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.

earningsThe Citizen reports that the BankservAfrica Take-home Pay Index (BTPI) tracked lower in April 2024, with the nominal average pay falling below the R16,000 mark experienced over the past two months to R15,374 in April.

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MangaungCity Press reports that investigations are still underway following the uncovering a massive scam involving "ghost workers" in the Mangaung Metro Municipality in the Free State.

SWEATGroundUp reports that over 50 sex workers and civil society activists picketed outside Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday.

newsBL Premium reports that a threatened protest by truckers has been suspended after intervention by the government, which is determined that nothing will be allowed to disrupt next week’s elections.

gunNews24 reports that a doctor has been shot during a "violent burglary" at a Free State hospital. The 26-year-old doctor was shot at Mofumahali Manapo Mopeli Regional Hospital in QwaQwa on Tuesday at about 20:00.

GeorgeNews24 reports that police are in the process of identifying two last bodies following the collapse of a construction site in George.

pikitupThe Citizen reports that a worker representative said on Thursday that the Pikitup strike that has left parts of the Joburg CBD looking like a rubbish heap after waste collection was brought to a standstill last week would continue for the foreseeable future.

sapsEWN reports that Western Cape police say they've wrapped up crime scene investigations at the collapsed George building.

harmonySABC News reports that Harmony Gold has advised that an employee died at its Phakisa mine in Welkom in a blasting incident.

CapeTownlogoNews24 reports that the City of Cape Town has been forced to spend R8.5 million on private security amid threats and intimidation against staff in high-risk areas.

JMPDNews24 reports that two Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) officers were hospitalised after a shootout with armed robbers in Marshalltown on Tuesday evening.

GEMSThe Mercury reports that according to the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS), the signing of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill into law on 15 May by the President was a seminal moment for the nation.

pikitupNews24 reports that refuse collection in Johannesburg remains impacted by a strike by workers contracted to Pikitup who are demanding permanent positions from the waste management company.

southafricalogoBL Premium reports that the way is finally open for skilled foreigners to apply for work visas under SA’s new points system, after the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) gazetted a revised version of its new visa regulations on Monday.

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education thumb100 City Press reports that Ntombelanga Labane’s forged matric certificate was so convincing that she was not only admitted and obtained a university degree, but she was also able to dupe the Mpumalanga education department to hire her as a teacher.

houseEngineering News reports that the Building and Construction Industry Medical Aid Fund (BCIMA) has called for a review of the safety practices on construction sites and the prioritisation of the health of construction workers.

seaharvestNews24 reports that the search for 11 missing fishermen who went missing after their vessel, MFV Lepanto, sank on Friday at about 15:34, has been called off.

education blackboard thumb medium80 92News24 reports that a Cape Town principal who was dismissed for defying an instruction to open his school during the Covid-19 pandemic is fighting tooth and nail to get his job back.

sapsMaroela Media reports that the police in North West on Monday encouraged members to make use of the employee health and well-being services for psychological-social support.

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atmThe Citizen reports that the Motor Transport Workers Union (MTWU) say its members in the Cash-in-Transit (CIT) sector are worried about their safety as the number of attacks on money vans has increased.

pikitupEWN reports that as rubbish remains uncollected in some parts of Johannesburg, Pikitup's casual workers have vowed to intensify their protest throughout the week.

implatsFin24 reports that Impala Platinum has concluded a R9 billion broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) transaction at both its Impala Rustenburg and Impala Bafokeng assets.

gunNews24 reports that Western Cape police are on the hunt for gunmen who shot dead two men and seriously injured a third inside a Sasko-branded bread delivery van in Cape Town last week.

GeorgeNews24 reports that a person hospitalised in a critical condition after the collapse of the George construction site has died of his injuries. A police spokesperson confirmed the death, saying the number of people killed by the collapse on 6 May was now 34.

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newsEWN reports that the All Truck Drivers Forum and Allied South Africa (ATDF-ASA) has confirmed that a planned national shutdown has been temporarily suspended.

GeorgeEWN reports that the site of the collapsed building in George is now officially a crime scene after it was handed over to police and the labour department for investigations. Rescue and recovery operations concluded on Friday, with all 62 workers accounted for.