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.

southafricalogoSowetan reports that a second top labour department official faces contempt of court charges for taking too long to pay hundreds of millions of rands to a company that processes “injury on duty” claims.  

suninternationalBusiness Report writes that the R4 billion Time Square casino and hotel being developed by Sun International (SI) at Menlyn Maine in Pretoria is set to create thousands of new job opportunities and economic benefits.  

FronemanReuters reports that Neal Froneman, CEO of Sibanye Gold, warned on Monday that SA’s mining industry was at risk of collapse due to political unrest and labour instability which have negatively impacted investment into the country.  

fawuTimesLive reports that the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) has declared war on the Treasury, demanding the scrapping of the proposal for a sugar tax.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 28 November 2016

ramaphosa2City Press reports that trade union federation Cosatu will use the ANC policy conference in June next year as a springboard to solidify its support base for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa ahead of the elective conference in December.  

nedlacBusinessLive reports that existing pension and provident funds could lose significant business if the government goes ahead with proposals to introduce a compulsory social security system that would provide some level of retirement, death and disability benefits for all.  

gunTMG Digital reports that a security guard has died after being shot in an apparent cash-in-transit heist in the Vaal area on Monday morning.  Apparently the man‚ believed to be in his 30s, was driving the cash vehicle on Westinghouse Boulevard‚ when suspects opened fire.  

sabcCity Press writes that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) under corporate affairs boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng is an organisation “driven by fear and intimidation” as it becomes increasingly securitized.  

sapsCape Times reports that six police officers were attacked in six days in the Western Cape, while three of them were slain.  This startling statistic has left Hawks head Mthandazo Ntlemeza and provincial police commissioner Khombinkosi Jula “deeply disturbed”.  

zumaTimesLive reports that the SA Policing Union (Sapu) says that President Jacob Zuma is constantly surrounded by 22 police bodyguards, who are drawn from a team of 88 members of the presidential close-protection unit.  

minerBusiness Times tells the harrowing stories of two widows of miners who died of lung disease and writes that there are thousands of South Africans due a pension or payout under the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act (Odmwa).  

sapsDispatchLive reports that in a bid to make up for perilous manpower shortages, acting national police commissioner General Khomotso Phahlane has urged members of the public in good standing and with no criminal records to join the SA Police Service (SAPS) as reservists.    

newsSABC News writes that work is well underway to establish a trade union federation to rival the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu).  

MISALogoBusiness Report writes that the Motor Industry Staff Association (Misa) has refused to be part of the wage settlement agreement signed by the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) and the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) for the retail motor industry.  

fawuTMG Digital reports that the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) has vowed to shut down parts of the Pretoria CBD today as part of nationwide protests against the pending introduction of the sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) tax.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 26 November and Sunday, 27 November 2016

metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that Metrorail has asked Western Cape commuters to make alternative transport arrangements on Sunday as all train services have been suspended.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 25 November 2016

mosebenzizwaneCity Press reports that labour federation has called for Mosebenzi Zwane to resign or be removed from his position, saying that it has no confidence in him as the minister of mineral resources.  

Netwerk24 reports that on Wednesday safety officers took 14 zama zamas (illegal miners) into custody at the same mine outside Welkom where on Tuesday night a mini-war took place.  

south32Mining Weekly writes that after the deaths of four employees during the past year, South32 needs to initiate a complete step-change in the way it approaches its safety commitments in SA.  

numsaTMG Digital reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) on Friday slammed labour federation Cosatu’s decision to endorse Cyril Ramaphosa to replace Jacob Zuma as president of the ANC in 2017.  

RobertsonWineryBusiness Report writes that Robertson Winery workers are determined to continue their fight for better working and living conditions despite reaching an agreement with their employer.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92TMG Digital reports on a Labour Court case in which an “excellent maths teacher” was found to have been unfairly fired for earning extra cash as a municipal councillor.  

healthcareTimesLive reports that sky-high medical negligence claims are forcing obstetricians out of private practice, to the extent that the gynaecological society has warned that there won't be any left in the private sector by 2020.  

GEMSNetwerk24 reports that the Government Employees Medical Scheme (Gems) has got huge increases in contributions in store for members for 2017.  

busaANA reports that Business Unity South Africa (Busa) on Thursday welcomed the National Council of Provinces’ passing of the Unemployment Insurance Amendment Act, based on the consensus reached in Nedlac.  

daTMG Digital reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) says it is “very satisfied” at the last two days’ proceedings in the Western Cape High Court in the Hlaudi Motsoeneng matter.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 24 November 2016