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.

newsNetwerk24 reports that a lecturer at North-West University was killed this past weekend in a freak accident.  

cosatuFin24 reports that on Friday Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe briefed media on the recently Integrated Resources Plan for 2019 (IRP2019), which was gazetted earlier.  

sapuTimesLIVE reports that the SA Policing Union (Sapu) on Friday called for the immediate disbandment of the specialist National Intervention Unit (NIU) after claims its members killed fellow policemen.  

transhexBL Premium reports that diamond miner Trans Hex has put its unprofitable unit West Coast Resources (WCR) into liquidation, citing a fall of nearly a third in diamond prices.  

newsBusinessLive reports that property group Calgro M3 said on Monday it would be cutting staff and disposing of various projects amid an intensifying focus on cash preservation.  

picFin24 reports that Public Investment Corporation (PIC) interim chair Reuel Khoza says that concerns that businessman Iqbal Survé's Sekunjalo Holdings could be moving assets offshore is one of the reasons why the PIC believes it would be a logical step to have the company (Sekunjalo) liquidated.  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 18 October 2019.

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that a Mpumalanga teacher accused of sexually assaulting eight Grade 7 pupils has appeared in court and has been released on bail.  

OldMutualFin24 reports that Old Mutual Personal Finance Managing Director Karabo Morule has stepped down, citing personal reasons.  

newsSowetanLive writes that venerable actor Seputla Sebogodi has come a long way from being jailed for his political plays to being one of the most revered actors of our time.  

CCMANews24 reports that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has found that news agency Bloomberg did not commit unfair labour practices in a case involving senior journalist Sam Mkokeli.  

newsNews24 reports that a probe by Bishops Diocesan College into serious misconduct allegations against a former female teacher got under way on Friday, with the principal having been interviewed by the appointed attorney and senior advocate.  

sapsNews24 reports that Gauteng police said on Saturday after two people were arrested last week on corruption charges that no payment was required at any stage of the police's recruitment application process.  

NPABL Premium reports that former prosecutions boss Nomgcobo Jiba has lost the first round of her court battle to be reinstated to her position pending the Parliamentary process that will either confirm or overturn her removal.  

CCMASunday Times Business Times reports that new referrals to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) linked to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Act are expected to increase the agency’s dispute caseload by 25% this financial year.  

earningsBusinessLive reports that MPs are worried by the high salaries and benefits paid to senior university executives, in particular vice-chancellors, and have called for an inquiry into the matter.  

Senzo MchunuBusinessLIve reports that the Department of Public Service and Administration is finalising draft regulations for the conduct of lifestyle audits of government employees.  

nursing thumb medium90 93BL Premium reports that the government has temporarily waived one of the multiple bureaucratic hurdles facing public nursing colleges, which need approval from several agencies before they can begin training nurses on SA’s new qualifications, which kick in from January.  

fawuMail & Guardian reports that the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu), shaken by factional battles and a multimillion rand financial scandal, faces deregistration because of poor corporate governance and alleged mismanagement of membership fees.  

OldMutualSunday Times Business Times reports that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), as a major shareholder in Old Mutual, has taken a keen interest in the fracas between former CEO Peter Moyo and the company.  

picFin24 reports that the Members of Parliament (MPs) heard on Tuesday that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) would table a revised remuneration policy at the next Annual General Meeting with the shareholder - Treasury - in November.  

samwu thumb medium80 78BusinessLive reports that the cash-strapped SA Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) is gunning for R29m that it accuses the City of Johannesburg of illegally withholding in contravention of the Labour Relations Act.  

TwitterNews24 reports that EWN reporter Barry Bateman will be able to pay his bills at the end of the month after a "crowdfunding" campaign managed to raise enough money to cover his October salary.  

newsNews24 reports that an explicit video has been loaded on to a well-known pornographic website citing the name of Fiona Viotti, the Bishops Diocesan College water polo coach who resigned last week amid allegations of a sexual affair with an 18-year-old matric pupil.  

JMPDTimesLIVE reports that a Johannesburg metro police department (JMPD) officer died after she was run over on the M1 on Thursday morning.  

ShopriteTimesLIVE reports that a Shoprite regional manager who was under investigation after allegedly referring to black employees as lazy k*****s has been found not guilty.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 17 October 2019.

gautrainEngineering News reports that from 31 October, public transport in SA will move one step closer to integrated ticketing with the Gautrain to accept contactless bank cards for payment of its train, parking and bus services.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that eleven employees of a vehicle testing station in Limpopo, including the owner, were arrested in Marble Hall on Wednesday for allegedly issuing fraudulent roadworthy certificates.  

Netcare911News24 reports that a Gauteng factory worker sustained a "traumatic injury" when he slipped and fell, in the process crushing his arm in a roller.