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.

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

SARBReuters reports that SA Reserve Bank (SARB) policymakers are in discussions on lowering the inflation target, governor Lesetja Kganyago advised on Wednesday.

graduate thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that academic qualifications awarded or gained during the registration and phase-out periods of Educor colleges are valid and recognised, according to the Department of Higher Education, Science & Innovation (DHES&I).

sandf thumb medium90 89TimesLIVE reports that the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has dismissed claims that two of its soldiers deployed as part of the Southern African Development Community Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (SAMIDRC) surrendered to the M23 rebels.

postoffice thumb100 BL Premium reports that he SA Post Office’s (Sapo’s) business rescue practitioners (BRPs) have begun sending out 4,700 retrenchment letters to staff who will lose their jobs.

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

standardbankFin24 reports that Standard Bank’s senior executive team laughed all the way to the bank in 2023 thanks to exorbitant remuneration increases that far outpaced inflation as well as the group's total staff cost increases.

newsTimesLIVE reports that taking to her social media timeline on Tuesday, Penny Ntuli announced to her followers the news that she is the latest addition to Jozi FM.

BATSABL Premium reports that British American Tobacco SA (BATSA) has cut cigarette deliveries to some stores as the illicit cigarette trade overwhelms the legal market, putting at risk about 500 jobs at third-party logistics companies.

ActionSAIOL News reports that ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba has written to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) requesting prosecution of those involved in the Lily Mine tragedy of February 2016 within 14 days.

NLCGroundUp reports that Gugulethu Yako, the suspended legal manager at the National Lotteries Commision (NLC), who is facing charges of taking money from a grant beneficiary, has failed in an urgent court bid to stop disciplinary proceedings against her.

petrolpumpThe Citizen reports that with increases in petrol prices kicking in from Wednesday, 3 April, motorists will pay a lot more for the commodity at the pumps.

Stats SABusinessLive reports that the latest quarterly employment statistics released by Stats SA, for the fourth quarter of 2023, were based on a new sample drawn last year.

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

FortHareNews24 reports that after months of investigation, police have made a breakthrough following the spate of killings that have plagued the University of Fort Hare (UFH).

gavel thumb100 Cape Times reports that in an attempt to save the jobs of 337 employees, five security companies were due to turn to the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday to interdict the provincial government from enlisting the services of a group of security companies in at least 36 health facilities in the province.

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

SARBTimesLIVE reports that SA Reserve Bank (SARB) governor Lesetja Kganyago announced at a monetary policy committee (MPC) briefing on Wednesday that the repo rate would remain at 8.25%.

PSCBCBL Premium reports that the Department of Public Service & Administration (DPSA) announced recently that public servants would receive a wage increase of 4.7% on 1 April, in line with a wage deal signed by the employer and four unions at the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) in March 2023.

putco thumb100 News24 reports that commuters jumped out of a burning Putco bus in Centurion on Wednesday, leaving 22 passengers injured.

newsMoneyweb reports that pension fund members who are eager to access a portion of their retirement money on 1 September may have to wait a while longer, as the legislation that underpins the two-pot system is nowhere near complete.

ramaphosa2Mail & Guardian reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for an urgent transformation of the biodiversity sector to help address the high levels of unemployment in the country.

bladenzimandeTimesLIVE reports that Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande says Educor colleges will be given time to phase out pipeline students and must reimburse students where it is due.

parliamentIOL News reports that eleven ANC members of Parliament, including two deputy ministers and league presidents, were rebuked on Tuesday in the National Assembly for failing to make their disclosure of financial interests in 2023.

kznlogo thumb100 The Witness reports that yet another KZN provincial government building has been found to be in a deplorable state, placing the lives of hundreds of employees at risk.

newsCape Argus reports that the six fishermen who disappeared at sea on Saturday have been reunited with their loved ones in what has been described a true Easter miracle.

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

handcuffsIOL News reports that a security guard, identified by police as Wessel Badenhorst, 55, has been arrested by police in Mpumalanga on charges of murder and attempted murder.

gavel thumb100 GroundUp reports that former Kempton Park Chief Magistrate Judith van Schalkwyk, who was fired after being found guilty of rude and threatening behaviour and of taking money from an attorney to travel to Washington, has failed in her bid to review and set aside the Magistrates Commission recommendation to the National Assembly that she be removed from office.

northwestprovinceNews24 reports that the Department of Education in the North West has apologised for the unlawful suspension of a Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher over false racism allegations.