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.

mosebenzizwaneANA reports that Harmony Gold management was on Friday due to brief Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on the seismic incident a week ago that killed five mineworkers at the Kusasalethu mine.  

ceppwawuBusinessLive reports that a turf war between the Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (Ceppwawu) and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has resulted in the deaths of two people.  

miner thumb medium90 104Bloomberg reports that former workers who contracted deadly lung diseases, particularly silicosis, in SA gold mines decades ago may soon finally receive compensation.  

CapeTownlogoCape Argus reports that the City of Cape Town has noted with disappointment an increase in the number of incidents where firefighters have been prevented from doing their jobs.  

sabcBusiness Report writes that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has vowed to defend his pension pay-out and get back his job at the public broadcaster.  

farming thumb medium80 84Cape Argus reports that Western Cape standing committee chairperson on economic opportunities, tourism and agriculture, Beverley Schäfer, says that a possible drop of 10% in agricultural produce due to the drought could lead to 17,000 job losses in the province.  

cosatuNews24 reports that Cosatu intends on Wednesday, 27 September to hold a nationwide strike against state capture, corruption and job losses, the trade union federation announced on Thursday at a press briefing.  

harmonyEWN reports that Harmony Gold is planning a memorial service on Monday for five of its miners who were killed in a seismic event at its Kusasalethu Mine.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 31 August 2017.

newseNCA reports that a Free State farmer is under investigation for allegedly flouting labour laws and for treating workers as slaves.  

harmonyNews24 reports that that Harmony Gold said on Thursday that the bodies of the last two trapped miners at the Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville have been recovered.  

joburgcityANA reports that City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba on Thursday warned that discipline action would be taken against employees who have embarked on an illegal work stoppage within the City’s Revenue Shared Services Centre (RSSC).  

graphdown thumb medium90 80Reuters reports that the SA Reserve Bank’s (SARB’s) 3-6% consumer inflation target range should probably be lower to bring it into line with emerging market peers, Governor Lesetja Kganyago said on Wednesday.  

gigaba2Business Report writes that the National Treasury indicated on Wednesday that Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba intended to resolve the payment of pensions to beneficiaries of the former Venda Pension Fund by the end of November 2017.  

NaamsaBusiness Report writes that employment in SA’s vehicle manufacturing industry remained stable in the second quarter of the year, despite the depressed economy.  

joburgcityTimesLive reports that some City of Johannesburg workers have gone on strike in solidarity with their colleagues who have been arrested for fraud.  

ANN7ANA reports that Mzwanyele ‘Jimmy’ Manyi, owner of Infinity Media Networks, on Wednesday vowed to tackle the hostile labour relations between staff and management at the ANN7 TV network and The New Age newspaper.   

GEPFFin24 reports that the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) has assured its members, pensioners and beneficiaries that it has not received any proposal to help fund South African Airways (SAA).  

MotsoalediBusinessLive reports that trade union federation Cosatu on Wednesday accused Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi of attempting to water down the ANC’s policy position regarding National Health Insurance (NHI) and called for him to go.  

southafricalogoFin24 reports that tax experts on Tuesday urged National Treasury to give careful consideration to the economic implications of repealing a provision that exempts certain South Africans who work overseas from paying tax in SA.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92Cape Times reports that a Kuils River Technical High School pupil, who was arrested for allegedly stabbing a fellow pupil, has been released into the care of his parents following a court appearance on Tuesday.  

FNBFin24 reports that FNB on Tuesday denied all allegations that it had intercepted the WhatsApp and email messages of former employees.  

SolidarityNetwerk24 reports that in response to the tragic mining accident at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine over the weekend, trade union Solidarity has called on employers to renew their efforts to prevent further mine deaths.  

joburgcitySowetanLive reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) administration in the City of Johannesburg wants to know if its prospective employees hold any political office.  

FNBBusiness Report writes that the Progressive Professionals Forum (PPF) issued a statement on Tuesday calling on First National Bank (FNB) to reinstate the so-called 'FNB4' with immediate effect.  

gavel thumb100 Diamond Fields Advertiser reports that the former chief financial officer of Karoo Hoogland Municipality, Marius Botha, and bogus company owner, Ockert Cloete, were on Monday ordered to pay the Asset Forfeiture Unit for unduly benefiting from the proceeds of crime.  

samwu thumb medium80 78Business Report writes that the SA Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) has submitted its wage and other demands for the 2017/18 financial year to Magalies Water, which supplies water to the Rustenburg, Madibeng and Moretele Local Municipalities in the North West.  

eskomBusiness Report writes that trade union Solidarity on Tuesday reacted strongly following a report that Eskom’s board wanted to make a payment of R11.2m to former CEO Brian Molefe.  

bladenzimandeHigher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has saluted women artisans and apprentices for venturing beyond social stereotypes and debunking the myth that certain skills and occupations were the preserves of men.  

gigaba2BusinessLive reports that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has told Cosatu’s central executive committee (CEC) meeting that he cannot guarantee that the government will not attempt to make use of the Public Investment Corporation’s (PIC’s) funds to capitalise state-owned entities (SOEs).