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.

ancBusinessLive reports that the ANC top brass on Tuesday confirmed that controversial eThekwini metro leader Zandile Gumede had been officially ousted as mayor.  

gunTimesLIVE reports that a truck was petrol-bombed by three men on the N1 in Cape Town on Wednesday morning.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Tuesday, 3 September 2019.

employment thumb100 Independent News reports that experts say that the recent torching and looting of trucks and intimidation of foreign truck drivers was a clear indication of the desperation and frustration of unemployed South Africans, a crisis that needed urgent government intervention.  

uasa thumb medium70 84ANA reports that the United Association of SA (Uasa) on Tuesday demanded decisive action from President Cyril Ramaphosa to contain a wave of violence targeted in the main at mostly-African foreign small business owners.  

numThe Star reports that with labour organising ground shifting, rendering some unions almost obsolete, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has embarked on a process to re-align certain of its affiliates.  

tshwane thumb100 The Star reports that delays in the recruitment of senior managers to head the City of Tshwane’s in-house security unit has been blamed for stalling the process to insource 4,000 security guards.  

newsThe Star reported on Tuesday that public transport in Johannesburg and Tshwane seemed to be on the move again on Tuesday following the looting and violence that gripped both cities on Monday.  

DenelCape Argus reports that a year after the explosion that killed eight workers at Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) in Somerset West, there is still no clarity on what happened.  

cosatuANA reports that on Monday trade union federation Cosatu in Gauteng said it had noted the meeting held between Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) and the Automobile Association (AA) over the e-tolls.  

SolidarityANA reports that on Monday Solidarity’s legal team gave yet another urgent instruction to the sheriff to proceed with the seizure of Brian Molefe’s property to pay outstanding legal costs of approximately another R200,000 owed to the trade in terms of a court order.  

ramaphosa2ANA reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza on Monday held their first monthly meeting with the leaders of business, labour and communities to tackle the country’s employment crisis.  

newsBusinessLive reports that a truck drivers' association, on Monday became the second industry stakeholder to distance itself from the sporadic violent truck drivers’ strike.  

parliamentBusinessLive reports that Parliament’s portfolio committee on health has called for public submissions on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, which contains the first concrete proposals for realising the government’s plans for achieving universal health coverage.  

amcu thumb medium80 81BusinessLive reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), the biggest union in the platinum industry, has scored a major victory with the labour registrar deciding against its deregistration for not holding an elective conference.  

gavel thumb100 Mail & Guardian reports that as the department of co-operative governance tries to iron out the kinks in its Community Work Programme, the flaws in the CWP will be under scrutiny at an impending court battle.  

newsFin24 reports that as traffic across the country was disrupted by truck blockades, unions and associations representing truck drivers distanced themselves from the strike, which has sought to cause disruption on SA roads this week.  

saa thumb medium95 76City Press reports that a last-minute intervention by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan put the brakes on a court application to place SAA under business rescue.  

sabcThe Sunday Times reports that three top executives at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) have threatened to quit, claiming they face constant meddling and interference from members of the board.  

handcuffsDaily News reports that twenty people were arrested by police over the weekend in connection with the latest truck protests to hit KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).  

IDCBusiness Times reports that Peter Moyo's NMT Capital, the company at the centre of his conflicts with Old Mutual, is facing a claim of more than R150m from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).  

healthcareTimesLIVE reports that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) health workers who have been exposed to traumatic incidents will be given the opportunity to undergo "psychological debriefing in order to help them cope".  

armBusinessLive reports that African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), which is chaired by Patrice Motsepe, has set aside R319m in respect of the lawsuit aimed at compensating victims of silicosis and other occupational lung diseases.  

earningsBusinessLive reports that shareholders of pay-TV provider MultiChoice, which recently flew the Naspers coop, have rejected the implementation of the operator’s pay policy.  

sasboBusinessLive reports that the economy is set to face collateral damage when finance union Sasbo embarks on a total shutdown of the banking sector on 27 September, but the industry says it has put plans in place to limit the damage.  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 30 August 2019.

handcuffsThe Citizen reports that a sergeant, 35, and constable, 34, attached to the Polokwane police station appeared in the Polokwane Regional Court on Thursday on charges of corruption and defeating the ends of justice.  

SARSCity Press reports that the SA Revenue Service (Sars) is still reeling from the rot brought about by its former commissioner, Tom Moyane.  

cosatuNews24 reports that trade union federation Cosatu has demanded that National Treasury should withdraw its recently released document on economic growth, saying it made government incoherent, confused and unreliable.  

groupfiveBusinessLive reports that a successful rescue of the ailing Group Five construction firm will save up to 3,500 jobs and improve the shortfall to creditors by R5bn.