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.

Bheki CeleSunday Independent reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on Police Minister Bheki Cele to address the shortage of detective divisions in the SA Police Service (SAPS).

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 20 October 2023.

tshwane thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that Tshwane Bus Service (TBS) and A Re Yeng will resume bus operations from Monday after disruption due to an unprotected strike by Tshwane workers.

UIFCity Press reports that former Department of Labour and Employment (DEL) director-general (DG) Thobile Lamati claims he is the victim in a controversial scheme to channel billions from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) into a private investment company.

nelsonmandelabayNews24 reports that the fraud-accused city manager of Nelson Mandela Bay, Noxolo Nqwazi was suspended in an emergency council meeting on Friday.

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that Mpumalanga police have launched a manhunt after a security guard accused of murder went missing following his release on bail.

newsSunday Times reports that Deputy Health Minister Sibongiseni Dhlomo is under investigation by police and parliament’s ethics committee after a parliamentary staffer accused him of sexual assault.

newsNews24 reports that despite findings showing that Pretty Nkambule, Yvonne Mnisi and Solomon Nyirenda died after being trapped in a container in the Lily Mine tragedy, their families are adamant they are still alive.

CompetitionCommissionBL Premium reports that the Competition Commission (CC) will tell the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) in November that the SA arm of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) conjured up a plan to get rid of workers after a 2016 merger, thus contravening one of the key conditions set by authorities in allowing the deal to go through.

education90TimesLIVE reports that the Gauteng education department has placed a female teacher on precautionary transfer following allegations of sexual misconduct involving a male pupil.

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

sitaFin24 reports that according to the State Information Technology Agency (SITA), its IT systems were not been affected after thousands of its employees went on strike this week.

sandf thumb medium90 89News24 reports that the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has established a board of inquiry to investigate the mysterious disappearance of one of its soldiers, Private Isak Thompson, from an SA Army Infantry School training area in Oudtshoorn in July this year.

education blackboard thumb medium80 92BL Premium reports that spot checks at state schools have revealed thousands of underqualified grade R teachers, money siphoned from food budgets to pay for matric farewell events, overloaded school buses and dangerously dilapidated classrooms.

nursing thumb medium90 93GroundUp reports that the Department of Health (DOH) has averted a standoff with nurses in the public sector with a last-minute agreement to pay nurses a temporary allowance to buy uniforms.

parliamentNews24 reports that had Parliament not placed its own security staff on leave during the holiday season of 2021/22, the fire that razed the National Assembly and destroyed much of the Old Assembly wing would never have occurred.

gunTimesLIVE reports that five people, including a police officer and a wanted suspect, were killed in a shootout outside Durban on Tuesday.

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

nissanMoneyweb reports that there has been shake-up in the senior management of Nissan SA, with new managing director Maciej Klenkiewicz indicating that his focus will be on unlocking the potential in Africa by expanding into new markets in the continent to increase sales.

nsfasTimesLIVE reports that the board of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) wrote to the organisation’s CEO, Andile Nongogo, on Tuesday to grant him an opportunity to indicate why his contract should not be terminated.

southafricalogoFin24 reports that Thobile Lamati, director-general of the Department of Labour and Employment (DEL), has resigned.

sitaBL Premium reports that the board of the State Information Technology Agency (Sita) is expected on Thursday to discuss some of the options tabled by the Public Servants Association (PSA) to end a wage dispute that has disrupted network connectivity and online services at government departments and state agencies.

AReYengTimesLIVE reports that Areyeng bus operations have been suspended indefinitely after its buses were pelted with stones in the Pretoria CBD on Tuesday.

Stats SABL Premium reports that annual consumer inflation accelerated for the second successive month to 5.4% in September, up from 4.8% in August.

earningsFin24 reports that Shoprite CEO Pieter Engelbrecht took home a total pay package of R64.66 million (including long-term incentives) in the 2023 financial year – just over half of the staggering R122.4 million that Woolworths CEO Roy Bagattini earned in the same period.

MotsoalediBusinessLive reports that Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi has lost his application to appeal a judgment that requires him to reconsider the Zimbabwe Exemption Permits (ZEP) regime.

handcuffsNews24 reports that an Eskom sub-contractor was arrested on 11 October for allegedly trying to solicit a bribe from a coal transport company at the Camden power station in Mpumalanga.

Chief JusticeNews24 reports that an official from the Office of the Chief Justice informed the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services on Tuesday that some superior court buildings were "worse" fire hazards than the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

gavel thumb100 IOL News reports that an accountant who confessed to stealing millions of rands from her employer and spending it living the high life, has apologised and hopes for a lighter sentence.

earningsBL Premium reports that corporate SA could soon have the “most onerous law” on public company remuneration in the world, according to Vodacom and other written submissions on the Companies Amendment Bill.