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

tshwane thumb100 Pretoria News reports that the cash-strapped City of Tshwane is losing millions of rand because of the ongoing strike action by employees over wage increases.

citypowerIOL News reports that two Joburg City Power technicians were robbed on Monday of their valuables while on duty in Discovery, Roodepoort.

petrolpumpBusinessLive reports that according to the Automobile Association (AA), fuel prices are set to decrease in November, based on unaudited mid-month data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF).

GodongwanaBL Premium reports that Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has given the assurance the budget cuts to be announced in the medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) will be “moderate” and will not exceed normal government underspending in previous years.

CCMABusinessLive reports that the Tshwane metro, which rejected attempts last month by the Gauteng government to mediate in a protracted and unlawful strike by SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) members, has joined efforts to resolve the impasse.

SIUEWN reports that a Rolls Royce Phantom is among the many luxury vehicles and properties frozen for allegedly having been bought with stolen Lotto money.

ujThe Citizen reports that the former chairperson of council at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) was arrested last week by the Hawks on allegations of collusion involving more than R14 million.

tshwane thumb100 The Citizen reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has called the City of Tshwane back to the negotiating table to resolve an ongoing illegal strike.

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

psaBL Premium reports that services at government departments and state agencies, including home affairs, employment & labour and the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa), could be affected when a public service union embarks on a "total shutdown" for above-inflation wage increases on Wednesday.

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 13 October 2023.

SAFAThe Citizen reports that Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos has admitted there is a dispute between his players and the SA Football Association (Safa) over payments ahead of next year’s Africa Cup of Nations finals.

SARSThe Citizen reports that the SA Revenue Service (Sars) led a search and seizure operation across five provinces on Thursday in an attempt to bring down a coal-smuggling syndicate.

durbanNews24 reports that the National Treasury has cut funding for the Public Employment Programme (PEP) in eThekwini, prompting the city to immediately terminate 3,541 of the more than 6,000 temporary employees hired through the programme.

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

tshwane thumb100 News24 reports that a senior member of the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) in the Tshwane regional executive, who was employed by the City of Tshwane, has been dismissed after video footage emerged allegedly linked him to the firebombing in August of a waste removal truck.

gavel thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that a former home affairs employee who illegally processed passports for illegal immigrants was sentenced on Thursday to 10 years’ imprisonment.

sandf thumb medium90 89TimesLIVE reports that the acting commander of 121 infantry battalion on Thursday described the horror and devastation soldiers faced when a deadly veld fire spread to the Lohatla military base last week.

sabcTimesLIVE reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC’s) Auckland Park headquarters were evacuated after a fire broke out on Thursday, a day after officials from the state broadcaster were outlining plans in parliament to overhaul its ageing facilities.

newsNews24 reports that Nonkululeko Maphisa, the wife of sacked IFP Abaqulusi Local Municipality mayor Mncedisi Maphisa, allegedly lied about her work experience to secure a position as director of corporate services in the eMadlangeni Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal.

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107News24 reports that a showdown between Xolani Nciza, ANC heavyweight TK Nciza's brother, and the City of Ekurhuleni is looming after Nciza accused Ekurhuleni of "unfair labour practice" following his suspension for allegedly submitting fraudulent academic qualifications.

retirementBL Premium reports that asset management group Allan Gray has warned of unintended consequences of “rushing” the implementation of the new pension regime, colloquially called the “two-pot” system.

ConCourtBL Premium reports that after being convicted of more than 200 charges of fraud-related crimes totaling millions, a former Absa employee tried unsuccessfully to appeal against her sentence of four years, claiming the courts had used inadmissible evidence.

newsNews24 reports that Gauteng Deputy Judge President Roland Sutherland says the largely unaddressed fire safety risks at the Johannesburg High Court are a 'life-or-death" situation.

sabcBL Premium reports that a former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) employee who claimed her manager sexually harassed her has been partially vindicated a decade later after other forums dismissed her case.

earningsNews24 reports that SA doctors reportedly earn salaries similar to what they had earned in 2012 and 2013, and are currently receiving 13% below the expected income levels for their profession due to inflation.

easterncape thumb100 News24 reports that just over a year after surviving a second attempt on his life, Buffalo City Metro infrastructure departmental director Nceba Ncunyana died in a hail of bullets on Wednesday afternoon.

southafricalogoNews24 reports that the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development presented its annual report to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services on Wednesday.

gautengCity Press reports that the Gauteng Department of Health (DOH) is considering drastic action against doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers who have failed to disclose their financial interests in terms of the department's policies meant to guard against conflicts of interest.