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

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strike thumb medium85 85ANA reports that striking workers at Botselo Milling in Delareyville have burnt out two company trucks, the company said on Thursday.  

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wsuNews24 reports that fellow ‘Outsourcing Must Fall’ activists believe security guards employed by Walter Sisulu University (WSU) are behind the disappearance of Vusi 'Oldman' Mahlangu.  

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bokoniDavid McKay reports that Atlatsa Resources is to cut more than half of some 6,101 employees at its Bokoni Mines operation in terms of a restructuring plan first announced in September.  

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cosatuIOL News reports that labour federation Cosatu has lambasted the City of Johannesburg for hauling striking Pikitup workers before disciplinary hearings.  

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mercedesbenzEngineering News reports that Mercedes-Benz SA (MBSA) has opened the doors to its new Learning Academy in East London, construction on which started in August 2014.  

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UNTUTMG Digital reports that a strike planned for 4 April by members of railway workers’ union Untu (United National Transport Union) has been suspended.  

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pikitupANA reports that Johannesburg waste management company Pikitup on Thursday paid salaries to its workers as the norm despite them having been on strike for most of this month.  

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westerncapeEngineering News writes that, leveraging the Western Cape’s reputation as the “digital gateway to Africa” and a growing platform for new entrepreneurs, provincial Economic Opportunities Minister

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nelsonmandelabayHeraldLive reports that two groups of contract workers protested outside the Nelson Mandela Bay council chambers on Wednesday, pleading with the municipality to hire them permanently.  

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strike thumb medium85 85ANA reports that a truck was set alight on Tuesday night on the N14 national road near Delareyville, allegedly by striking workers of Botselo Milling, North West police said on Wednesday.  

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kznlogo thumb100 SABC News reports that an agreement between the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Transport Department and two taxi organisation has seen the resumption of taxi operations in the province.  

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eskomMoneyweb reports that the 9.4% Eskom tariff increase that will take effect on Friday will add more than 1% to the inflation experienced by low-income households and cost the economy 5,172 jobs,

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weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 30 March 2016

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pikitupeNCA reports that disciplinary procedures against thousands of striking Pikitup workers in Johannesburg have hit a snag with the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) demanding hat interpreters in all 11

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southafricalogoThe Star writes that on Tuesday Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) commissioner Boas Seruwe unveiled bold plans to fight unemployment with a R35 billion investment in job creation.  

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santacoIOL News reports that the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) has announced a taxi protest for Wednesday and Thursday in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).  

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weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 29 March 2016

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news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 24 March 2016.

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pikitupANA reports that workers at City of Johannesburg’s waste removal agency Pikitup who embarked on an unprotected strike face disciplinary action, Mayor Parks Tau said on Tuesday.  

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