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.

gunNews24 reports that a police officer was shot and killed while following a vehicle with suspicious occupants in Soweto West on Sunday.  

amcu thumb medium80 81ANA reports that Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa said on Thursday at a wide-ranging press briefing at the National Press Club in Pretoria that the police have not shown zeal in investigating the continuous targeting and killing of leaders of Amcu.  

sahrc thumb medium90 90BusinessLive reports that the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) confirmed on Thursday that Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation lodged a complaint of racism against Rajesh Gupta with the Gauteng office this week.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92GroundUp reports that on Thursday‚ Tony Ehrenreich‚ Western Cape Provincial Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu)‚ laid charges against Metrorail at Cape Town Central Police Station.  

implatsEWN reports that mining company Impala Platinum says it’s exploring all channels in a bid prevent job cuts at its Rustenburg operations.  

gautengThe Star reports that some women employees claim they have been forced to sleep with a senior manager in a sex-for-jobs scandal that has rocked Soweto’s Bheki Mlangeni District Hospital, which opened in 2014.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85Business Report writes that a week after the Public Investment Corporation’s (PIC’s) chief executive Dr Dan Matjila survived attempts to have him removed from his position, the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) on Thursday said it was seriously considering ditching the fund manager as an investment vehicle for its 230,000-strong state employees members.  

CCMABusinessLive reports that the labour ministry says it’s concerned about hostility between staff and management at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).  

numSowetanLive reports that striking miners in the Northern Cape have finally been allowed to receive water and medication after spending several days underground in a wage protest.  

Busa2Fin24 reports that Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) said on Wednesday that to help weed out graft, SA company directors must he held criminally responsible for corrupt practices taking place under their watch.  

neasaNational Employers Association of SA (Neasa) CEO Gerhard Papenfus argues that protecting the current centralised collective bargaining dispensation in the metals industry will ensure its complete downfall.  

Mining Weekly reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Thursday said it would not back down from its wage dispute with Petra Diamonds until its demands were met.  

healthcareFin24 reports that Bonitas Medical Fund has announced a weighted increase of 8.7% in contribution costs for next year, while Discovery has announced one of 7.9%.  

BLFSABC News reports that illegal miners around Kimberley in the Northern Cape will continue mining without interruptions from the police and mining houses, while awaiting their mining permits.  

GEPFWarren Thompson of Moneyweb spoke last week to Abel Sithole, principal executive officer of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), following allegations that the board of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) was going to oust its CEO, Dr Dan Matjila.  

southafricalogoHuffPost reports that when Home Affairs boss Mkuseli Apleni was suspended this week, he became the 216th director-general (DG) axed, shifted or suspended since President Jacob Zuma took office in 2009.  

SolidarityBusinessLive reports that Hlaudi Motsoeneng is appealing against a labour court ruling ordering that he, former head of news Simon Tebele and the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) be held liable jointly and severally for the costs of the so-called SABC 8 court applications.  

cosatuThe Star reports that labour federation Cosatu and the SA Communist Party believe that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba must be stripped of all unilateral powers that allow him to appoint board members of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), with immediate effect.  

encaThe Star reports that news organisation eNCA could be flouting labour laws following revelations that its freelance anchors were working without written contracts.  

numSABC News reports that the National Union of Mineworker (NUM) has vowed to proceed with its strike action at the Ekapa Mining Joint Venture operations in Kimberley.  

ancEWN reports that the African National Congress (ANC) is gravely concerned about the latest deaths in the mining industry and it has called on the sector to prioritise safety at all levels.  

ShopriteTimesLive reports that seven Shoprite cashiers who were arrested after allegedly accepting tips from customers appeared in court in Cape Town on Wednesday charged with theft.  

gavel thumb100 GroundUp reports that in a notice on 14 September, Ekapa Minerals (EM) abandoned part of its interdict against so-called ‘zama zama’ miners in Kimberley, calling into question the validity of the entire interdict.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92BusinessLive reports that South African schools continue to struggle to fill thousands of vacancies for teachers, a trend which threatens to further scupper government’s efforts to improve educational outcomes.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that a total of 53 people were arrested in Nyanga during a minibus taxi strike on Monday that saw roads being barricaded, buses set alight and commuters injured.  

Stats SABusinessLive reports that Statistics SA announced on Wednesday that the consumer price index (CPI) rose 4.8% in August from a year earlier.  

OakbayThe New Age reports that mineworkers from the Gupta-owned Optimum and Koornfontein collieries, along with members of the Hendrina community in Mpumalanga, on Tuesday marched to their local banks over the closure of Oakbay-linked accounts.  

handcuffsThe Star reports that an alleged fake doctor jumped out of the window of her “surgery” and fled as police conducted a raid at her premises in Soweto on Tuesday morning.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92ANA reports that a written reply to a question in the Western Cape provincial legislature on Tuesday revealed that police were investigating 32 cases of murder either on Metrorail trains or railway stations in the past two financial years.  

CCMABusinessLive reports that just over a year into his term as director of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), Cameron Morajane has been accused by some subordinates of creating a hostile work environment.