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.

phiyegaCity Press reports that suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega has three weeks left before she has to submit arguments to convince President Jacob Zuma not to fire her.  

tshwane thumb100 TimesLive reports that a Tshwane metro police officer will claim that there was ‘a lot of provocation’ when he allegedly shot and killed a motorist in Hatfield, Pretoria, last Friday.  

northwestprovinceThe New Age reports that the North West provincial government could reduce the salaries of senior employees as part of continued efforts to scale down on expenditure during the course of 2017.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 9 January 2017

fsbNetwerk24 reports that Rosemary Hunter, former deputy registrar of pension funds at the Financial Services Board (FSB), intends to appeal against the court ruling in her case relating to cancelled pension funds.  

earningsBusinessTech reports that a new study released by Quartz has revealed that South African CEOs topped the list of fastest earners in the world, taking just over seven hours to earn the average South African’s annual wage.  

education90The Star reports that a war of words erupted between the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) following last week’s release of the 2016 matric results.  

graphdownHeraldLive reports that there may be more water in South Africa’s well this season, but consumers are unlikely to feel the effects until at least the third quarter.  

medicaldoctorDaily News writes that the National Health Department could find itself in a crisis if all stakeholders do not reach an understanding on government’s proposed implementation of its new Commuted Overtime Policy.  

robdaviesBusinessLive reports that Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, who in December increased tariffs on imported chicken portions, says the government is aware of the crisis facing the poultry industry and is tackling it on various fronts.  

zumaEWN reports that President Jacob Zuma says discussions have started with legal representatives for compensation related to the 2012 Marikana tragedy and that the victims are close to being compensated.  

ambulanceEWN reports that members of a Melomed24 paramedic crew are undergoing trauma counselling after being attacked in Athlone on Friday evening.  

transnetlogo thumb100 amaBhungane writes that the Transnet Maritime School of Excellence is paraded in the media every year for its purported achievements in training young South Africans for skilled jobs in the maritime transport environment.  

mpumaThe New Age reports that Nkangala Fire division chief Maggie Machete says an investigation will follow the death of one of their rescue workers who died while trying to save a passenger from a minibus taxi.  

suninternationalSunday Times reports that three cleaners at Sun City claim they were made to strip naked after guests alleged that R6,000 had been stolen from their unit at the resort's Vacation Club apartments on New Year's Day.  

chickensSunday Tribune reports that one of SA’s biggest chicken producers is selling 15 of its 25 farms in Hammarsdale to stay afloat after fighting years of dumping by importers.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92News24 reports that international news publication, The Economist, has declared SA’s schools as among the most inept in the world.  

saqaBusinessLive reports that the SA Qualifications Authority (SAQA) has published a new policy framework for dealing with falsified or illegitimate qualifications.  

solidariteitBusinessLive reports that Solidarity on Friday expressed concern over the state of affairs at the Barbrook Mine near Barberton, which is under business rescue.  

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that the three men accused of robbing paramedics in Khayelitsha on 27 December will stay behind bars until 10 March, for a formal bail application, the Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court ruled on Friday.  

nehawu80EWN reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) in the Eastern Cape is threatening action against the provincial government if it doesn't release a sex-for- jobs inquiry report.  

durbanTMG Digital reports that the eThekwini Municipality has warned Durban job seekers about a con artist claiming to be a municipal employee who has been hooking her victims by placing fake recruitment advertisements.  

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that three men accused of robbing paramedics while they were treating a patient in Khayelitsha were due to appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on Friday.  

phiyegaBusinessLive reports that Parliament’s portfolio committee on police is eagerly awaiting President Jacob Zuma’s response to the report of the Claassen board of inquiry into suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega.  

sapuEWN reports that the South African Policing Union (SAPU) has urged police management to fix issues at its 10111 call centres before they turn into a crisis.  

medicaldoctorCape Argus reports that more than a hundred doctors across the country who have completed their community service at state facilities are unemployed and in dire need of being placed at health care centres.  

southafricalogoMail & Guardian reports that Thembinkosi Mkalipi, chief director of labour relations at the Department of Labour, faces an internal investigation into his alleged role in setting up the Workers’ Association Union (WAU).  

witsuniversityTMG Digital reports that hundreds of workers who were outsourced by the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) have now begun their work as the institution’s employees‚ the university said on Wednesday.  

ancNews24 reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said on Wednesday that the ANC’s annual birthday celebrations, to be held this weekend, would be much ado about nothing.  

earningsBusinessLive reports that shareholder activist Theo Botha is urging shareholders of Coronation Fund Managers to vote against the group’s remuneration policy at the annual general meeting (AGM) in February.