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.

newsCape Times reports that building on the success of the first Youth in Action Expo in 2023, the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is hosting the interactive event again.

iecThe Star reports that Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) temporary staff claim they have not been paid for their services. Several of them are now demanding to be paid as promised ahead of the 2024 general elections.

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summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related reports.

numSABC News reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), which is holding a three-day policy conference in Boksburg is set to outline its policy framework to the Tripartite Alliance.

CanegrowersBL Premium reports that public health researchers have challenged the claim of SA Canegrowers that the government’s introduction of a tax on sugary drinks triggered the loss of more than 16,000 jobs.

AbsaBusinessLive reports that financial services group Absa says it is throwing a lot of resources into closing the gender pay gap and representation of women at management level in the company.

SolidarityMaroela Media reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially given notice that he will oppose Solidarity’s court application against the National Health Insurance (NHI) Act. A similar notice of opposition has also been received from the Minister of Health.

gavel thumb100 Fin24 reports that former Eskom and Transnet CEO Brian Molefe's lawyer says his client feels "vindicated" after Corruption Watch withdrew its civil case to have him declared a delinquent director. However, Molefe still faces three other legal challenges. 

nsriTimesLIVE reports that a Durban skipper died and a diver is missing after their boat capsized at Umgababa main beach between Scottburgh and Amanzimtoti on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Tuesday.

TimesLIVE reports that two Tshwane metro police department (TMPD) members who harassed residents in the greater Centurion area for years have been dismissed by the city after a lengthy disciplinary process.

petrolpumpIOL Motoring reports that early signs are pointing towards more fuel price relief for South Africans in July, with both petrol and diesel reductions looking likely.

handcuffsFin24 reports that a truck driver was arrested on Saturday for allegedly stealing coal destined for Eskom’s Arnot power station in Mpumalanga and selling it for R6,000.

newsEWN reports that one of the people injured in an explosion at a factory in Malmesbury has died. Police said that three people aged between 25 and 45 were injured in Monday's incident at a feed manufacturing plant in the town.

Moneyweb writes that at least 20% of the country’s retirement fund members will not have enough money in their savings pot on 1 September 2024 to make a withdrawal when the two-pot retirement system comes into effect.

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday morning roundup, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related reports.

AlexanderForbesBusinessLive reports that retirement fund administrator Alexforbes expects a retirement sector outflow of about R50bn when the ‘two-pot’ system is implemented in September.

education thumb100 Mail & Guardian reports that according to Presidency spokesperson Vincent Magwenya, the Basic Education Law Amendment (Bela) Bill will probably not be signed by President Cyril Ramaphosa before the new administration takes its seats in the National Assembly (NA).

sandf thumb medium90 89The Star reports that Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise and senior leadership in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) were due to hand over the mortal remains of Sergeant Mbulelo David Ngubane to the family on Monday.

CapeTownlogoCape Times reports that the City of Cape Town has seen a surge in escorts for staff and contractors since the inception of its Facility Protection Officers (FPO) initiative a year ago.

pscSunday Independent reports that an inquiry by the Public Service Commission (PSC) found that some 180 senior government officials do not meet the national qualifications framework (NQF) requirements for the posts they occupy.

Sibanye StillwaterBL Premium reports that precious metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater is expecting the 231 workers it fired after an illegal underground sit-in to embark on an appeals process this week.

northwestprovincePotchefstroom Herald reports that Thabo Sejanamane, a deputy director at the Minimum Information Security Services (MISS) Directorate within the North West Department of Education, and a prominent deacon at the Methodist church in Potchefstroom, has found himself entangled in a legal dispute involving allegations of fraud and impersonation.

coalFin24 reports that as the Somkhele coal mine in rural KwaZulu-Natal restarts operations after a two-year break, tensions over the project have been reignited.

CCMABusinessTech reports that an employer can be ordered to pay compensation for their failure to investigate complaints of sexual harassment adequately.

amcu thumb medium80 81The Citizen reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has threatened a full-on strike at Sibanye-Stillwater over a dispute concerning the share ownership payments for mine employees.

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend and recent reports,
see summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that recently appeared.

boardroomtableEWN reports that the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) and G4S cash solutions were due to head back to the negotiating table on Saturday to avert a nationwide strike action.

postoffice thumb100 BL Premium reports that the SA Post Office (Sapo) business rescue practitioners (BRPs) have paid the first tranche of severance packages to 4,512 retrenched employees earlier than the end of June as initially envisaged.

newsSunday Independent reports that two former senior police officers acquitted on criminal charges relating to the 2012 Marikana massacre are each demanding R3 million from the SA Police Service (SAPS) and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) for loss of income.

corruptionwatchSunday World reports that last week Corruption Watch filed a notice of withdrawal of its offensive against former Eskom and Transnet chief executive Brian Molefe to be declared a delinquent director for alleged wrongs he committed during his time at the helm of the power utility.