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.

implatsheadgear smlCHRONICLE and CODE4SA write that in 100 years, no mining company has ever been prosecuted for exposing its workers to harmful quantities of dust underground.  

cosatuBusiness Report writes that Cosatu has agreed to sign the national minimum wage (NMW) deal, weeks after it pulled out of collectively signing with other constituencies at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac).  

joburgcityEWN reports that nine City of Johannesburg officials will be appearing in the commercial crimes court on Thursday morning for allegedly stealing R40,000 while working at public swimming pools near Rosettenville.  

Greenpeace AfricaMining Weekly reports that in the wake of industrial action by truck drivers in the coal transportation sector on Wednesday morning, Greenpeace Africa campaigner Nhlanhla Sibisi said that the protest were concerning.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that a 33-year-old man has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment after he was found guilty of stealing more than R100,000 through impersonation.  

sabcNews24 reports that SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) producer Vuyo Mvoko has been out of work for eight months while he waits for the outcome of an internal disciplinary process.  

protesteNCA reports that more than 50 independent truck companies have slammed the government's independent power producer programme.  

joburgcityEWN reports that Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba says he doesn’t understand why Jozi@Work employees are still angry with him as he has given the assurance that jobs won’t be shed.  

WesgroEngineering News reports that a R1.3-billion fabrics manufacturing facility is to be built in Atlantis, in the Western Cape, creating 200 jobs.  Czech company, PEGAS Nonwovens, will build the plant and will train Atlantis residents in the Czech Republic.  

pikitupThe Star reports that the Joburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) and Pikitup will work together to ensure the safety of some 600 Pikitup workers.  This follows the trashing of parts of Hillbrow and the inner city on Tuesday night by Jozi@Work members.  

cosatuANA reports that Cosatu said on Wednesday that government should come up with a plan to ensure no jobs were lost in the coal sector while power utility Eskom prepared to go into partnerships with independent power producers (IPP).  

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107News24 reports that heavy rock falls have delayed efforts to rescue five-year-old Richard Thole from a disused mine shaft in the Jerusalem informal settlement, Boksburg.  

gunThe Citizen reports that three armed robbers fled with a police pistol after they shot and wounded an off-duty officer during a robbery in Silverton on Tuesday afternoon.  

sabcNews24 reports that trade unions Solidarity and the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers’ Union (Bemawu) have consolidated their court cases to get Hlaudi Motsoeneng to pay the legal costs incurred defending the so-called SABC 8, whom they both represented.  

mosebenzizwaneANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers Youth Structure (NUM-YS) on Tuesday said it was concerned by Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane’s “continuous failure” to assist workers at Lily Mine.  

numSABC News reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) marched to the Diro Manganese Mine outside Postmasburg in the Northern Cape on Tuesday to protest against retrenchments at the mine.  

education90TimesLive reports that historic Durban school‚ Inanda Seminary‚ has teamed up with the Zenex Foundation to launch a pilot teacher-interns project in eight rural primary schools.  

sapsTimesLive reports that the body of a policeman who had been shot repeatedly in the head was discovered in a roadside ditch in Folweni‚ south of Durban‚ on Tuesday morning.  

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107The Citizen reports that illegal miners have said they would step in to recover the five-year-old boy who fell down a disused Boksburg mine shaft on Saturday, if they were given the chance.  

newsTimesLive reports that Child Welfare SA has confirmed that staff - including social workers - from its Johannesburg branch cannot afford to travel to work.  

joburgcityANA reports that Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba had to cancel the opening of the R22 million River Park clinic in Alexandra after a group held a protest and blocked roads around the precinct on Tuesday.  

protestANA reports that disgruntled coal truck drivers on Wednesday morning caused havoc in Pretoria by blocking roads on their way to the Union Buildings, where they intended to hand over a memorandum.  

prasaBusinessLive reports that Collins Letsoalo‚ the disgraced acting CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) is going nowhere.  Letsoalo told The Times there was “no need (for him) to consider moving" and added that only Transport Minister Dipou Peters‚ who seconded him to the position‚ could remove him.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 28 February 2017

newsIOL News reports that traffic is at a standstill on the N1 and N14 highways heading north in Pretoria on Wednesday morning due to protest action reportedly by truck drivers.  

fsbGroundup reports that thousands of former workers in the Western Cape furniture industry are an inch closer to getting paid their long awaited money from the industry’s provident fund, through the Western Cape Surplus Apportionment Scheme.  

employment thumb100 TMG Digital/BusinessLive reports that the Department of Trade and Industry approved more than R20-billion in industrial finance this year‚ creating 27,000 direct new jobs and about 108,000 new indirect jobs.  

graduate thumb100 BusinessLive reports that University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Max Price said on Monday that the state should consider a graduate tax to tackle the funding challenges faced by most students at tertiary institutions.  

SparBusinessLive reports that retailer Spar has denied wittingly hiring undocumented migrants as alleged by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), which is driving a crackdown.  

newsEWN reports that rescue teams were expected back on the scene on Tuesday morning where a five-year-old boy fell into a disused mine shaft in Boksburg.  The little boy has been trapped since Saturday.