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.

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Wednesday, 21 August 2019.

implatsheadgear smlBusinessLive reports that the legal challenge to remove all mining charters gazetted after the first charter was “definitely going ahead”, the lawyer behind the action, Hulme Scholes, has advised.  

CapeTownlogoFin24 reports that according to the City of Cape Town’s Mayco member for urban development, Felicity Purchase, poor households in Cape Town spend about 43% of their income on transport.  

gunNews24 Wire reports that goods worth R5,000 were stolen from a courier van in Sonneglans, Randburg, on Tuesday.  

earningsANA reports that the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) wants employers to provide information on salary differentials between their top earners and lowest paid workers to help it work towards reducing remuneration gaps, a senior official told a workshop in Kimberly.  

joburgcityBusinessLive reports that the ink was barely dry on the ground-breaking agreement signed by the City of Johannesburg and two trade unions, before infighting broke out within the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) over the pact.  

tshwane thumb100 SowetanLive reports that Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa's push for the appointment of the metro's acting city manager to be revoked fell flat after a marathon special council meeting on Tuesday.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92The Star reports that an outsourced cleaner claims a teacher at Curro Castle Oakdene in Johannesburg called her and a colleague “three little monkeys” while they were having lunch in the staff room on 2 July.  

graduate thumb100 The Star reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law tough new rules criminalising the submission of fraudulent qualifications or misrepresentation of education credentials.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Sowetan reports that cable thieves and vandals caused major disruptions to Cape Town’s railway network, forcing the cancellation of 27 passenger train routes and causing peak-hour commuter delays.  

NPABusinessLive reports that former deputy national director of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Nomgcobo Jiba has sought an urgent interdict in the Western Cape High Court to halt the parliamentary process to consider her removal from office by President Cyril Ramaphosa.  

southafricalogoSowetanLive reports that suspended KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) prisons head Mnikelwa Nxele, implicated at the state capture commission for allegedly accepting bribes from Bosasa, has been dismissed.  

MantasheBloomberg reports that according to Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, trade unions that oppose the government’s plans to split embattled state-owned Eskom Holdings into three units will ultimately have to support the reforms.  

councilmedicalschemesBusinessLive reports that the SA Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) says it has no evidence medical schemes are using racial profiling to determine which of its members to investigate for fraud.  

OldMutualBL Premium reports that Stanlib, one of SA’s largest asset managers, has joined other investors in calling for an end to the public battle between Old Mutual and its axed CEO Peter Moyo.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Tuesday, 20 August 2019.

education blackboard thumb medium80 92SowetanLive reports that the school principal who quit his job after a video showing him slapping pupils for not doing their school work went viral, has withdrawn his resignation.  

ShopriteBusiness Report writes that Shoprite Holdings reported a 14.3% decline in trading profit to R6.9 billion for the year to end June, negatively impacted by the strike in the first half of the year, slow economic growth in SA and currency devaluations in the rest of Africa operations.  

ancSunday Times Business Times writes that the ANC's economic policy guru has reiterated the party's desire for the government to raid private and public pension funds to raise money to rescue ailing state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and meet its financial obligations.  

joburgcityBusinessLive reports that on Monday the City of Johannesburg together with the SA Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) and the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (Imatu) signed what they described as a historic and first-of-its-kind memorandum of understanding, aimed at promoting harmonious labour relations and advancing service delivery.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92TimesLIVE reports that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) suspended train services at a station in KwaMashu, north of Durban, after protesters hurled stones during a service delivery protest on Tuesday.  

strike thumb medium85 85The Citizen reports that court officials have told of a chaotic Monday at the courts during the first day of a strike by Legal Aid SA lawyers, with cases unheard and postponed.  

sabcFin24 reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) was due on Tuesday to head to the Labour Court in a bid to have some 28 irregular appointments declared unlawful and set aside.  

bmfFin24 reports that the Black Management Forum (BMF) has established a litigation fund with the aim of taking legal action against "gross violations derailing transformation in South Africa".  

DenelReuters reports that trade union Solidarity on Tuesday welcomed a high court ruling that state-owned arms manufacturer Denel must fulfil its statutory obligations to pay over the unemployment insurance contributions and taxes deducted from employees’ salaries over several months.  

harmonyMining Weekly reports that a Harmony Gold employee died in a surface rail locomotive related accident at the Doornkop gold plant on Sunday.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 19 August 2019.

newsGroundUp reports that about 66 former employees of Tasima, a company contracted by the Department of Transport’s Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) to build a traffic information system, have not been paid salaries since December 2018.  

joburgcityTimesLIVE reports that the City of Johannesburg and two trade unions on Monday signed a memorandum that aims to enable an “open-door” policy and resolve labour relations issues before they escalate to strike action.  

necsa1Business Report writes that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has called for the sacking of the board of the SA Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) after the North Gauteng High Court found on Friday that the decision by former energy minister Jeff Radebe to axe the previous board was unlawful.