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.

anglogoldashantiANA reports that AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) announced on Monday it had achieved its first ever fatality-free March quarter.  This meant it had delivered two consecutive fatality-free quarters for the second time in its history.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 6 May and Sunday, 7 May 2017.

Ace MagashuleSunday Independent reports that Free State Premier Ace Magashule faces a revolt for his alleged plan to “purge” government employees who participated in the May Day protests in Bloemfontein where President Jacob Zuma was booed and heckled.  

parliamentCity Press reports that Parliament will be starting to pay its white shirt bouncers a danger allowance of R400 a month when the legislature is in session because of the dangers at work.  

petrosaCity Press reports that PetroSA this month began a process of laying off 15% of its employees in a bid to keep the struggling state oil company from going into business rescue.  

satawu thumb medium90 101City Press writes that it has learnt that on Thursday immigration officials arrested SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) general secretary Zenzo Mahlangu and deported him to Zimbabwe.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 5 May 2017

news shutterstockIn our Friday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 4 May 2017.

hpcsaThe Citizen reports that the High Court in Pretoria has set aside a proclamation in terms of the Employment Equity Amendment Act that sought to make it compulsory for the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) to certify all psychological testing and similar assessments used by employers.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Netwerk24 reports that hundreds of employees and personnel at the Foskor Mine and at the Palabora Mining Company (PMC) at Phalaborwa were trapped for hours on Thursday when striking members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) blockaded the roads.  

southafricalogoCape Argus reports that a crackdown on companies employing more than 40% foreign labour is being vigorously pursued by the new minister of home affairs, with inspectors having begun a “mass inspection” of businesses countrywide.  

implatsheadgear smlMining Weekly reports that mining companies facing a class action suit from mineworkers who developed silicosis on SA’s gold mines are expected to reach an out-of-court settlement before the close of the year.  

gunThe Mercury reports that an off-duty policeman was killed in a shooting incident in Glenwood, Durban, on early Wednesday night.  

eskomReuters reports that the Eskom chairman Ben Ngubane said on Thursday that plans unveiled in March to decommission five coal-fired power station were not set in stone and could be shelved depending on economic growth and other factors.  

nehawu80DispatchLive reports that the celebration of a new era of leadership for the University of Fort Hare was marked by chaos on Wednesday amid protesting employees battling security.  

tshwane thumb100 The Citizen reports that hundreds of furious waste management workers on Thursday drove through the streets of Pretoria spreading litter and blocking roads with tree branches.  

CapeTownlogoEWN reports that union federation Cosatu in the Western Cape has called for Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille to step down as a result of the current water crisis.  

free stateThe Star reports that a senior Free State government employee has been suspended for his alleged participation in and statements made against President Jacob Zuma at the National Day of Action in Pretoria on 12 April.  

nelsonmandelabayHeraldLive reports that a Walmer Township man died in a freak accident at the Arlington tip in Nelson Mandela Bay when he was caught under the wheels of a municipal bulldozer on Thursday.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Business Report writes that Lonmin on Thursday came under the spotlight amid a community protest for jobs at Bapong, next to its Marikana operations, and fresh complaints that the platinum producer was yet to comply with its social and labour plan (SLP).  

nursing thumb medium90 93DispatchLive reports that an “indefinite sit-in” at the Eastern Cape provincial health department headquarters by a group of unemployed nurses was averted on Wednesday after the Bhisho government’s eleventh-hour commitment to create 52 nursing posts for them.  

protestDaily News reports that Durban motorists had to use alternative routes during peak traffic on Friday after protesters blocked off the M27 link road between Verulam, Umdloti and Umhlanga with burning tree logs, debris and tyres.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 4 May 2017

news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Wednesday, 3 May 2017.

handcuffsTarlton police on the West Rand have arrested two young males, aged 23 and 27, for illegal mining and being in possession of substances that were suspected to be gold.  

ancTMG Digital reports that the ANC has rejected reports by television news channel ANN7 claiming that the ANC Deputy President, Secretary General and Treasurer General "pushed" President Jacob Zuma into attending Cosatu’s May Day Rally.  

medicaldoctorBusinessLive reports that some medical school graduates who completed their degree in 2016 are at their wits’ end over what they say are a lack of opportunities to do their compulsory internship.  

newsThe Mercury reports that Barloworld Transport recently celebrated the official launch of its Transport Academy at its subsidiary Manline’s Pietermaritzburg headquarters.  

transnet thumb100 Reuters reports that Swiss engineering group ABB will supply its first batch of traction transformer units for 240 Bombardier electric locomotives, the company said on Wednesday after opening a production plant in SA.  

protestANA reports that a truck was set alight by protesters in Bapong near Brits, North West police said on Wednesday.