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.

healthcareThe New Age reports that patients in the Eastern Cape are bearing the brunt of a chronic shortage of health practitioners, including doctors and nurses.  Huge staff shortages and weak primary care are the two most pressing problems for the province.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that Hawks in Northern Cape said on Wednesday that four men convicted of illegal mining were sentenced in the Port Nolloth Magistrate's Court to 12 months imprisonment or a R6,000 fine.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 30 November 2016

joburgcityEWN reports that the City of Johannesburg said Metrobus commuters could expect an improvement in the operation of the service on Wednesday afternoon.  

news shutterstockIn our Wednesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Tuesday, 29 November 2016.

newsThe first group of frontline tourism staff to be trained in Mandarin have completed the initial phase of their training and are heading to China for cultural learning experiences.  

sapsNews24 reports that police officers in the Western Cape are being earmarked for advanced tactical training to boost their reactions under criminal fire.  

amcu thumb medium80 81In a rather one-sided but interesting opinion piece, columnist Xolisa Phillip writes that the Association of |Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) is in league with cold, hard reality in the membership numbers game against its arch rival the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).  

saa thumb medium95 76South African Airways (SAA) issued a statement on Wednesday warning members of the public of the re-emergence of a recruitment scam inviting young people to apply for cabin crew training programme.  

sandf thumb medium90 89TMG Digital/Cape Newsroom reports that SA’s defence force has narrowly avoided a potentially embarrassing court case by delivering rations at the eleventh hour to three army bases where soldiers had no food.  

fawuANA reports that the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) on Wednesday vowed to proceed with rolling mass protest action against the imminent “sugar tax” and the so-called dumping of chicken from the European Union (EU).  

SanefANA reports that the South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) on Tuesday said it was greatly concerned about the dismissal – without a hearing – of Steven Motale the Editor of The Citizen.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92News24 reports that two of Cape Town's three main train lines are back up and running after three days of around the clock repair work to Metrorail's vandalised equipment.  

gautengThe Gauteng Health Department indicated in a statement on Tuesday that in a bid to improve the quality of service delivery in the province it recruited 8,371 officials in the period from January to October 2016.  

earningsThe New Age reports that labour federation Cosatu is to undertake a clarity-seeking mission with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s advisory panel that proposed a R3,500 per month national minimum wage (NMW).  

VantageGoldfieldsANA reports that the search for the remains of three Lily Gold Mine workers, who were trapped underground in Barberton in February, would resume in the next six to eight months, the Vantage Goldfields said on Tuesday.  

parliamentFin24 reports the African National Congress (ANC) in Parliament wants more research done before a sugar tax, which is supposed to come into effect in April 2017, is implemented.  

joburgcityEWN reports that Metrobus says services along some of its major routes have been disrupted as a strike by its drivers continues on Wednesday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 29 November 2016

newsANA reports that The Citizen newspaper on Monday announced that it had terminated the employment contract of its editor Steven Motale with immediate effect.  

earningsEWN reports that the South African Domestic Service and Allied Workers’ Union (Sadsawu) says, while it welcomes the increase in minimum wages, it’s not enough.  

RTMCThe Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) will be hosting its first ever indaba with traffic officers from all provinces and municipalities to seek solutions to the carnage on the country’s roads.  

southafricalogoTMG Digital reports that public servants were warned on Monday not to spend money recklessly over the festive season.  

sapsEWN reports that a memorial service took place in Mitchells Plain for three slain police officers on Tuesday morning.  The SA Police Service (SAPS) members were gunned down in separate incidents across Cape Town over the past seven days.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that thousands of Cape Town train commuters have had to endure another morning of delays.  

strike thumb medium85 85ANA reports that the Msukaligwa local municipality in Ermelo in Mpumalanga on Monday fired 200 workers after they embarked on an “illegal strike” over a wage curve dispute.  

southafricalogoSowetan reports that a second top labour department official faces contempt of court charges for taking too long to pay hundreds of millions of rands to a company that processes “injury on duty” claims.  

suninternationalBusiness Report writes that the R4 billion Time Square casino and hotel being developed by Sun International (SI) at Menlyn Maine in Pretoria is set to create thousands of new job opportunities and economic benefits.  

FronemanReuters reports that Neal Froneman, CEO of Sibanye Gold, warned on Monday that SA’s mining industry was at risk of collapse due to political unrest and labour instability which have negatively impacted investment into the country.  

fawuTimesLive reports that the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) has declared war on the Treasury, demanding the scrapping of the proposal for a sugar tax.