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.

healthcareTimesLIVE reports that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) health workers who have been exposed to traumatic incidents will be given the opportunity to undergo "psychological debriefing in order to help them cope".  

armBusinessLive reports that African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), which is chaired by Patrice Motsepe, has set aside R319m in respect of the lawsuit aimed at compensating victims of silicosis and other occupational lung diseases.  

earningsBusinessLive reports that shareholders of pay-TV provider MultiChoice, which recently flew the Naspers coop, have rejected the implementation of the operator’s pay policy.  

sasboBusinessLive reports that the economy is set to face collateral damage when finance union Sasbo embarks on a total shutdown of the banking sector on 27 September, but the industry says it has put plans in place to limit the damage.  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 30 August 2019.

handcuffsThe Citizen reports that a sergeant, 35, and constable, 34, attached to the Polokwane police station appeared in the Polokwane Regional Court on Thursday on charges of corruption and defeating the ends of justice.  

SARSCity Press reports that the SA Revenue Service (Sars) is still reeling from the rot brought about by its former commissioner, Tom Moyane.  

cosatuNews24 reports that trade union federation Cosatu has demanded that National Treasury should withdraw its recently released document on economic growth, saying it made government incoherent, confused and unreliable.  

groupfiveBusinessLive reports that a successful rescue of the ailing Group Five construction firm will save up to 3,500 jobs and improve the shortfall to creditors by R5bn.  

parliamentNews24 writes that according to a report in the Sunday Times, high-earning Members of Parliament are preparing to resist a move to trim some of their benefits.  

numFin24 reports that despite substantial political support for restructuring at Eskom, it appears as if the power utility is on a collision course with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) over its plans to unbundle.  

Sibanye StillwaterMining Weekly reports that Sibanye-Stillwater on Thursday reported that its South African gold operations achieved seven-million shifts with no fatalities – amounting to about 365 days of production without a fatality – for the six months ended 30 June.  

sasboANA writes that finance union Sasbo said on Thursday that it was calling on its 73,000 members countrywide to strike on 27 September in protest against the economic crisis in the country and job losses.  

ramaphosaNews24 reports that Cosatu is engaging with the Office of the President for President Cyril Ramaphosa to visit Marikana in October.  

southafricalogoNews24 reports that the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) has found non-compliance with the law by some Mpumalanga security companies, leading to the guards being exploited by their employers.  

gautengNews24 reports that Gauteng Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku made a commitment at the health department budget vote to invest more than R1bn towards the maintenance and refurbishment of facilities across the province.  

tshwane thumb100 News24 reports that embattled Tshwane city manager Moeketsi Mosola finally signed a separation agreement, which saw him vacate his position effective on 31 August.  

joburgcityNews24 reports that a total of 1,879 cleaners started their first day of work for the City of Johannesburg on Sunday after being in-sourced.  

sapsNews24 reports that the police and government have paid their respects to 27 police officers, including a reservist, who lost their lives in the line of duty in the last financial year.  

LosiNews24Wire reports that Cosatu president Zingiswa Losi has rubbished claims that her predecessor and the current deputy minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, S’dumo Dlamini, was poisoned.  

earningsBusinessTech reports that according to the latest BankservAfrica Take-home Pay Index, take-home pay in SA increased above inflation in July 2019, thereby providing a slight boost to household spending.  

necsa1Engineering News reports that Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy is opposed to any retrenchments at the SA Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) in order to cope with the corporation’s current financial crisis.  

prasaFin24 reports that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) announced on Wednesday evening that its group executive for information technology, Chris Mbhatha, had been found guilty for his role in the illegal awarding of a contract and had been dismissed.  

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

healthcareNews24 reports that not a single state health facility in Gauteng has been assessed as complying with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), according to a statement DA Gauteng health spokesperson Jack Bloom issued on Thursday.  

newsThe Citizen reports that the Bank of Lisbon building that previously housed the Gauteng health department in central Johannesburg will be turned into a heap of rubble in November.  

sabcBusinessLive reports that the directors of the board of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) could be declared delinquent because the embattled public broadcaster is trading under insolvent circumstances.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that Treasury director-general Dondo Mogajane warned in Parliament on Wednesday that Eskom could run out of money as of end-March 2020 if it failed to raise necessary finance and this implied more funding from the government.  

cosatuBusinessLive reports that trade union federation Cosatu discussed finance minister Tito Mboweni’s economic strategy document on Wednesday after it was released for public comment earlier this week.  

durbanBusinessLive reports that eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede has created a crisis for the ANC by holding on to the mayoral chain despite a provincial executive committee (PEC) decision instructing her to vacate office.