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.

mosebenzizwaneANA reports that Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has instructed that no stone should be left unturned in getting to the cause of the accident which claimed the lives of five mineworkers at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine last week.  

handcuffsCaxton News Service reports that a well-known Brits businessman, Johan Kirchner, and his accomplice have been arrested in connection with illegal mining.  

kusasalethuSABC News reports that families of the five mineworkers who died recently at the Kusasalethu mine want answers from Harmony Gold management.  The miners were trapped following a seismic event which caused a rock fall. 

education blackboard thumb medium80 92The New Age reports that an average of 10% of teachers are absent daily at most South African public schools, which means that at a 40-classroom school, four classrooms remain unsupervised or other teachers have to step in.  

gavel thumb100 TimesLive reports that two teachers from the Bothithong High School in the Northern Cape (NC), arrested for sexual crimes, were on Tuesday expected to appear in the Kuruman Magistrate’s Court to apply for bail.  

joburgcityANA reports that a large group of disgruntled former Jozi@Work workers on Friday disrupted service delivery in Johannesburg by damaging infrastructure and littering extensively.  

GEPFTimesLive reports that the Independent Labour Caucus (ILC)‚ a collection of 12 unions‚ is objecting to the possible use of the state employees' pension fund to bail out South African Airways (SAA).  

sabmillerFin24 reports that South African Breweries (SAB) announced on Monday it would help create jobs in SA and increase opportunities for entrepreneurs to become part of its supply chain through its key entrepreneurship programmes.  

gavel thumb100 Maroela Media reports that Hlaudi Motsoeneng, former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO, has run out of options in trying to evade the court for the unlawful dismissal of the so-called ‘SABC 8’ journalists and must again appear in court on 6 September.  

newsPretoria News reports that months of hard work and determination paid off for 40 informal car guards this week when they received certificates after completing a course in crime prevention.  

protestGroundUp reports that on the last day of women’s month, 31 August, more than 200 women farm workers marched to the provincial legislature in Cape Town and then to the Department of Labour.  

mosebenzizwaneThe Star reports that Minister of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane, has challenged mining mogul and billionaire Patrice Motsepe to consider paying his mineworkers higher salaries as he does for players at Mamelodi Sundowns.  

ambulanceCape Times reports that Emergency Medical Services staff were unable to reach a patient in Mitchells Plain on Saturday and had to leave the area when they and police came under attack in Rocklands.  

ramaphosaNews24 reports that trade union federation Cosatu said on Monday that it remained fully behind Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in his quest to become the ANC's next president.  It dismissed Ramaphosa’s alleged extramarital affairs as “silly” and as “a matter between him and his family”.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 4 September 2017.

numCity Press reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said after five workers were killed at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine that mining companies get away with minor sanctions over fatalities when they should face full prosecution.  

newsRapport reports that Free State Agriculture has called on the Department of Labour to introduce guidelines for the recruitment, remuneration and living conditions of seasonal workers as soon as possible.  

amcu thumb medium80 81News24 reports that members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) disrupted the memorial on Monday for the five Harmony Gold miners who died last week.  

mosebenzizwaneANA reports that Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said on Friday that the Kusasalethu mine incident where five mineworkers lost their lives should be a “turning point” in the health and safety of the mining industry.  

numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has welcomed the public protector’s decision to investigate maladministration, corruption, and tender irregularities at SA Airways (SAA).  

sapsNews24 reports that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa told an emotional crowd on Sunday that honouring the 40 slain police officers who died in 2016 was not only about loss, memory and sacrifice, but also legacy and ensuring that no other child was left orphaned by criminals.  

northencapelogoDiamond Fields Advertiser reports that a massive public outcry has erupted following reports that 30 pupils at one school in the Northern Cape have been impregnated by teachers.  

SaftuANA reports the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has condemned the possible use of Public Investment Corporation (PIC) funds to bail out bankrupt state-owned enterprises (SOEs) such as SAA.  

SupraMahumapeloCape Times reports that North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo intends to meet Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) leader Joseph Mathunjwa over reconciliation and healing in Marikana.  

woolworthsBusinessLive reports that the Woolworths top management will not receive Christmas bonuses as the retailer reported its worst results in 10 years and failed to achieve profit targets.  

publicprotectorSunday Times reports that in a strained standoff last Monday, public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane the leadership of SA Airways (SAA) to a meeting, where she ordered them to reverse a decision to axe four employees for contravening the airline's communications policy.  

harmonyeNCA reports that Harmony Gold is to hold a memorial service on Monday in Carletonville, west of Johannesburg, for five miners who died last week after a rockfall at the Kusasalethu mine.  

santacoNews24 reports that the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) warned on Sunday that taxi fares would possibly increase by between R1 and R5 per journey, depending on the region, following a petrol price increase of 67c per litre.  

sapsANA reports that a senior policewoman was killed at the KwaMhlanga police holding cells in Mpumalanga on Saturday, allegedly by an awaiting trial female prisoner suspected to be mentally ill.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 1 September to Sunday, 3 September 2017.