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.

harmonyFin24 reports that Harmony Gold has decided to extend the operating life of its Mponeng Mine, the world's deepest, from seven to twenty years.

newsBL Premium reports that building materials retailer Cashbuild cut 500 jobs or about 8% of its workforce in 2023, as it placed a moratorium on replacing staff who left.

BankservAfricaThe Citizen reports that take-home pay showed a year-on-year increase in January, continuing its upward movement as the high rate of inflation moderated. This provided some relief to salary earners.

West Rand Local MunicipalityThe Citizen reports that the former Nketoana Municipality official Xolani Malindi, who was arrested two years ago for submitting fake qualifications, has landed another CFO post at Gauteng’s Rand West City Municipality.

southafricalogoBloomberg reports that South Africa will slash the time taken to issue work permits to foreign executives and technicians employed by the biggest companies in the country, in a bid to lure overseas investors.

saafThe Star reports that the SA Air Force (SAAF) temporarily shut down its headquarters building in Pretoria, on Tuesday due to the malfunctioning of its ventilation system, which has caused unsafe working conditions for employees.

transnetlogo thumb100 BusinessLive reports that Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) Minister Pravin Gordhan announced on Wednesday that Transnet veteran Michelle Phillips had been appointed to lead the state-owned rail, port and pipeline company.

sapsNews24 reports that the national head office of the SA Police Service (SAPS) in Pretoria was closed after it was "declared unfit for human use". However according to the police, the building’s temporary closure will not affect core policing.

joburgcityNews24 reports that water maintenance in the north of Johannesburg has been in limbo since Monday with Johannesburg Water staff at the Zandfontein depot striking over pay issues.

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artisan2Engineering News reports that according to Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) CEO Mpho Mookapele, SA’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges are not in a good state.

SARSBusinessLive reports that SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Edward Kieswetter has agreed to an extension of his term by a further two years.

newsBusinessLive reports that the Gauteng Traffic Police (GTP) unit has urged motorists to beware of criminals posing as traffic officers with the intention of kidnapping, robbing or hijacking road users.

gunTimesLIVE reports that a well-known Dobsonville doctor has died after being shot during a robbery at his practice in Soweto, Johannesburg.

PretoriaUniversityNews24 reports that Gauteng police arrested a protester for public violence in the continued impasse between the University of Pretoria (UP) and striking employees over wages.

education blackboard thumb medium80 92News24 reports that eighteen pupils were injured after a classroom's ceiling collapsed at Umthambeka Primary School in Tembisa on Tuesday.

Chief JusticeBusinessLive reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa has nominated deputy chief justice Mandisa Maya as the next chief justice. The chief justice position will become vacant on 31 August when the term of office of Raymond Zondo comes to an end.

sapsThe Citizen reports that the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has arrested a student constable in KwaZulu-Natal for allegedly raping his colleague after a braai.

boardroomtableSABC News reports that trade unions in various sectors of the economy are gearing up for what could be another tough round of wage talks this year, but labour experts have cautioned against unrealistic expectations.

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newsFin24 reports that Langalezwe Madonko, the central figure in a fake qualification controversy at private equity company Summit Africa, has resigned from his senior position at a black investment industry body.

parliamentNews24 reports that in the final days of her term, National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula must defend herself against misconduct allegations relating to the controversial salary of Parliament's secretary, Xolile George.

numsaThe Star reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has accused bus operator Putco of mistreating its suspended workers.

SAMHSCity Press reports that the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is investigating a general who appears to have become four years “younger” while he was in the defence force.

gavel thumb100 IOL News reports that the former deputy mayor of Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape, Mlandeli Abednico Nyuka, has been sentenced to five years direct imprisonment for sexually assaulting an employee who worked in Nyuka’s office.

newsBL Premium reports that the ANC plans to introduce legislation to compel pension fund managers to invest in government stock as part of its plans to grow the economy and put greater investment into infrastructure development.

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

medicaldoctorThe Citizen reports that a woman who posed as a doctor will soon appear in court after she was caught trying to solicit a bribe from a patient at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Johannesburg.

PretoriaUniversityBNN Network reports that a peaceful protest over wages at the University of Pretoria's (UP’s) Hatfield campus turned into a scene of chaos and conflict on Monday.

protestNews24 reports that about 100 healthcare workers marched to the Union Buildings on Monday to demand jobs and call for a health budget increase.