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.

cosatuFin24 reports that amid calls for Eskom to be moved to the department of mineral resources and energy for oversight, Cosatu’s parliamentary coordinator Matthew Parks pointed out that that would not solve the power crisis.  

harmonyBusiness Report writes that Harmony Gold Mining announced on Monday that one of its employees had been fatality injured on Saturday morning, following a mud rush related incident at its Tshepong mine, in Welkom.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 13 January 2020.

kznlogo thumb100 Daily News reports that safety concerns at KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) hospitals have arisen after two men walked into Clairwood Hospital and fatally shot a 47-year-old man in the head.  

graduate thumb100 SowetanLive reports that a senior official at the Dihlabeng local municipality has been accused of falsifying her qualifications to land a plush job in the embattled municipality in eastern Free State.  

ancCity Press reports that writes that if ANC treasurer-general Paul Mashatile has his way, the political party will not employ more staff, and it will cut back on bling events and ditch some of its expensive programmes.  

cosatuThe Star reports that it will take a while before Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) deputy general secretary Solly Phetoe makes a full recovery, according to the trade union federation.  

southafricalogoThe Sunday Independent reports that the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has announced a mandatory requirement in the form of a pre-entry certificate for senior managers to be appointed to top positions in government.  

saa thumb medium95 76The Star reports that South African Airways’ (SAA’s) business rescue practitioners (BRPs) believe there is a reasonable prospect that the troubled national airline can be saved despite the inevitable risks and challenges.  

eskomCape Argus reports that state-owned power utility Eskom’s troubles are expected to worsen this week as more board members are expected to follow the footsteps of former board chairperson Jabu Mabuza, who resigned last week.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92Daily News reports that a new draft bill will strip school governing bodies (SGBs) of the authority to appoint school principals, their deputies and heads of department.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Pretoria News reports that Tshwane train commuters will experience delays from Monday as the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) has not finished replacing stolen overhead cables.  

tshwane thumb100 Pretoria News reports that the regional branch of the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) is again at odds with the City of Tshwane over wage increases, an issue that led to a crippling unprotected strike last year.  

news shutterstockIn our Monday morning roundup, see
summaries of our selection of recent
South African labour-related stories

numsaBusinessLive reports that as Eskom battles to keep SA’s lights on, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has called for the board of the state-owned power to be replaced.  

headgearMiningmx reports that mining lawyer Hulme Scholes is pushing ahead relentlessly with his legal action to have the latest versions of the Mining Charter scrapped and he expects it to come before the High Court “early in the second half of this year”.  

ambulanceGroundUp reports that scores of Eastern Cape ambulance drivers and their assistants laid down tools on Friday and staged sit-ins at their places of work.  

nursing thumb medium90 93News24 reports that two nurses from Buxedene Clinic, near Nongoma in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), have been suspended for allegedly failing to assist a pregnant woman shortly before she gave birth.  

earningsSowetanLive reports that the Limpopo Artists Movement has intervened in the nasty fight between Matorokisi hit-maker Makhadzi and her manager over money.  

publicprotectorBL Premium reports that National Assembly speaker Thandi Modise is to consider a request by the Public Servants Association (PSA) for parliament to investigate allegations of maladministration in the office of the public protector.  

encaThe Citizen reports that Kanthan Pillay, head of news at eNCA, has unreservedly apologised for a tweet in which he referred to former staffer Samkele Maseko as a “rat”.  

psaBusinessLive reports that the Public Servants Association (PSA) has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to immediately release the report of the judicial commission of inquiry into affairs at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC).  

acsaFin24 reports that Nompumelelo (Mpumi) Mpofu has been appointed as new CEO of the Airports Company SA (Acsa) with effect from 1 February 2020.  

eskomCity Press reports that struggling state-owned power utility Eskom will soon benefit from yet another boss – this time, a “chief turnaround officer”.  

gavel thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that suspended senior policewoman Lt-Gen Adeline Shezi appeared in the Pretoria specialised commercial crimes court on 17 December on charges of fraud and corruption.  

acsaSowetan reports that ten security officers have been fired after being found in possession of stolen items, including alcohol and juices, at OR Tambo International Airport.  

NorthamReuters reports that platinum producer Northam Platinum said on Friday that its Booysendal operations had reached a five-year wage settlement with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).  

picBL Premium reports that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) is looking for someone to help boost morale and improve its relationship with employees.  

HSFANA reports that the Bloemfontein High Court has set aside the shortlisting proceedings of the Magistrates Commission for vacancies in the Free State and therefore the appointments of magistrates already made by the Minister of Justice.  

sapsNews24 reports that the SA Police service (SAPS) in the Western Cape SAPS has told e-hailing taxi services to contact local police for escorts when called out to Nyanga in Cape Town.