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.

gavel thumb100 The Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) reported on Thursday that the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court had dropped charges against Ms Mapitse Tebogo Bopape, who had been accused of defrauding the Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund.  

SolidarityEngineering News reports that trade union Solidarity indicated on Thursday that South African exporters of steel and aluminium products were under severe pressure after the United States (US) recently granted Canada and Mexico exemption from steel and aluminium tariffs.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that Eskom has appointed Bheki Nxumalo, a long-time employee of the state-owned power utility, to head its critical power generation business.  

picBusinessLive reports that the commission of inquiry into impropriety at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) heard on Wednesday that the government was considering breaking up the organisation into autonomous business units to help improve efficiency.  

petrolpumpBusinessLive reports that according to the Automobile Association (AA), retreating oil prices have painted a rosier picture for South African fuel users than has been the case for much of 2019.  

saa thumb medium95 76BusinessLive reports that South African Airways (SAA) has lashed out at the SAA Pilots’ Association (Saapa) by saying its remarks against acting CEO Zuks Ramasia were opportunistic and disparaging.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Engineering News reports that the SA government will be spending about R38-billion over the next three years on the procurement of new trains for the Metrorail service, as well as on the modernisation of signalling systems, depots, perway and stations.  

numBloomberg reports that the president of the National Union of Mineworkers, Joseph Montisetse, said on Wednesday in an interview that the union was against any plan to split power utility Eskom into three units because it would result in job losses.  

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

sapsNews24 reports that the head of the Western Cape's Anti-Gang Unit - which came under fire during a tracing operation, resulting in six officers being shot - has written to request that three top-ranking members placed in his force by the provincial police commissioner be immediately removed.  

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that four men accused of killing two Durban metro police officers face more charges, the Verulam Magistrate's Court was told on Tuesday.  

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that four Limpopo security officers appeared in court on Tuesday after allegedly killing a man whom they believed had killed one of their colleagues.  

ambulanceTimesLIVE reports that two KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) emergency services paramedics have been left wounded after responding to a callout that turned out to be a trap.  

mycitiNews24 writes that there seems to be no end in sight for stranded Cape Town commuters who use the MyCiTi N2 Express service from Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain.  

Stats SABloomberg reports that SA’s annual consumer inflation quickened in May, with the rate reaching the midpoint of the central bank’s target range as higher food and beverage prices contributed to the increase.  

er24TimesLIVE reports that a man has died after he was crushed beneath a refuse bin at a business in City Deep, Johannesburg, on Wednesday.  

WescoalMining Weekly reports that an employee of mining contractor Stefanutti Stocks Mining Services (SSMS) has died after sustaining injuries in a vehicle incident at coal miner Wescoal's Vanggatfontein mine on Monday night.  

saa thumb medium95 76Business Report writes that South African Airways (SAA) on Tuesday urged the SA Airways Pilots’ Association (Saapa) to cease threatening to strike at the financially beleaguered airline.  

AlexanderForbesBusiness Report writes that pension funds administrator Alexander Forbes (AF) on Tuesday finally lifted the veil on why it dismissed Andrew Darfoor as its chief executive 10 months ago.  

Mathunjwa2BL Premium notes that Joseph Mathunjwa, president of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), adopted a proprietary tone when asked about his future in that position at last week’s media briefing on platinum industry talks.  

newsNews24 reports that two security officers managed to fend off five would-be cash-in-transit robbers in Orange Farm, Gauteng, resulting in an arrest and the recovery of two firearms.  

picBusinessLive reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) was on the brink of recommending that the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) fire the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) as the guardian of public servants’ retirement savings.  

sabcBusinessLive reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is on the brink of collapse and warned on Tuesday that it could be forced to go off the air as soon as “tomorrow” unless the government came to its rescue soon.  

OldMutualBusinessLive reports that Peter Moyo, who was axed as Old Mutual CEO on Tuesday after having been suspended three weeks ago, is not going quietly.  

newsANA reports that the Service and Allied Workers Union of SA (Sawusa) says it will “with immediate effect” embark on anti-crime campaigns to counter the rising number of murders linked to gangsters in Cape Town.  

sapsTimesLIVE reports that a Tubatse policeman who was shot and injured while chasing hijackers in Limpopo succumbed to his injuries on Sunday night after three days in hospital.  

NaamsaEngineering News reports that the National Association of Automotive Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa) wants the quickest possible resolution to the looming wage negotiations between vehicle manufacturers and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa).  

newsCity Press reports that fed up and disillusioned, former workers of a closed Mpumalanga gold mine are prepared to risk their own lives by launching a daring attempt to recover the bodies of their three former colleagues who have been buried 60m below the surface since 2016.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Tuesday, 18 June 2019.

satawu thumb medium90 101City Press reports that one of SA’s biggest unions was used as a conduit to launder about R65 million in pensions allegedly plundered from impoverished orphans of deceased mineworkers.