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.

VantageGoldfieldsCity Press reports that Mpumalanga’s Lily Mine will remain closed for now, contrary to reports of a R319 million cash injection from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).  

amcu thumb medium80 81City Press reports that two former Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) members claim the union is running a well-managed project to kill rivals and rule the North West platinum belt.  

ManufacturingCircleeNCA reports that the manufacturing sector says it remains a job-creating engine in the economy, with the Manufacturing Circle to launch its Map to a Million plan soon, which will outline a plan to create one-million direct jobs over a 10-year period.  

UguThe Independent on Saturday reports that disgruntled members of the SA Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) have been holding KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) South Coast residents to ransom, cutting water supplies from Hibberdene to Port Edward.  

transnetlogo thumb100 Sunday Tribune reports that a trainee marine pilot fell into rough seas and drowned while trying to board a sailing vessel last week.  

sapsThe Citizen reports that a man in his 30s sustained fatal injuries when he was attacked by two dogs at about 8am on Friday at an address along Muir Avenue in Brakpan, Ekurhuleni.  

earningsBusiness Report writes that union rivalry came to the fore again last week when SA’s labour unions reacted differently to the R20 an hour national minimum wage (NMW) approved by cabinet.  

handcuffsEWN reports that a former 34-year-old female employee at the Department of Home Affairs has been arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Anti-Corruption Unit for issuing allegedly fraudulent permits.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that on Thursday a 45 year-old man accused of first raping, and then forcing his domestic worker to perform sex acts with his dog abandoned his bail application in the Bronkhorstspruit Magistrate’s Court.  

employment thumb100 Business Times writes that SA’s jobs market is entering a new era in which it could absorb less labour than in the past - even if growth returns to the economy.  

farming thumb medium80 84Fin24 reports that the combined agricultural job cuts for the past three quarters of 2017 reached 109,000, of which about 84% were in the Western Cape.  

popcruNews24 reports that Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) president Zizamele Cebekhulu said on Saturday that if the proposal for a reconfigured alliance was not accepted by the ANC, they were going to rebel.  

er24TimesLive reports that a 38-year-old man sustained multiple injuries‚ including suspected back injuries‚ when he fell through a roof of a building and plummeted more than 10 metres to the ground in an industrial area in Vanderbijlpark on Thursday afternoon.  

amcu thumb medium80 81EWN reports that private investigator Paul O' Sullivan has asked anyone with information on the recent killings in and around Marikana on the platinum belt to come forward.  

anglogoldashantiEWN reports that AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) has confirmed that all mineworkers who were trapped underground at the gold producer’s Mponeng operation near Carletonville on the West Rand have been brought to the surface.  

newsTimesLive reports that the Estate Agency Affairs Board revealed on Thursday that about 50,000 estate agents could be operating illegally in SA.  

earningsReuters reports that the Department of Labour said on Thursday that Cabinet had approved draft legislation to introduce a national minimum wage (NMW) of R20 per hour from May next year.  

Sibanye StillwaterMiningmx reports that Sibanye-Stillwater has completed a restructuring process at its Cooke gold and uranium shafts on the West Rand, cutting a total of 6,976 from its workforce including 1,350 employees who took voluntary separation packages.  

sabcEWN reports that SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) staff affiliated to the Broadcast, Electronic Media and Allied Workers’ Union (Bemawu) insist that their strike is legal and say that they’re prepared to fight their case in court.  

Solidarity2News24 reports that the Constitutional Court was on Thursday expected to hear a case brought by trade union Solidarity and the SA Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners' Association (Saripa) challenging the constitutionality of BEE and affirmative action.  

nehawu80Fin24 reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) was set to embark on a collision course with government on Thursday, as it readied itself to announce public sector wage demands in the double digits.  

earningsThe Citizen reports that Shoprite Holdings, the continent’s largest retailer, has made a surprising about-turn on executive remuneration.  

southafricalogoTimesLive reports that contracts worth R165-million were awarded to suppliers in which government employees‚ including political office bearers‚ had an interest.  

samwu thumb medium80 78TimesLive reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) says it is disgusted by the decision to increase the daily rate of Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) workers from R83.50 to just R88.00.  

sabcANA reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) said on Wednesday that it was concerned by the looming workers’ strike after the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers’ Union (Bemawu) declined to end the wage impasse.  

earningsFin24 reports that real disposable take-home pay shrank for the first time in seven months on a year-on-year (y/y) basis due to higher inflation in September 2017.  

PSiRATimesLive reports that on Monday morning police were called to the offices of the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) in the Joburg city centre‚ after protesting security guards blocked the entrance.  

protestEWN reports that on Monday morning hundreds of vehicles were slowly making their way towards Cape Town en route to Green Point with the aim of bringing attention to farm murders.  

durbanSunday Tribune reports that residents of eThekwini are experiencing ongoing utility billing bungles and electricity disconnections, because management at the city’s revenue department are allegedly not qualified to do their jobs.  

easterncape thumb100 ANA reports that Eastern Cape MEC for Eastern Cape Rural Development and Agrarian Reform, Mlibo Qoboshiyane, is expected to visit the Magwa Tea Estate in Lusikisiki next month for the first harvest following four years of dormancy.