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.

newsDiamond Fields Advertiser reports that Kimberley’s new diamond rush took another dramatic turn on Tuesday with more illegal miners moving into the Cassandra residential area in their search for stones.  

marikanacommission thumb100 SABC News reports that struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says she plans to lead a campaign to assist the widows and orphans who lost family members during the 2012 Marikana killings.  

United NationsNetwerk24 writes that it was reported by Dr Dirk Hermann, chief executive of trade union Solidarity, on Wednesday that the South African government will have to give feedback to the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) about the impact of affirmative action in South Africa.  

kznlogo thumb100 ANA reports that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) premier Willies Mchunu said on Wednesday that government’s programmes to improve the lives of the province’s poor were not faulty, but the issue was the implementation.  

strike thumb medium85 85News24 reports that the Treatment Action Campaign and Section27 have called on President Jacob Zuma to intervene in Free State where a hospital strike over overtime pay at one hospital has led to overcrowding at various surrounding hospitals.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that a doctor who is alleged to have defrauded the Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund of almost R400,000, pleaded not guilty in the Pretoria Magistrate’s court on Wednesday.  

protestThe Citizen reports that while more than 250 employees of a manganese mine in the Northern Cape have not been paid their salaries for the past five months, the mine’s owner is earning millions.  

nelsonmandelabayHeraldLive reports that the municipal refuse workers’ strike in Nelson Mandela Bay intensified on Wednesday as angry staff toppled over dustbins and damaged public infrastructure in Port Elizabeth’s CBD.  

er24ANA reports that a man was serious injured after a wall he was demolishing with a sledgehammer fell on his legs on Wednesday in Newlands, Johannesburg.  

denosa thumb medium60 92JacarandaFM reports that the Democratic Nursing Association of SA (Denosa) has suggested the Department of Health knows why there's been an exodus of nurses in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 14 September 2016

news shutterstockIn our Wednesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Tuesday, 13 September 2016.

pravingordanTimesLive reports that a new business and government partnership to help young people get a job for a year will be announced within the next few weeks.  

sadtu90Cape Argus reports that the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union in the Western Cape has called for a boycott of the provincial education department’s annual language and maths skills tests for pupils, saying children were being over-tested.  

newsTMG Digital/Sowetan reports that the bodies of two illegal miners were located underground at the disused Langlaagte mine in Johannesburg by a team of their fellow illegal miners.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92BDLive reports that a new report has found that teachers in SA are getting worse and continue to fare poorly in proficiency in the key subjects of English and maths.  

southafricalogoBDLive reports that trade union federation Cosatu on Tuesday objected to the threats posed to about 10,000 public service jobs by the Border Management Authority Bill.  

nelsonmandelabayRNews reports that a SA Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu)-led picket laid siege to the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro City Hall on Tuesday as the waste management workers demanded back-pay for overtime and bonuses.  

kznlogo thumb100 Daily News reports that a man posing as a KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Education official has been fraudulently luring teachers and administration workers to pay as much as R7,000 for bogus employment.  

prasaNews24 the Passenger Rail Agency of SA’s (Prasa’s) troubles mounted on Tuesday after the Western Cape High Court ordered it to pay the R7.3m it owes two companies for security services by the end of business on Tuesday.  

capetown thumb100 Traveller24 reports that annual salary negotiations may disrupt services to one of Cape Town's most visited attractions, the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) has warned.  

nursing thumb medium90 93ANA reports that KwaZulu-Natal’s provincial hospital and clinic managers have been told to interview staff members who resign in a bid to learn why there has been an “exodus” of nurses.  

newsSABC News reports that the 57 miners who staged a sit-in underground at the Thusi Coal Mine in Ermelo, Mpumalanga, over salaries have resurfaced.  Apparently they were not paid salaries for three months.  

nelsonmandelabayHeraldLive reports that the roll-out of Nelson Mandela Bay’s long-awaited bus system has hit another snag, with the municipality now targeting April as its new launch date to finally have the buses on the road.  

protestNews24 reports that emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in Cape Town were due to march on Wednesday against targeted attacks on them while they are on duty.  

numsaBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has dropped two demands that were major stumbling blocks to a new wage agreement with the retail motor industry.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 13 September 2016

ambulanceThe Star writes that the torching of a fire truck in Katlehong continues a series of attacks on emergency personnel and their vehicles in parts of Ekurhuleni.  

pikitupThe Star reports that axed Pikitup boss Amanda Nair's troubles could get worse after the entity threatened to take legal action against her to recover excessive acting allowances paid to employees without due authorisation.  

gigaba2BDLive reports that, speaking to the portfolio committee on home affairs on Tuesday, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba sought to allay concerns about the Border Management Authority (BMA) Bill and its implications.