that the Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) says it is trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the death of an officer.  

TegetaThe Mercury writes that two KwaZulu-Natal-based business rescue practitioners have taken control of seven companies owned by the controversial Gupta family after the companies filed for business rescue last week.  

samwu thumb medium80 78ANA reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) said on Tuesday that newly appointed Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene should ensure that the increase in value added tax (VAT) announced in the 2018 budget last week was not implemented.  

samalogo thumb medium85 87BusinessLive reports that the plan of the South African Medical Association (Sama) to disestablish its trade union structure has fallen through after an extraordinary general meeting during which the move was voted against.  

gavel thumb100 DispatchLIVE reports that four men accused of killing five policemen in a raid on an Eastern Cape police station last week appeared briefly in the Ngcobo Magistrate’s Court on Monday on five counts of murder.  

nsfasTimeslive reports that a four-day-long strike by members of the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has been called off after an agreement was reached with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).  

vavi1The Citizen reports that Zwelinzima Vavi, general secretary of the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu), has lashed out at the ANC for having worsened the poverty of the working class people since it came to power in 1994.  

newsSowetanLive reports that Gauteng Premier David Makhura revealed during his state of the province address (Sopa) on Monday that the province had almost two million unemployed youth who were sitting at home doing nothing.  

gautengTimeslive reports that Gauteng premier David Makhura said the Life Esidimeni tragedy has exposed public health workers who treat patients with disrespect and disdain.  

DUTTimeslive reports that Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Buti Manamela is set to intervene in a seven-week impasse between Durban University of Technology (DUT) management and staff‚ which has resulted in the academic programme being suspended.  

newsBusinessLive reports that according to a worker at Shiva Uranium mine‚ a Gupta-owned company based in Klerksdorp‚ North West‚ employees have been left in the lurch after the company failed to pay them their salaries last week.  

numsaThe Star reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has slammed the draft National Minimum Wage (NMW) Bill as an attack on the working class and an attempt to create a “pool of cheap labour”.  

Sibanye StillwaterReuters reports that precious metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater arrested nearly 1,400 illegal miners at its SA gold shafts last year in a blitz the company says has mostly ended the practice at its mines.  

tshwane thumb100 Pretoria News reports that many Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) officers run the risk of being killed in the line of duty owing to a lack of bulletproof vests and firearms in at least three of its regions.  

fikilembalulaANA reports that fourteen South African police officers have been arrested for corruption along the Mozambican border, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Friday in Emanguzi in KwaZulu-Natal.  

gigaba2BusinessLive reports that wine producers say the hike in excise duties on wine and brandy is a major blow for the sector as it continues to struggle to make significant profits.  

CapeTownlogoANA reports that the City of Cape Town has launched an outcomes-based workforce development programme to improve residents’ access to employment opportunities.  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see summaries of our
selection of South African labour-related stories
that appeared since Friday, 23 February 2018.

parliamentANA reports that parliament's mineral resources portfolio committee has expressed grave concern at the latest developments at the Gupta-owned Optimum coal mine in Mpumalanga, where the company failed to pay workers this month.  

sapsTimeslive reports that the church a gang of Eastern Cape police killers used as a base for their deadly crime spree is under investigation for operating as an alleged "satanic" cult and will be shut down.  

protestThe Citizen reports that Koornfontein Coal Mine in Mpumalanga has reportedly become the second Gupta-owned mine that has failed to pay the salaries of its workers this month.  

samalogo thumb medium85 87BusinessLive reports that the SA Medical Association (Sama) has been accused of fraud and misappropriation of funds by former leaders of its now dissolved trade union.  

DenelEngineering News reports that trade union Solidarity warned on Friday that its members at State-owned defence industrial group Denel were ready to start protesting at the company.  

numBusinessLive reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is consulting with its lawyers to determine the next course of action for its members at Optimum Coal Mine, which has been placed into business rescue.