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.

anglogoldashantiSABC News reports that two miners have been trapped underground after a rock fall at the AngloGold Ashanti Kopanang mine in Vaal Reefs near Klerksdorp in North West.  One body has been recovered.  

cosatuANA reports that labour federation Cosatu said on Monday that it was looking ahead to the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) with some trepidation even though it hoped that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba would rise to the occasion.  

eskomFin24 reports that suspended Eskom executive Matshela Koko’s disciplinary hearing will now only commence on 23 November, after only two witnesses have testified thus far.  

VantageGoldfieldsBusiness Report writes that Deputy Mineral Resources Minister Godfrey Oliphant said on Monday that Lily Mine in Barberton was expected to return to production.  

uberTimesLive reports that according to app-based taxi service Uber, the government must take a stronger stand to end the violence between its drivers and metered taxi drivers.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Daily Voice reports that Metrorail security guards in the Western Cape nabbed two would-be arsonists on Thursday when they allegedly tried to set carriage seats alight.  

mildredoliphantBusinessLive reports that Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has engaged with labour federations about the unhealthy competition among unions on the platinum belt that has claimed six lives thus far and wants the Department of Mineral Resources to deal with the killings.  

limusaANA reports that the Liberated Metalworkers Union of SA’s (Limusa’s) strike at Toyota Tsusho Africa in Durban, entered its fourth day on Monday.  

npaNews24 reports that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has declined to prosecute a 44-year-old school bus driver for the alleged sexual assault of a 13-year-old pupil earlier this month, due to a lack of evidence.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that former Eskom boss Brian Molefe insists that he was a permanent employee at Eskom and therefore qualified to be a member of its pension fund.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Mining Weekly reports that trade union Solidarity said in a statement on Monday that it had been informed by Lonmin that the platinum producer was planning to reduce its workforce by 1,139 workers before Christmas.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 23 October 2017.

amcu thumb medium80 81Business Report writes that Paul O’ Sullivan, one of SA’s top forensic investigators, is ready to get to the bottom of the rising number of assassinations of mineworkers in the platinum belt, after being approached by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).  

implatsBusiness Report writes that platinum producer Impala Platinum (Implats) held out an olive branch to shareholders following a revolt over its remuneration policy last week.  

gigaba2Business Report writes that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has called on retirement funds to strictly obey rules laid down by the pension funds regulator.  

southafricalogoThe Citizen reports that the head of immigration at Immigration & Business Solutions, Sue-Allan Mehl, says that, judged from the so-called Gupta e-mails, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) barely understands its own paperwork, issuing visitors visas for people coming to work here and work visas for people in one capacity who were ultimately employed in another.  

newsNews24 reports that the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has warned the public to beware of robbers claiming to be Home Affairs officials.  

implatsheadgear smlCity Press reports that tension is brewing between various ethnic groups in North West mine-hosting communities over jobs and other economic opportunities.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85The New Age reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) on Sunday welcomed the axing of Eskom disciplinary hearing evidence leader Sebetja Matsaung after his altercation with Financial Mail deputy editor Sikonathi Mantshantsha.  

nehawu80ANA reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) on Monday demanded that President Jacob Zuma “immediately” release the fees commission report on the feasibility of free higher education.  

gautengThe Star reports that as the Gauteng Department of Education set about implementing stringent measures to vet school safety patrollers, the police arrested a bus driver for allegedly sexually assaulting a pupil.  

southafricalogoThe Citizen writes that the Gupta family’s capture of the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) may have kept scores of South Africans out of jobs.  

pfaBusiness Report writes that the Pension Funds Adjudicator’s (PFA’s) annual report has indicated a 22.41% reduction in new complaints for the 2016/17 financial year.  

gunCity Press writes that recently murdered mineworker Tholakele Dlunga may have paid with his life for being suspected of planning to implicate his co-accused in multiple murders seen during the violent Lonmin strike in 2012.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 20 October to Sunday, 22 October 2017.

sapsANA reports that North West police said on Friday that no arrests have been made in connection with the recent spate of killings in Marikana near Rustenburg.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Moneyweb reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has hired seasoned private investigator Paul O’Sullivan to get to the bottom of the recent spate of murders on the platinum belt that has seen nine Amcu members lose their lives in the space of a few months.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that a 44-year old school bus driver has been arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 13-year-old pupil at a Gauteng primary school.  

eskomNews24 reports that Eskom has terminated the services of its evidence leader, Sebetja Matsaung, in the disciplinary hearing of suspended Eskom executive Matshela Koko.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92SABC News reports that Cape Town rail commuters marched on the offices of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) demanding better services.