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.

bladenzimandeBusiness Report writes that minibus taxi drivers and rank marshals could soon enjoy employment benefits such as a housing allowance, membership of a medical scheme and a retirement fund, as well as funeral cover.  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 26 April 2019.

FronemanCity Press reports on its forthright interview with Sibanye-Stillwater chief executive Neal Froneman a week after the company finally settled with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) following a wage strike of nearly five months at the company’s gold operations.  

amcu thumb medium80 81The Sunday Independent reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) is expected to meet the Registrar of Labour Relations, Lehlohonolo Molefe, this week over the government’s decision to deregister the union.  

NPABusinessLive reports that Nomgcobo Jiba will not take President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to fire her from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) lying down.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that a Limpopo warrant officer detective and an accomplice who were expecting the balance of an agreed R15,000 bribe were arrested in a sting operation by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team on Friday evening.  

er24News24 reports that an alleged illegal miner had both his legs amputated by a mechanical digger on Sunday morning in City Deep, Johannesburg.  

numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said on Friday it was shocked and dismayed by the Department of Labour's (DoL’s) intention to deregister the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).  

durbanSunday Tribune reports that as Durban reels from a week of deadly floods, the city is heading into a storm of its own making as disgruntled municipal workers threaten to sabotage the city’s water and electricity supplies.  

petrolpumpANA reports that the price of both grades of petrol - 93 octane and 95 octane unleaded (ULP) and lead replacement petrol (LRP) - will increase by 54c/l with effect from midnight on Tuesday.  

Solidarity2Rapport writes that trade union Solidarity will be targeting the 15 properties of Brian Molefe, the disgraced former head of Eskom, to recover legal fees and his unlawful pension payout.  

NedbankFin24 reports that as part of Nedbank's commitment to the Youth Employment Service (YES), it will place 3,315 youth through its skills development programme.  

implatsBloomberg reports that Impala Platinum (Implats) said it is still working toward shutting or selling one of the aging shafts flagged for closure as part of a restructuring plan at its Rustenburg complex.  

prasaNews24 reports that following a disciplinary hearing, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) has axed its general manager responsible for risk management, Matome Mohube.  

strike thumb medium85 85Fin24 reports that the Information Communication Technology Union (ICTU) has given media company Tiso Blackstar Group a 48-hour notice of its intention to strike over unresolved disputes relating to salaries and bonuses.  

amcu thumb medium80 81BusinessLive reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has sent a letter to companies, its regions and branches, strongly denying that it has done anything to merit its deregistration.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 25 April 2019.

picEWN reports that reinstated Public Investment Corporation (PIC) company secretary Bongani Mathebula says she is considering taking legal action against the corporation.  

GEPFFin24 reports that the head of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), Abel Sithole, says the fund remains financially sound and employers would not need to increase contributions, despite concerns raised by Alexander Forbes Financial Services in a valuation.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Miningmx reports that according to Reg Demana, CEO of Wescoal Holdings, one of the challenges facing the coal producer was that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), the recognised union at its Mpumalanga operations, was losing control of its membership.  

ramaphosa2Bloomberg writes that SA’s largest labour grouping Cosatu is campaigning for a strong mandate for President Cyril Ramaphosa in next month’s general election and has vowed to fight any attempt by factions within the ruling party to remove him from power after the vote.  

samwu thumb medium80 78The Citizen reports that a multimillion-rand case of fraud against the Kopanong Local Municipality in the Free State, which allegedly defrauded its workers in pension fund and medical aid contributions, has stalled.  

protestSowetanLive reports that private hospitals and clinics in Cape Town found themselves dealing with a different kind of client on Wednesday when sickly and poor patients arrived to demonstrate their frustration with the slow progress in implementing National Health Insurance (NHI).  

holomisaIndependent News reports that UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has warned the Department of Labour (DoL) against its plan to deregister the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), saying it would trigger instability.  

cosatuIndependent News reports that a week before the country’s working class celebrates its international labour day, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said that as it was KwaZulu-Natal’s (KZN’s) turn to host the main event, major opportunities existed for it to recruit more members in the province.  

UniteBehindEWN reports that lobby group Unite Behind says that the latest train torching in Cape Town drives home its point that the rail crisis needs to be declared a national disaster.  

FortHareCity Press reports that the University of Fort Hare council has issued vice-chancellor and principal Professor Sakhela Buhlungu with a letter of intention to suspend him.  

eskomFin24 reports that former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has lost his third appeal regarding R11m he received from Eskom as part of a R30m pension payout when he left the state-owned entity.  

amcu thumb medium80 81BusinessLive reports that in 60 days the axe could fall on the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), one of SA’s most militant and disruptive trade unions, after a senior government official gave notice on Wednesday of cancelling its registration.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Wednesday, 24 April 2019.