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.

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.  

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.