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.

OldMutualMoneyweb reports that axed Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo has launched a new offensive in his battle against the insurer.  

newsMoneyweb reports that the local cement manufacturing sector has been hit by a double whammy of cheap imports together with lower demand brought on by SA’s flagging economic growth.  

numsaMoneyweb reports that confusion reigned on Tuesday about an apparent deadlock reached between the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the motor sector at the Motor Industry Bargaining Council (Mibco).  

protestGroundUp reports that residents of Butterworth in the Eastern Cape have been without tap water for more than a week, and deliveries by tanker to surrounding villages have also stopped.  

eskomBloomberg reports that the chief executive role at Eskom, considered the most challenging job in corporate South Africa, is attracting interest from people who know how difficult it will be to turn the debt-ridden state utility around.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that two Home Affairs immigration officials were arrested on Monday for allegedly demanding a R40,000 bribe to renew the permits of three undocumented people in the Maluti area in the Eastern Cape.  

newsBusinessLive reports that plastics and packaging company Transpaco said on Tuesday that a three-month industry strike in late 2018 was partially responsible for the decline in the company’s full-year performance.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Mining Weekly reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has warned of a possible strike at Sibanye-Stillwater’s platinum mining operations in SA amid a “disappointing” wage increase offer.  

handcuffsANA reports that twenty people were arrested during a raid targeting illicit mining in Matholesville, Durban Deep in Roodepoort on Tuesday.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Tuesday, 13 August 2019.

gavel thumb100 The Citizen reports that ten Johannesburg police officers arrested for allegedly attempting to sell counterfeit goods confiscated in raids last week appeared in court on Monday.  All the cases were postponed.  

sapsThe Star reports that according to crime expert and senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies Dr Johan Burger, the deaths of police officers have halved in two decades.  

gavel thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that a North West parent who assaulted a teacher with a "stick filled with sharp objects" after claiming her child had been abused, was sentenced to three years' imprisonment on Monday.  

SolidarityTimesLIVE reports that trade union Solidarity has indicated that former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe should expect a knock on the door from the sheriff of the court.  

amcu thumb medium80 81BusinessLive reports that according to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), the “shockingly low” offer Sibanye-Stillwater has put on the table in the current platinum wage negotiations was an attempt to provoke workers into a strike.  

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that Johan Steyn, the man who was allegedly caught on CCTV driving over a security guard at a shopping complex in Stellenbosch, made a brief appearance in the Stellenbosch Magistrate's Court on Monday.  

samwu thumb medium80 78SABC News reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) in the Northern Cape has called on the Sol Plaatje Municipal Council to table a damning investigative report into the affairs of the municipality or face industrial action.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that the North West High Court heard on Monday that a police officer alerted former North West deputy police commissioner Major-General William Mpembe to the fact that there was a dying mineworker in the back of his official vehicle during the Marikana massacre.  

sactwuSABC News reports that the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (Sactwu), which is an affiliate of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), has signed an agreement following negotiations with the Supported Employment Enterprises (SEE) sector.  

protestThe Star reports that hundreds of employees from the Community Works Programme (CWP) barricaded Joburg CBD streets on Monday morning, demanding a wage increase.  

strike thumb medium85 85SABC News reports that the strike by workers at the Amathole District Municipality is severely affecting the provision of water to a number of towns that the municipality services.  

newsBusinessTech reports that there has been a major increase in skilled professionals leaving the country as South Africa faces continued uncertainty.  

AbsaBusinessLive reports that Absa Group said on Monday that it has completed the process of appointing its new CEO but it will only announce his name at a later stage.  

numsaSABC News reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has called on government to convene an urgent meeting with all the country’s social partners to deal with the jobs crisis.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 12 August 2019.

SolidarityANA reports that Solidarity said on Monday it would be taking comprehensive steps to bring former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to account over his role in the struggling State-owned power utility's woes.  

sabcTimesLIVE reports that three months after being appointed into the hot seat at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) as acting chief operations officer, Craig van Rooyen has resigned.  

ancSunday Times reports that the ANC’s poor showing in the May elections will cost more than 120 of its employees their jobs, because fewer MPs means sharply lower parliamentary allowances.  

tshwane thumb100 SowetanLive reports that the Tshwane metro council will hold a special sitting on Tuesday to discuss the future of its city manager.  There has been much confusion over the position of city manager after the council resolved to part ways with Moeketsi Mosola at the end of last month.  

EmfuleniThe Citizen reports that an interim forensic investigation report into massive tender irregularities in the Emfuleni local municipality in the Vaal has blown the lid on the extent of looting.