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.

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Mining Weekly reports that platinum producer Lonmin re-opened two of its shafts on 20 May as community protests had ceased, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.  

pietermaritzburgcityhallNews24 reports that Msunduzi Local Municipality staff members downed tools on Wednesday, halting traffic in the Pietermaritzburg CBD after it emerged that they had not been paid.  

cosatuBusiness Report writes that Cosatu has welcomed the decision of Parliament's Public Enterprise Committee to institute an urgent inquiry over Eskom’s reappointment of Brian Molefe as CEO.   

sadtu90TMG Digital reports that Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has shifted the blame for the teaching jobs-for-cash scandal to district officials in provincial education departments.  

graphdown thumb medium90 80BusinessLive reports that Statistics SA on Wednesday reported the consumer price index (CPI) for April at 5.3% year-on-year, down from 6.1% in March.  

TUTNews24 reports that classes on the main campus of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) will reopen on Thursday under the watchful eye of police.  

eskomFin24 reports that Eskom will investigate whether documents and correspondence that relate to the reinstatement of Brian Molefe as chief executive were destroyed shortly after they were requested by Parliament.  

susanshabangu thumb medium80 113eNA reports that Minister of Women in the Presidency, Susan Shabangu, said on Wednesday about her cabinet colleague’s sexual overtures to a junior government employee that it was unacceptable for leaders in SA to make remarks that undermined women.  

SAFATimesLive reports that SA Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan has intimated that new Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter is either earning the same or less than his predecessor, Shakes Mashaba.  

sabcTMG Digital/TimesLive reports that a Labour Court application brought by Hlaudi Motsoeneng was dismissed on Wednesday afternoon with him being ordered to pay the costs.  

solidariteitBusinessLive reports that in papers filed at the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday, Solidarity claimed that Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown knew about Brian Molefe’s employment contract at Eskom.  

psaBusinessLive reports that the 230,000-member Public Service Association (PSA) has rejoined the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) in a move that is set to change the labour landscape.  

TUTeNCA reports that outsourced workers at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) were due to commence striking on Wednesday.  

sidumodlaminiThe Citizen reports that Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini will reportedly not face any consequences for attending President Jacob Zuma’s 75th birthday bash in April after he contradicted the labour federation’s position for the president to step down.  

GeneralMotorseNCA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said on Wednesday that it was demanding full disclosure on General Motors’ (GM’s) deal with Isuzu.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that Eskom is facing multipronged investigations into its reappointment of Brian Molefe as CEO, with Parliament’s public enterprises committee deciding on Tuesday to institute an urgent parliamentary inquiry into the matter.  

sabcNews24 reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Chief Operating Officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng was expected to appear before a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday.  

Golden ArrowEWN reports that two Golden Arrow buses have come under attack in Khayelitsha over the past two days.  In the latest incident on Monday evening, a bus was set alight in Makhaya, while on Sunday, another bus was targeted.  

SascocTMG Digital reports that a panel is to investigate the sexual harassment claims against SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) CEO Tubby Reddy by a female employee.  

eskomANA reports that Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has withdrawn her opposition to the court application demanding that the re-appointment of Brian Molefe as CEO of Eskom be set aside.  

sasolBusinessLive reports that chemical conglomerate Sasol closed part of the Natref inland crude oil refinery in Sasolburg following an explosion early on Monday morning.  

SaftuANA reports that that the new SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) are cooperating through campaigns to fight unemployment and a commemoration in August of the Marikana killings.  

PretoriaUniversityThe Citizen reports that the University of Pretoria (UP) and the National Health Education & Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) were due to go back to the negotiating table on Tuesday morning in a last effort to try to find common ground on 2017 salary negotiations.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92BusinessLive reports that Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Monday that the lack of sufficiently qualified and competent teachers remained a major problem in SA, with KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) the worst affected province.  

samwu thumb medium80 78TMG Digital reports that disgruntled "former members" of the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) on Monday disrupted a meeting of labour federation Cosatu’s central executive committee (CEC) in a bid to vent their frustration.  

zumaThe Citizen writes that Cosatu has reportedly barred President Jacob Zuma from addressing its central committee meetings and all other federation events.  

GeneralMotorsTMG Digital reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) says that it has received notice of staff retrenchments from General Motors SA (GMSA).  

minerTimesLive reports that some experts say that zama zamas are not committing a crime and that is why the government should decriminalise illegal mining.  

eskomMail & Guardian reports that both Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe and Public Enterprises Minister Lynn Brown agree in new affidavits that he never resigned from the state-owned power utility.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 22 May 2017.