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.

kznlogo thumb100 Daily News reports that the Public and Allied Workers’ Union of SA (Pawusa) has lambasted the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) health department for “wasting” about R40 million on an unaccredited course for mortuary technicians.  

vutSowetan reports that the breakdown in relations between the vice-chancellor of the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) and a senior director has led to the latter walking away with a R4m settlement.  

nehawu80EWN reports that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) says it has not received notification of a court interdict to stop its action at the Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital in Krugersdorp.  

newsThe Star reports that thousands of disgruntled Tiso Blackstar staff may soon embark on national strike action following a decision on Monday by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to grant them a certificate of non-resolution of a dispute.  

tshwane thumb100 EWN reports that Tshwane’s new mayor Stevens Mokgalapa has defended Moeketsi Mosola remaining in his position as city manager, arguing that he lacks the powers to oust him.  

protestGroundUp reports that on Tuesday Gauteng community health care workers blocked entrances to the Department of Health building on Thabo Sehume Street in Tshwane.  

handcuffsThe Citizen reports that a 34-year-old domestic worker, who was arrested following a theft at a home in Umhlatuzana, KwaZulu-Natal, has been denied bail.  

tshwane thumb100 The Citizen reports that Tshwane city manager Moeketsi Mosola faces accusations of purging senior staff in the mayor’s office after he fired two officials soon after Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa terminated the irregular GladAfrica contract.  

Solidarity2TimesLIVE reports that Solidarity has indicated that on Wednesday it would ask that the Labour Court in Johannesburg to set aside the sport and recreation ministry's transformation charter.  

auroraBL Premium reports that Khulubuse Zuma, nephew of former president Jacob Zuma, is back in negotiations with the liquidators of the Pamodzi mining group to pay more than R1.4bn he personally owes to creditors.  

retirementBusinessLive reports that most service providers, including lawyers and administrators, are overcharging retirement funds, endangering the ability of employees to retire with dignity, according to the industry regulator.  

gautengNews24 reports that Gauteng MEC for roads and transport, Ismail Vadi, has announced his intention to close Nancefield Dube West Taxi Association (Nanduwe) and Witwatersrand Taxi Association (WATA) taxi ranks and routes in Soweto.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that a 40-year-old woman, accused of beating a teacher with an umbrella “to teach her a lesson”, was granted bail at the Mankwe Magistrate Court in Mogwase on Tuesday.  

kznlogo thumb100 The Mercury writes that financial support of R1.1 billion has been provided to small and emerging businesses in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) by the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs in the past five years.  

Sibanye StillwaterMiningmx reports that Sibanye-Stillwater has withdrawn a back to work proposal it had offered to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) to end a strike at its gold operations.  

strike thumb medium85 85EWN reports that workers at the Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital in Krugersdorp say they will intensify their strike if management goes ahead and implements the ‘no work, no pay’ principle.  

MidvaalEWN reports that a Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) and four directors at the Midvaal Local Municipality, which is run by the Democratic Alliance (DA), have been implicated in a cash-for-jobs scandal.  

parliamentEWN reports that Cosatu wants Parliament to halt its interviews of candidates for appointment to the board of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and has also threatened legal action.  

MantasheReuters reports that growing unrest at Sibanye-Stillwater's gold operations has left nine people dead since workers downed tools in November, prompting mineral resources minister Gwede Mantashe to call on the police to step in and protect the local community.  

strike thumb medium85 85EWN reports that Patrick Sofohlo, CEO of Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital in Krugersdorp, on Tuesday said he was concerned about the impact of the ongoing strike at the facility, but denied that it had reached crisis level.  

Sibanye StillwaterMiningmx reports that Sibanye-Stillwater has offered the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) a proposal to get its striking members back to work.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 4 March 2019.

SanefTimesLIVE reports that a forensic inquiry by Deloitte has found no evidence that any payment was made by Bosasa to the SABC 8 campaign in 2016.  

edconANA reports that the African National Congress (ANC) on Monday expressed its relief that thousands of direct and indirect jobs had been saved after financially troubled retail group Edcon reached a deal with creditors.  

MantasheBusiness Report writes that, with fewer employees having died across the country’s mines last year than the year before, Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has shrugged off calls for the government to arrest mine bosses for fatalities   

earningsThe Citizen reports that the Restaurants Association of SA (Rasa) has warned that implementation of the national minimum wage (NMW) would lead to job cuts and a net loss for the industry if mitigating measures were not put in place.  

hawksNews24 reports that a collaborative swoop by the Hawks led to the arrest of 16 people who allegedly rendered security services without the required registration.  

cwu thumb medium90 95BusinessLive reports that the Communications Workers Union (CWU) has expressed concern about the shortlisting process for the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), indicating it was shocked to learn there was no labour candidate among the 24 names on the shortlist.  

MineralsCouncilSAFin24 reports that SA’s mining industry recorded a 3% decrease in the total number of occupational diseases reported nationally for 2017 compared with the previous year.  

cosatuCity Press reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa has been given a reprieve by labour federation Cosatu, which has decided not to change its national congress resolution and will continue backing the ANC in the general election on 8 May.