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.

kusasalethuANA reports that difficult ground conditions are hampering the search and rescue efforts for three miners still trapped underground at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville.  

kusasalethuEWN reports that Harmony Gold has confirmed that a second miner trapped at Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville since Friday morning has been brought to the surface deceased.  

news shutterstockeNCA reports that one of the miners trapped at Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville since Friday has been brought to the surface, but has died after succumbing to his injuries.  

harmonyEWN reported on Saturday morning that five miners remained trapped underground after a seismic event at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu Mine near Carletonville on the West Rand.  

kusasalethuNews24 reports that rescue teams have started pumping oxygen into the shaft where five mine workers are trapped 3.1km below ground in Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine in Carletonville.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92News24 reports that Metrorail in the Western Cape has warned that, unless the crime and social problems that are spilling into its network are dealt with, all of its measures to replace carriages and build fences along railway lines will come to nothing.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that two former employees of the Tharisa platinum mine, 35km east of Rustenburg in the North West, have been sentenced to five years in prison by the Rustenburg Regional Court for corruption.  

numReuters reports that Kumba Iron Ore, a unit of Anglo American, and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) have signed a three-year wage deal giving workers an increase of much as a 10% a year.  

groupfiveBusiness Report writes that Group Five is continuing to bleed jobs as the listed construction and engineering group attempts to rightsize and realign its engineering and construction (E&C) business cluster to current market activity levels.  

VantageGoldfieldsBusiness Report writes that Lily Gold Mine business rescue practitioner Rob Devereux is disappointed at the collapse of talks to merge Vantage Goldfields and Canadian-based Galane Gold and revive production at the Mpumalanga operation.  

ANN7TimesLive reports that Mzwanele ‘Jimmy’ Manyi was reportedly laughed at during his first meeting with employees of ANN7 and The New Age on Thursday.  

saa thumb medium95 76The Citizen reports that there is growing anxiety among South African Airways (SAA) employees over their future following reports that the carrier is considering slashing 700 monthly local and international routes.  

southafricalogoANA reports that the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) on Thursday urged people seeking employment to be wary of a fake job advert that was circulating on social media.  

earningsBusinessLive reports that a new report published on Thursday by the University of Cape Town’s (UCT’s) labour and enterprise policy research group argues that new legislation will have to be drafted to ensure that the national minimum wage (NMW) is effectively implemented.  

ambulanceNews24 reports that a suspected criminal was killed and a police officer critically injured when an ambulance was ambushed in Gugulethu, Western Cape Emergency Medical Services (EMS) said on Thursday.  

numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers Women’s Structure will embark on a national march to the Chamber of Mines, Eskom and SA Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors (Safcec) on Saturday.  

handshake thumb medium90 90BusinessLive reports that parties in the metals and engineering sector signed a 2017-20 wage agreement on Wednesday, after four months of tense negotiations at the Metals and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC).  

numThe New Age reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Tuesday said that Zingisa Mzendana, a miner who was killed in Marikana, was not its member, as had been claimed in the media.  

daNews24 reports that Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has written to President Jacob Zuma asking him to declare 16 August "Marikana Memorial Day".  

news shutterstockSowetanLive reports that the Bapo Ba Mogale royal family, which owns the Marikana land, including the koppie at Wonderkop where 34 striking mineworkers were gunned down by police in 2012, has warned politicians and unions not to use it for politicking.  

nursing thumb medium90 93SowetanLive reports that University of Fort Hare management has closed the department of nursing science with immediate effect.  

healthcareBusinessLive reports that the SA Health Review 2017, released on Wednesday, contains the admission that “most provinces have imposed some form of restrictions in terms of filling vacant posts".  

blsa thumb medium70 98SowetanLive reports that the CEO of Business Leadership SA (BLSA)‚ Bonang Mohale‚ has committed the business community to transformation‚ job creation‚ inclusive growth and the fight against the “deceitful” white monopoly capital campaign.  

Stats SABusinessLive reports that consumer inflation slowed much as expected in July, with the consumer price index (CPI) rising 4.6% from a year earlier.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92TimesLive reports that passenger trains in Cape Town were delayed by a power outage at the Metrorail control centre on Thursday morning.  

handshake thumb medium90 90Reuters reports that unions said on Tuesday they had agreed to a three-year wage deal for metal and engineering sector workers, ending weeks of difficult negotiations and averting an industry strike.  

ancThe Citizen reports that a local government independent analyst says the lack of qualified officials at local government level is to blame for the poor performance by most municipalities in the post-apartheid SA.  

earningsBloomberg reports that Naspers shareholder Allan Gray plans to vote against the company’s remuneration policy because it is not aligned to the performance of the business outside a stake in Chinese media giant Tencent Holdings.  

sabcBusinessLive reports that the inspector-general of intelligence is investigating allegations of State Security Agency surveillance of employees of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and interception of their communications.  

SascocBusinessLive reports that the lawyer for suspended SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) CEO, Tubby Reddy, says he is still waiting for evidence of sexual harassment against his client despite his repeated requests to see it.