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.

education thumb100 The Citizen reports that education activist Hendrick Makaneta has called on government to prioritise maths teachers in South Africa, saying that someone who teaches maths should not be paid the same as someone who teaches life orientation.  

VantageGoldfieldsFin24 reports that employees at the Barbrook Mine will meet with the company’s management team and the appointed business rescue practitioner on January 11 to hear how the process forward will affect them.  

sapsEWN reports that operators at the police’s 10111 call centres are concerned that staff shortages will cripple service delivery.  

gunANA reports that Tshwane Metro Police Department pleaded on Tuesday with the public to come forward if they had information regarding the murder of one of its officers.  

sapsThe Witness reports that KwaZulu-Natal’s top cop, Lieutenant-General Mmamonnye Ngobeni, was back at work on Tuesday and determined to do her job.  

easterncape thumb100 SABC News reports that Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle is under pressure from NGOs to make public reports on the so-called sex-for-jobs investigation.  

OceansUmhlangaBusinessLive reports that more than 460 domestic workers will own a portion of Durban’s exclusive R3.1bn Oceans Umhlanga development, thanks to the generosity of their wealthy employers.  

southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) has urged councillors who lost their seats in 2016’s local government elections to apply for their gratuity payments.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that Judge Nkola Motata, who was convicted of drunken driving in 2009, has failed in his latest bid to have the judicial conduct committee and tribunal established to investigate him declared unconstitutional.  

ambulanceNetwerk24 notes that ambulance crews complain that they feel unsafe at accident scenes, but asks:  How serious can the situation be?  Shockingly serious, reports Le Roux Schoeman, who accompanied EMS Ambulance #48 on New Year’s Eve on its call-outs on the Cape Flats.  

artisan2ANA reports that the Forum 4 Service Delivery (F4SD) said on Tuesday that South Africa has a vast shortage of various artisans.  

education thumb100 SABC News reports that the National Teacher's Union (Natu) and the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) have called on the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to tighten up the monitoring of matric examinations.  

earningsBusinessTech writes that, reflecting the South African economy in general, the average ‘real’ wage increase for 2017 is expected to be as flat as it was in 2016.  

employment thumb100 The New Age writes that, despite big hurdles, prospects in the labour market are improving and the manufacturing sector is expected to thrive this year on the back of more stable and reliable electricity.  

daTMG Digital reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has accused the ruling African National Congress (ANC) of not caring about investment and jobs.  

newsANA reports that prominent trade unionist Patrick Craven is leaving the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (Numsa).  

sapsThe New Age reports that police in South Africa remained under attack from dangerous criminals as 2016 drew to a close, with seven officers gunned down in December.  

capetown thumb100 Netwerk24 reports that tourism now provides more work than mining, with one out of every 22 working South Africans (4.5%) employed in that sector.  

southafricalogoDispatchLive reports that only 15 prison warders were on duty at St Albans Correctional Centre to guard 674 inmates on the day three convicts were killed in a riot.  

medicaldoctorHeraldLive reports that a new policy designed to prevent state doctors from abusing the Department of Health’s overtime system has been put on hold.  

easterncape thumb100 DispatchLive reports that millions of rands owed by Bhisho to contractors who have built low-cost housing for the Eastern Cape department of human settlements have plunged them into financial distress.  

ambulanceNetwerk24 reports that two paramedics of the Buthelezi ambulance service were killed when the ambulance they were travelling in overturned some 30 km north of Bloemfontein on Sunday.  

parliamentCity Press reports that parliamentary employees affiliated to the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) have once again dug in their heels against the controversial security vetting process that Parliament now says “never stopped”.  

farming thumb medium80 84Fin24 reports that a game-changer in Western Cape agriculture has seen farm workers benefiting from carbon credits earned through a climate change mitigation initiative.  

sancoTMG Digital reports that the SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco) on Saturday welcomed the Snyders Constitutional Court (ConCourt) ruling as a momentous victory‚ saying it has affirmed the protection of workers and families residing in farming communities.  

zumaIn his New Year's message, President Jacob Zuma said that jobs remained high on the list of South African’s priorities and in that regard, “we must continue to promote unity in action to reignite economic growth.”  

sandf thumb medium90 89News24 writes that it was a sombre moment for the family of rifleman Moalosi Mokhothu, who died during a gunfight with rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as they watched him take his last military march at the Air Force Base in Waterkloof.  

LesothoflagEWN reports that the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) says it will not postpone the deadline again for Lesotho nationals who are working, studying or running businesses in South Africa illegally to apply for special permits.  

cosatuNews24 reports that Cosatu in the Moses Kotane region in North West has threatened to make 2017 a difficult year for Sun International’s (SI’s) Sun City holiday resort.  

vavi1The Citizen reports that Zwelinzima Vavi, former general secretary of labour federation Cosatu, has taken to social media to air his views on the state of the country’s quality of education.