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capetowncitySABC News reports that the City of Cape Town says it has secured job opportunities for about 100 people with disabilities through its Vulnerable Groups Programme.  

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education blackboard thumb medium80 92The Star reports that the Department of Basic Education (DBE) has tried to justify the delay in the release of the so-called jobs-for-cash report, claiming it was trying to protect the lives of the

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education thumb100 The Mercury reports that teacher unions in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) are taking on the Department of Basic Education demanding better working conditions for Grade R teachers, starting with the doubling of their

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labourcourtsBDLive reports that the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) has dismissed an application by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) to appeal an interdict preventing a strike by the union

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RioTintoANA reports that arson attacks, apparently related to jobs for local community members, have forced the closure of the Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) near Ulundi in northern KwaZulu-Natal.  

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earningsANA reports that magistrates are in an uproar, and their morale “very low”, in their struggle to secure salaries, and regular increases, that put them on a par with judges.  

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VantageGoldfieldsThe Citizen reports that family members of the trapped Lily Mine workers are baffled by how slow the rescue and now recovery mission had been going since the tragedy took place on 5 February.  

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pikitupEWN reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has hinted an agreement with Johannesburg waste management agency Pikitup may be on the cards.  

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daBDLive writes that amid debate over what to do with the hefty R120bn surplus in the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), concerns are being raised about the state’s power to distribute benefits.  

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weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 24 March to Monday, 28 March 2016

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

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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, 23 March 2016.

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pikitupANA reports that while waste management agency Pikitup is still battling to clear piling waste in the midst of a strike by thousands of workers, the City of Johannesburg on Thursday condemned the

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telkom thumb100 BusinessTech reports that Solidarity has accused Telkom of waging a war against its own employees amid four different labour processes currently underway at the telecoms company.  

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durbanANA reports that Durban’s mayor James Nxumalo announced on Wednesday that a special task team would be set up to speed up the eThekwini Metro Municipality’s staff regrading process.  

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statssaEngineering News reports that employment in the formal nonagricultural sector of the SA economy edged up marginally during 2015, with increases recorded over the past three quarters, Statistics

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cosatuTMG Digital writes that labour federation Cosatu has called for a thorough investigation and “stern action against all those businesses‚ which are found to have tampered with their electricity

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solidariteitBDLive reports that Solidarity has approached the Labour Court in Johannesburg to interdict the use of national demographics in the police’s employment equity plan (EEP).  

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statssaNews24Wire reports that emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura said on Wednesday that consumer inflation in SA could peak at 8.1% in December this year.  

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strike thumb medium85 85SABC News reported on Wednesday that Bojanala Bus Services in Rustenburg, North West, had come to a halt, with drivers on strike for a second day demanding better wages and fair labour practices, among

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