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.

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.  

suninternationalBased on a Sunday Times report, News24 writes that staff at holiday resort Sun City claim that damaged pipes have resulted in sewage-contaminated water leaking onto food that they have been given to eat.  

LesothoflageNCA reports that the Department of Home Affairs has urged Basotho nationals in South Africa to apply for special permits or face deportation come Saturday.  

newsThe Citizen reports that a Tronox Ltd employee lost his life and another was injured at the company’s Mineral Separation Plant in Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, on Thursday morning.  

eskomThe Citizen reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has vowed to continue to fight against the “apartheid” wage gap and high executive salaries at Eskom.  

sandf thumb medium90 89TMG Digital reports that the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is preparing to receive the body of late Rifleman Moalosi Albert Mokhothu who died during a firefight with rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last week.  

handcuffsANA reports that following a tipoff from the community, three men have been arrested in connection with an attack on paramedics in Khayelitsha on Tuesday.  

presidencyNews24 reports that The Presidency has confirmed that Tuesday, 27 December will indeed be a public holiday, after South Africans inquired if that was true.  

numsaTerry Bell writes that both the ministers of finance and economic development turned up to address the national congress of the National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa) this week, but, as many suspected, former public protector Thuli Madonsela didn’t pitch up.  

gavel thumb100 The Citizen reports that on Wednesday judgment was reserved in the North Gauteng High Court regarding an application by drink-driving Judge Nkola Motata to have numerous sections of the Judicial Service Act declared unconstitutional.  

hawksTMG Digital reports that three suspects allegedly linked to Monday’s murder of Sea Border Unit constable Mziwonke Siwisa will spend the long weekend behind bars after being arrested on Wednesday night.  

irvinjimThe Citizen reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has vowed to expose the “common agenda” of the ANC and the DA to pursue neo-liberal policies at the expense of the poor.  

gautengThe Citizen reports that according to the Gauteng department of health, community healthcare workers (CHW) were finally paid their stipends this week.  

farming thumb medium80 84ANA reports that workers at the Spier estate in Stellenbosch will have a little extra to spend this Christmas after the farm decided to divide a portion of cash earned via carbon credits.  

numsaNews24 reports that in the secretariat report to its 10th national congress, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) notes that SA’s manufacturing sector has bled 400,000 jobs since March 2008.  

fsbMoneyweb reports that the application by the former deputy registrar of pension funds at the Financial Services Board (FSB), Rosemary Hunter, that the court should supervise an investigation into the cancellation of thousands of dormant pension funds by the FSB has been dismissed in the Pretoria High Court.  

Stats SAMoneyweb reports that headline consumer inflation (CPI) accelerated to 6.6% year-on-year in November from 6.4% in October, data from Statistics SA showed on Wednesday.  

chickensTMG Digital reports that more than 1,000 KwaZulu-Natal chicken farmworkers face a bleak Christmas due to increased dumping of chicken imports.  

SanefNews24 reports that the SA National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) on Wednesday applauded the courage of and commitment to ethical journalism the so-called ‘SABC 8’ journalists displayed by testifying before Parliament's ad-hoc committee this week.  

newsMining Weekly reports that Atlatsa Resources on Tuesday reported a fatality at the Brakfontein shaft of its Bokoni mine, near Polokwane.  

sabcBusinessLive reports that Parliament on Wednesday condemned the continued death threats directed at the ‘SABC8’ and any other witness who appeared before the inquiry into the crisis at the public broadcaster. 

pikitupThe Star reports that ten people, including several Pikitup employees, have been arrested in southern Johannesburg over the past week on charges of fraud and misrepresentation.