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.

parliamentSunday Times reports that parliament has quietly handed its CEO, Xolile George, a salary hike of almost 70%, taking his remuneration to a whopping R4.4m.

nissanMoneyweb reports that Nissan South Africa plans to retrench 25% of its employees – about 400 of its total 1,600 workforce – as part of an employee reduction plan because of its inability to secure a replacement model for its NP200 bakkie for production at its Rosslyn plant in Pretoria.

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 6 October 2023.

pravingordanBloomberg News reports that according to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, a chief executive officer for beleaguered power utility Eskom will be named by the end of the year.

sandf thumb medium90 89News24 reports that the SA Army has released the names of six soldiers who lost their lives in a fire that swept through the SA Army's Combat Training Centre in Lohatla in the Northern Cape on Friday.

harmonyFin24 reports that Harmony Gold said on Friday that an employee was killed during an early morning fall-of-ground (FOG) incident at the Tshepong North mine near Odendaalrus in the Free State.

tshwane thumb100 The Citizen reports that the City of Tshwane’s intent to appoint seven new senior managers to help it to get out of its financial woes has received mixed reactions from experts.

saceIOL News reports that the SA Council for Educators (SACE) has warned teaching professionals with fraudulent qualifications not to come near its headquarters.

strike thumb medium85 85GroundUp reports that tension remained high on Thursday at Simba’s factories in Isando and Elandsfontein, Gauteng, after workers downed tools and were briefly prevented from protesting outside on Wednesday.

gavel thumb100 IOL News reports that a 43-year-old Mossel Bay teacher accused of sexually assaulting pupils has been arrested.

transnetlogo thumb100 BL Premium reports that the leadership crisis at state logistics company Transnet has deepened, with the head of the rail division, Siza Mzimela, tendering her resignation on Thursday.

newsNews24 reports that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) has reopened its Germiston-Joburg line, which was affected by the collapse of a bridge on Wednesday.

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

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

metrorail thumb medium90 92The Citizen reports that Gauteng Metrorail temporarily suspended trains operating between Johannesburg and Germiston on Wednesday due to the collapse of a pedestrian overhead bridge between Jeppe and George Goch stations.

labourcourtsBL Premium reports that on Wednesday the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) held its interview for the long-vacated position of deputy judge president of the Labour Court (LC) and Labour Appeal Court (LAC).

tshwane thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that the City of Tshwane is set to appoint new staff after dismissing more than 120 workers for participating in an unprotected strike, but the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) on Tuesday said it would be challenging those appointments.

UIFBL Premium reports that Business Unity SA (Busa) has called for the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) to be placed under immediate administration, citing systemic dysfunction and deep corruption within the statutory organisation.

Sibanye StillwaterReuters reports that Sibanye Stillwater, SA’s biggest mining sector employer, may be forced to close some loss-making shafts.

angloamerican fullBloomberg News reports that Anglo American has begun cutting corporate office employees globally, with South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) saying that notices were sent to staff at the company’s Kumba Iron Ore unit warning they could lose their jobs.

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 City of Tshwane MMC for Roads and Transport Katlego Mathebe has called on the SA Police Service (SAPS) to beef up efforts to protect the municipality following violent attacks on two Tshwane Bus Services buses.

saceTimesLIVE Premium reports that thirty-six teachers were removed from the roll by the SA Council for Educators (Sace) between April last year and March this year after they were found guilty of serious offences.

gunIOL News reports that a security officer and an unknown man were gunned down at a substation in Sebokeng village in the Free State last Friday night.

newsIOL News reports that a 28-year-old Burundian who worked as a motorcycle delivery guy died in an accident on Tuesday afternoon in Durban. It had been his first day on the job.

petrolpumpThe Citizen reports that according to a Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) announcement, the price of both 93 and 95 octane petrol would increase from Wednesday, 4 October 2023.

sapsNews24 reports that a female police officer became the second Western Cape off-duty cop to be killed over the past weekend, and suspicions are that she was also raped.

numBloomberg News reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), the largest trade union at Eskom, has called for the suspension of an $8.5 billion climate finance pact with some of the world's richest nations, as well as plans to break up the power utility into separate units.

tshwane thumb100 Pretoria News reports that the Transformation Alliance (TTA) has slammed ActionSA and the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) for being “complicit” in the ongoing City of Tshwane municipal strike.

farming thumb medium80 84BusinessLive reports that after six years of working on a vineyard just outside Cape Town, farmworker Diana Ndleleni collapsed between the grapevines. Her doctor said she had permanent lung damage that he believed was from years of inhaling pesticides sprayed on the grapes. He said she would not be able to work again.