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.

cosatuFin24 reports that the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has noted that the special paper on Eskom released by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan is silent on job security.  

employment thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that while SA's unemployment rate continued in the third quarter of 2019 to climb to the worst levels in more than a decade, three sectors saw positive growth.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that the trial of former North West deputy police commissioner Major General Willam Mpembe and three others in relation to the death of one of the mineworkers killed in the 2012 Marikana massacre continued at the North West High Court in Mogwase on Tuesday.  

newsBusinessLive reports that on average, South Africans are short R2.2m in cover, the latest SA life and disability gap study shows.  

angloamerican fullBL Premium reports that Anglo American has joined forces with Exxaro Resources to foster economic and job opportunities outside of mining in Limpopo.  

employment thumb100 BusinessLive reports that SA’s unemployment rate climbed to its highest level since the global financial crisis, data from Statistics SA showed on Tuesday.  

earningsBL Premium reports that executives at technology group Blue Label Telecoms took a large pay cut in the last financial year after failing to meet a number of targets.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Tuesday, 29 October 2019.

eskomBL Premium reports that the government will forge ahead with splitting up Eskom, leading with the establishment of a separate legal transmission company by 2021, public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan indicated on Tuesday.  

Stats SABusinessLive reports that SA’s unemployment rate continued its climb to the highest levels in over a decade, data from Statistics SA showed on Tuesday.  

nsfasEWN reports that the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) on Tuesday said it had contingency plans to minimise the impact of the strike by members of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu).  

kznlogo thumb100 Independent News reports that Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has advised that government discussions on the payment of R1.4 billion owed to izinduna (headmen) have not yielded results.  

sapsNews24 reports that the case against four police officers accused of assaulting and killing a detainee has been postponed to later this week for a formal bail application.  

newsThe Citizen reports that after months of non-payment by their former employer, Khanyi Dhlomo, the employees who previously worked for Ndalo Media have banded together to take legal action against the businesswoman in pursuit of the money owed them.  

ambulanceThe Citizen reports that Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku said his department was hoping to put Johannesburg emergency workers under the auspices of the provincial government by January next year.  

newsThe Citizen reports that it has emerged from public hearings undertaken by the portfolio committee on health to get input on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill that traditional leaders believe that their role in healthcare has been ignored.  

numsaThe Citizen reports that National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) members are frustrated over mining company Samancor Chrome dragging its feet in appointing an internal forensic investigation into fraud and profit shifting allegations.  

gunThe Citizen reports that the question of whether off-duty police officers should be allowed to take weapons home has been raised following concerns raised by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid).  

sapsNews24 reports that the Western Cape will remain without a police commissioner for the foreseeable future after national commissioner Khehla Sitole ordered that the advert for the vacancy be withdrawn and be re-advertised.  

eskomThe Star writes that a R35-million fraud case against a former Eskom financial manager has highlighted the extent of the large-scale looting that took place at the embattled, financially-strained parastatal.  

psaFin24 reports that the Public Servants Association has called President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to yet again extend the deadline for submission of a final report by the Commission of Inquiry into the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) "unjustifiable".  

nsfasThe Star reports that a National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) administrator has been accused of meddling with an employees’ pension fund in a bid to get rid of black managers.  

gunTimesLIVE reports that a security guard was shot and wounded during an early Monday morning cash-in-transit robbery near the Thembalihle train station in KwaMashu, north of Durban.  

anglogoldashantiBusinessLive reports that AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) expects to agree a sale of its last SA assets in the first half of 2020, marking the end of its exposure to the country.  

AlexanderForbesBL Premium reports that former Alexander Forbes (AF) CEO Andrew Darfoor has quietly settled with the pension fund administrator, ending a year-long battle with the firm after he accused it of unfair dismissal.  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 25 October 2019.

Sibanye StillwaterBloomberg reports that according to Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman, platinum-mining workers were unlikely to embark on a strike as a result of the current round of wage negotiations.  

SparNews24 reports that the Department of Labour and Employment (DEL) said in a statement on Friday that one of Spar's franchise stores in Elardus Park, Pretoria, had been closed for an alleged failure to comply with various laws.  

joburgcityThe Citizen reports that nearly 20% of the City of Johannesburg’s firefighters were in their fifth week of suspension with partial pay, when they appeared at the Labour Court on Thursday.  

nsfasWeekend Argus reports that the National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is facing industrial action which could disrupt the funding application process for the 2020 academic year.