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.

earningsAn international comparison with 31 other developing countries by Business Day shows the proposed national minimum wage (NMW) announced in November places SA in the same range as many other emerging economies.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 3 December and Sunday, 4 December 2016

phiyegaCity Press reports that it has leant that the board of inquiry into suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega’s fitness to hold office has found that she is not fit to hold office and should be dismissed.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 2 December 2016

news shutterstockIn our Friday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 1 December 2016.

healthcareBusiness Report writes that, in the face of rocketing premiums for medical liability cover, an insurer has developed SA’s first home-grown medical indemnity insurance product.  

graduate thumb100 Cape Talk writes that matriculants are urged to be vigilant when considering their choice of tertiary institutions because many private colleges are operating illegally.  

sapsThe Citizen reports that a range of allegations by police members against acting national police commissioner Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane have been found to be untrue.  

sanral thumb100 The Citizen reports that the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) says that unless it solves its funding problem caused by the widespread e-tolls boycott, things are going to get a whole lot worse with the commute between Johannesburg and Pretoria.  

sasolEngineering News reports that Charlotte Mokoena has been appointed Sasol human resources (HR) and corporate affairs executive VP, effective from 1 February 2017.  

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107Caxton News Service reports that Ekurhuleni Metro’s Community Safety MMC Vivien Chauke has launched the intake programme of 50 firefighters who will be trained in Boksburg for the next year.  

solidariteitNetwerk24 reports that Solidarity said on Thursday that the time had come for the Lily Mine business rescue practitioner (BRP) and mine management to put their cards on the table with regard to their workers, the trade union and the media.  

gunNews24 reports that a teenager who allegedly shot dead a police constable and wounded a second officer, is expected back in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court in Cape Town on Friday.  

hawksNews24 reports that the Western Cape Hawks will probably have to work in squalor for quite some time - even though the health department has declared the building from which they operate unsafe.  

eskomANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Thursday welcomed the appointment of Matshela Koko as an acting group chief executive of Eskom.  

ramaphosaeNCA reports that Gauteng Community Health Workers (CHWs) used a World Aids event on Thursday to air their frustrations with authorities when they booed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.  

fsbBusinessLive reports that the High Court in Pretoria heard on Thursday that alleged irregularities surrounding the Financial Services Board’s (FSB’s) cancellations of thousands of fund registrations deserved a "better and bigger" investigation.  

newsPhilani Nombembe reports that bidders on Thursday spent R39-million on a rundown hotel and spa in the Cape Winelands in the final chapter of the Fidentia fraud case that unravelled almost a decade ago.  

chickensBusiness Report writes that Rainbow Chicken Limited (RCL) on Thursday announced it was going to cut production at its Hammersdale facility by half in a move that would lead to job losses in the poultry industry.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 1 December 2016

artisan2Engineering News reports that German sports car manufacturer Porsche will, from the middle of next year, train 75 young South Africans from disadvantaged backgrounds as service technicians at its new Porsche Training and Recruitment Centre, in Cape Town.  

news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Wednesday, 30 November 2016.

nehawu80ANA that, although SA had made strides in the fight against HIV/Aids through the biggest treatment programme in the world, stigma continued to hold back progress in eliminating the disease.  

gautengANA reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for payment provider SmartPurse to be fired following the company’s late payment of community health workers (CHWs) in Gauteng.  

education thumb100 News24 reports that teachers' unions appeared before a parliamentary committee on Wednesday and lashed out at the ‘jobs-for-cash’ report, slamming the speed at which it was compiled, the generalisations it contained and some of its recommendations.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92eNCA reports that Cape Town train commuters may be facing major delays on Thursday morning.  Vandalism at several Metrorail stations has affected services this week.  

UNTUEWN reports that the United National Transport Union (UNTU) has condemned the killing of one of its members in Cape Town on Thursday morning, calling it a senseless murder.  

newsThe New Age reports that the Marikana massacre widows and family members have been asked to provide proof that they suffered emotional shock, trauma and grief before they can be compensated.  

sandf thumb medium90 89TimesLive reports that a food supply crisis‚ which potentially affected hundreds of soldiers from military bases across the country‚ was caused by a new government procurement system.  

fawuSABC News reports that Atwell Nazo, president of the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu), has called for a summit on sugar, fat, health and jobs in order to deal with causes of obesity.