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.

earningsBloomberg reports that Naspers increased the compensation of its CEO Bob van Dijk by 5% as the company prepared to further boost its international internet business in the face of falling pay TV customers in Sub-Saharan Africa.  

sabcWeekend Argus reports that an unspoken protest by SABC TV news staff, who were all dressed in black when they were on camera on Friday, “was not a protest”, according to SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago.  

medicaldoctoreNCA reports that overworked South African junior doctors are calling for new regulations on working hours.  This follows the death of a young intern who allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel after working a very long shift.  

statssaBDLive reports that South Africa’s unemployment crisis will be laid bare when data are released this week amid SA’s struggle to revive the economy.  

minerBusiness Report writes that former mineworkers, or their beneficiaries, in South Africa and neighbouring countries were owed as much as R10 billion in unclaimed benefits, Deputy Minister for Mineral Resources Godfrey Oliphant said on Friday.  

solidariteitNews24 reports that judgment in the case of the four SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) journalists who were fired last week will be handed down in the Labour Court Cape Town on Tuesday, trade union Solidarity said on Monday.  

boardroomtableBusiness Report writes that three sessions of negotiations between SA’s vehicle manufacturers and the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) have failed to achieve agreement on any of the union’s demands.  

necsa1Netwerk24 reports that the Pelindaba reactor might have to be shut down this week as a result of the biggest strike ever at the facility.  

NMMUHeraldLive reports that Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) will soon open SA’s 10th medical school, vice-chancellor Professor Derrick Swartz announced at the weekend.  This comes after years of campaigning by the university.  

graduate thumb100 TimesLive reports that Universities SA, which represents local universities, has recommended to the Fees Commission of Inquiry that employed graduates should be forced to pay a graduates' tax to help fund free higher education.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 23 July and Sunday, 24 July 2016

SWEATANA writes that a “Good practice guide” for sex workers is a fundamental tool in educating those in the industry about their rights and vulnerabilities and ensuring sex workers are tested and treated for HIV.  

postoffice thumb100 The New Age reports that the SA Post Office (Sapo) has moved to allay fears on the part of workers that it would renege on a recently concluded wage accord.  

durbanIndependent on Saturday reports that striking Durban bus drivers said on Friday that if their demands were not met they would disrupt next month's municipal elections, and would not vote.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 22 July 2016

labourcourtsBDLive reports that the Labour Court hearing into the dismissal of four SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) journalists was heard on Friday, with Judge Robert Lagrange saying he would try give judgment on Monday morning.  

news shutterstockIn our Friday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 21 July 2016.

handcuffsEWN reports that there has been an apparent breakthrough in the investigation into an attack on two paramedics at the Happy Valley informal settlement in Cape Town.  

earningsFinancial Mail reports that at Investec’s AGM on 4 August 2016, CEO Stephen Koseff’s "big bucks" will come under fierce scrutiny.  

sapsHeraldLive reports that a delayed multimillion-rand upgrade of the Bethelsdorp police station has caused detectives to book off sick due to “unworkable” conditions.  

minerBDLive reports that legislation providing for the merger of statutes that provide benefits for occupational diseases may be in force by the end of the 2016-17 financial year.  

guneNCA reports that an on-duty North West police officer stationed at the Hartbeesfontein police station was killed on Thursday while responding to a business burglary alarm at a local bank in the town.  

sapsNews24 reports that members of the police’s National Intervention Unit (NIU) and a group of suspected zama zamas (illegal miners) got involved in a skirmish on Thursday evening resulting in one fatality and a number of injuries.  

sabcNews24 reports that one of the so-called SABC 8, Vuyo Mvoko, will be approaching the High Court to put him back on the air after the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) terminated its contract with him.  

kznuniversityDaily News reports that the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal wants to meet with the University of KZN’s Medical School over its quota policy, which excludes hundreds of Indian students each year.  

newsHeraldLive reports that on Thursday in Port Elizabeth, the ANC paraded eight former Bedford farmworkers who claimed they were mistreated by Nelson Mandela Bay Democratic Alliance (DA) mayoral candidate Athol Trollip and his family.  

southafricalogoTimesLive reports that an expert witness has detailed how the temporary bridge over the M1 in Sandton that collapsed in October last year was riddled with deviations, discrepancies and failed a scaffolding design compliance test.  

sabcBDLive reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has argued that the Labour Court does not have jurisdiction to deal with the application against it lodged by fired journalists.  

LafargeBusiness Report writes that cement and building materials producer Lafarge SA has dismissed about 150 employees after they embarked on an illegal strike and ignored two written ultimatums to return to work.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 21 July 2016