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.

sapsNews24 reports that an off-duty police officer was stabbed to death in an apparent robbery in Kleinvlei, Cape Town in the early hours of Sunday morning.  

gunNews24 reports that a security guard at Dragon City in Johannesburg was killed on Friday afternoon at approximately 12:45 in a failed armed robbery attempt.  

education90News24 reports that a teacher at Queens High School in Johannesburg has been suspended pending an investigation amid allegations of sexual harassment.  

newsNews24 reports that a 21-year-old student nurse at a Cape Town hospital was kidnapped while leaving her workplace and raped in the bushes near a local court, Western Cape police confirmed on Friday.  

AltronFin24 reports that the board of Altron advised shareholders on Friday that three senior executives of its subsidiary Altron Nexus had been placed on pre-cautionary suspension.  

earningsMoneyweb reports that its recent analysis of remuneration of bank executives over the past decade shows that their fixed remuneration plus short-term incentives soared.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 5 September 2019.

southafricalogoMoneyweb reports that SA’s troubled construction industry has been given a glimmer of hope, with state-owned enterprises (SOEs) Transnet, Eskom, the Airports Company of SA (Acsa) and the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) advertising multiple multi-billion rand construction projects.  

GEPFBL Premium reports that the board of trustees of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) says it has not failed in its responsibility to look after the interests of its 1.7-million members and pensioners.  

OldMutualBL Premium comments that Old Mutual has no choice but to see the battle with former CEO Peter Moyo play out to the very last.  

newsNews24 reports that one of the three people arrested for the kidnapping of six-year-old Grade R pupil Amy'Leigh de Jager is a teacher at her school, Laerskool Kollegepark, in Vanderbijlpark.  

sabcNews24 reports that the state capture commission of inquiry was scheduled to hear testimony on Thursday from three former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) employees, including two who were part of the infamous ‘SABC 8’.  

gautengThe Star reports that a year ago on Thursday, a fire broke out at the Bank of Lisbon building in the Joburg CBD, killing three firefighters who were struggling to douse the flames.  

numIndependent News reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has lashed out at President Cyril Ramaphosa, Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe and the ANC for snubbing its two-day special national conference in Durban.  

MineralsCouncilSAMining Weekly reports that the Minerals Council SA (previously known as the Chamber of Mines) on Wednesday said it was “deeply concerned and saddened” at the violence that had erupted in and around Gauteng over the course of the last few days.  

employment thumb100 Bloomberg reports that digitisation and automation advancements could add 1.2 million jobs in South Africa by 2030, McKinsey & Co said in a report Thursday.  

gunTimesLIVE reports that two Cape Town law enforcement officers died on Wednesday after being shot for their firearms.  

sapsTimesLIVE reports that a suspicious-looking sick note has unmasked a police warrant officer and his wife for running a bogus doctor's certificate and prescription scam going back to 2013.  

saa thumb medium95 76BusinessLive reports that the British airline turnaround expert Peter Davies is to step down as the chief restructuring officer (CRO) of SAA.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Wednesday, 4 September 2019.

nxesiCity Press reports that government is pinning its hopes on the pending Employment Equity Amendment Bill to allow it to speed up transformation in the workplace.  

easterncape thumb100 City Press reports that the Eastern Cape government is embarking on a process that could see sex work being decriminalised in the province.  

newsThe Citizen writes that according to economist Mike Schűssler, if all the knock-on effects of the ongoing trucking sector violence were taken into account, the final costs to the country could run into billions of rands.  

healthcareTimesLIVE reports that a gang of men overpowered guards at Durban's St Augustine's Hospital before brazenly robbing staff and making off with televisions, cellphones and a microwave in the early hours of Wednesday morning.  

er24Cape Argus reports that a worker's first aid skills played a big role in helping save a colleague’s life on Tuesday.  

daANA reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) advised on Wednesday that irregular Gauteng hospital security contracts worth R650 million annually that were awarded in 2014 have been extended on a month by month basis for three years.  

medicaldoctorCape Times reports that a Cape Town doctor has spoken out about the burnout he suffered while working in a public hospital that treats 4,500 patients a month and handles as many as 80 acute trauma cases a day in one of the city’s notorious gang-infested areas.  

gavel thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that a security guard who murdered his colleague in a cash-in-transit robbery has been jailed for life.  

minerMining Weekly reports that the Q(h)ubeka Trust has so far paid out R166-million to 1,626 qualifying beneficiaries and dependants since its inception in March 2016.  

sabcBusinessLive reports that Madoda Mxakwe, CEO of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), says his team inherited an organisation in financial ruin stemming from years of disregard for internal controls and governance processes.