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.

healthcareSunday Independent reports that the public has been given until the end of the month to make submissions on National Health Insurance (NHI).  

newsParent24 reports that according to an announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa, sections of the Labour Laws Amendment Act 10 of 2018 came into effect on 1 November 2019.  

southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that Department of Health (DOH) director-general Malebona Precious Matsoso has resigned almost a decade after she took up the reins as the department’s accounting officer.  

SparThe Citizen reports that Tayegetos Supermarket (Pty) Ltd, which owns two food chain stores and three liquor outlets in Tshwane, is disputing adverse findings of non-compliance against it by government officials.  

numReuters reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Wednesday threatened to cause more power cuts over the government's decision to forge ahead with a plan to break up Eskom.  

earningsFinancial Mail writes that ten months after its introduction, the national minimum wage (NMW) of R20 an hour has not caused a jobs bloodbath.  

OldMutualBL Premium writes that many Old Mutual shareholders have come out asking the insurer and its axed CEO to find an amicable solution that will put an end to the five-month bruising public battle between the two.  

healthcareFin24 reports that according to the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), shrinking growth and a widening budget deficit were impacting the affordability of National Health Insurance (NHI).  

MboweniBusinessLive reports that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) has been roundly criticised by labour for being scant on detail regarding how it planned to reignite the struggling SA economy.  

numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said on Tuesday that it was disappointed that Samancor had not organised a meeting of the working group consisting of employees and labour representatives with Ndizani Trust members.  

SolidarityBusinessLive reports that one in five health-care professionals say National Health Insurance (NHI) is among the factors that have prompted them to take steps towards emigrating, according to a survey released on Wednesday by Solidarity.  

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of our selection of South African labour-
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Wednesday, 30 October 2019.

cosatuFin24 reports that the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has noted that the special paper on Eskom released by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan is silent on job security.  

employment thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that while SA's unemployment rate continued in the third quarter of 2019 to climb to the worst levels in more than a decade, three sectors saw positive growth.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that the trial of former North West deputy police commissioner Major General Willam Mpembe and three others in relation to the death of one of the mineworkers killed in the 2012 Marikana massacre continued at the North West High Court in Mogwase on Tuesday.  

newsBusinessLive reports that on average, South Africans are short R2.2m in cover, the latest SA life and disability gap study shows.  

angloamerican fullBL Premium reports that Anglo American has joined forces with Exxaro Resources to foster economic and job opportunities outside of mining in Limpopo.  

employment thumb100 BusinessLive reports that SA’s unemployment rate climbed to its highest level since the global financial crisis, data from Statistics SA showed on Tuesday.  

earningsBL Premium reports that executives at technology group Blue Label Telecoms took a large pay cut in the last financial year after failing to meet a number of targets.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Tuesday, 29 October 2019.

eskomBL Premium reports that the government will forge ahead with splitting up Eskom, leading with the establishment of a separate legal transmission company by 2021, public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan indicated on Tuesday.  

Stats SABusinessLive reports that SA’s unemployment rate continued its climb to the highest levels in over a decade, data from Statistics SA showed on Tuesday.  

nsfasEWN reports that the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) on Tuesday said it had contingency plans to minimise the impact of the strike by members of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu).  

kznlogo thumb100 Independent News reports that Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has advised that government discussions on the payment of R1.4 billion owed to izinduna (headmen) have not yielded results.  

sapsNews24 reports that the case against four police officers accused of assaulting and killing a detainee has been postponed to later this week for a formal bail application.  

newsThe Citizen reports that after months of non-payment by their former employer, Khanyi Dhlomo, the employees who previously worked for Ndalo Media have banded together to take legal action against the businesswoman in pursuit of the money owed them.  

ambulanceThe Citizen reports that Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku said his department was hoping to put Johannesburg emergency workers under the auspices of the provincial government by January next year.  

newsThe Citizen reports that it has emerged from public hearings undertaken by the portfolio committee on health to get input on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill that traditional leaders believe that their role in healthcare has been ignored.  

numsaThe Citizen reports that National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) members are frustrated over mining company Samancor Chrome dragging its feet in appointing an internal forensic investigation into fraud and profit shifting allegations.  

gunThe Citizen reports that the question of whether off-duty police officers should be allowed to take weapons home has been raised following concerns raised by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid).