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.

DUTNews24 reports that according to GroundUp the strike by staff, including academics, over salary increases at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) has entered its sixth week.  

earningsBusinessLive reports that Active Shareholder is the latest activist investor to express concern about the controversial remuneration policy of Coronation Fund Managers and said it would vote against it at Tuesday’s annual general meeting.  

ramaphosa2BusinessLive reports that ANC allies Cosatu and the SA Communist Party (SACP) have stressed the importance of newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa consulting them as well as the leadership of the governing party ahead of his expected cabinet reshuffle.  

gautengeNCA reports that the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport did not meet a single target in its mandate to create jobs for unemployed people in the province, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Sunday.  

Timeslive reports that a Marikana woman is living in fear after she was beaten and kicked by a man who lives in her street‚ allegedly for asking questions about R34-million for a community upliftment project that has vanished into thin air.  

newsCity Press reports about the situation of Siphesihle Ndlovu, who after satisfying herself that Sandton Technical College was properly registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), enrolled for the national certificate in policing law.  

westerncape thumb medium80 80EWN reports that the Western Cape Government has activated its Red Tape Reduction Unit and hopes to assist more than 11,000 qualified apprentices to get into the labour market by 2019.  

npaTimeslive reports that the application by three NGOs to confirm a court order setting aside Shaun Abrahams’ appointment as national director of public prosecutions will be heard by the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) next Wednesday.  

daThe Citizen reports that during his reply on Monday to the state of the nation address (Sona), Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said one of the difficult tasks that President Cyril Ramaphosa had to deal with was fixing a broken education system that was ravaged by a “militant” union.  

southafricalogoBusiness Report writes that Lord Peter Hain, the anti-corruption crusader, on Friday gave his full backing to calls for senior civil servants and politicians to be subjected to annual lifestyle audits as a measure to curb corruption.  

angiemotshekgaeNCA reports that Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Monday that several changes would be implemented at Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges.  

handcuffsThe New Age reports that four bogus doctors were arrested in Mahikeng after they were found offering abortion services yet could not produce proof that they were trained in the field.  

miner thumb medium90 104BusinessLive reports that the High Court in Pretoria on Monday issued an order compelling the government and the Chamber of Mines of SA to involve communities affected by mining activities in new discussions over the Mining Charter.  

medicaldoctorANA reports that the locally made film “Doc-U-Mentally” – which highlights the extreme pressures junior doctors face in South Africa – will be released globally on Monday via Amazon, iTunes and Google Play.  

ANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Monday that over the weekend another worker had died at Sibanye Stillwater’s Driefontein mine outside Carletonville.  

gavel thumb100 The Mercury reports that a man found guilty of the murder of a police constable, who was a member of the Ladysmith Tactical Response Team (TRT), has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.  

earningsBusiness Report writes that workers at JSE-listed retail healthcare group Clicks are set to receive a major windfall of R1.27bn after selling up to 7,642,904 Clicks Group ordinary shares at R166 a share.  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see summaries of our
selection of South African labour-related stories
that appeared since Friday, 16 February 2018.

southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that trade union federation Cosatu on Sunday welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s promise of a more efficient government, but said any cuts should be made to the bloated Cabinet and senior administrative jobs rather than frontline positions.  

gautrainANA reports that the United National Transport Union (Untu) on Sunday welcomed a recent Labour Court judgment ordering the immediate reinstatement by Bombela, the operator of the Gautrain, of a member with retrospective effect.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92City Press reports that angry parents have shut down a school in the Eastern Cape in the wake of a scandal in which schoolgirls were extorted for sex in exchange for passing the year, and which has left one schoolgirl pregnant.  

ambulanceNews24 reports that two paramedics had their belongings stolen while attending to a patient in Port Elizabeth, an emergency services spokesperson said on Sunday.  

DenelANA reports that trade union Solidarity has requested Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown to urgently suspend Denel’s top officials to prevent hundreds of possible job losses.  

comBusinessLive reports that the Chamber of Mines of SA agreed on Sunday after talks with the new Presidency to suspend its court case to review the controversial third iteration of the Mining Charter.   

tshwane thumb100 ANA reports that another Gauteng metro police officer has been killed, this time in the City of Tshwane.  The Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) said the officer was shot dead in his home on Saturday morning.  

SaftuANA reports that the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) said on Sunday that certain aspects of President Cyril Ramaphosa's state-of-the-nation address (Sona) were to be welcomed, but the rest was mainly "business as usual".  

eskomTimeslive reports that the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has stated that the resignation of Eskom’s chief generation officer Matshela Koko was a “breath of fresh air”.  

education90ANA reports that a South African teacher, Marjorie Brown who teaches history at Roedean School, Johannesburg, was on Wednesday named a top 10 finalist for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2018.  

JMPDTimeslive reports that another Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer has been killed – the fourth in less than a month.  The officer was gunned down while confronting three armed robbers In Ivory Park on Friday night.  

DUTANA reports that the Durban University of Technology (DUT) has suspended all academic programmes until further notice after an ongoing staff strike over wages reached its fifth week.