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.

Last Update: 06-08-2020

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 6 August 2020.

protestThe Star reports that gym owners have described the five-month shutdown that has affected them since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown as crippling to their businesses and workers.  

education90The Star reports that analysis of the Covid-19 infection rate amongst teachers in Gauteng shows that their infection rate is not that different to that of the general population.  

Correctional ServicesCape Argus reports that unions and other organisations have warned about the consequences should the Department of Correctional Service (DCS) fail to put measures in place to curb the spread of Covid-19.  

cosatuFin24 reports that according to Cosatu, SA’s procurement system is "fundamentally flawed" and has created room for suppliers to "defraud" the state during the Covid-19 pandemic.