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.

sapsWeekend Argus reports that the widow of a police officer and her children, who were facing eviction from their Paarl home, can now breathe a sigh of relief.

protestPretoria News reports that lecturers stationed at Community Learning Centres across Tshwane have vowed to continue their protest at the Department of Higher Education and Training in Pretoria until their pleas for permanent employment are finally heard.

medicaldoctorThe Citizen reports that according to the SA Medical Association (Sama), hundreds of qualified doctors still waiting to be placed for their mid-year internships would eventually be allocated positions despite the frustrating delays in their placements.

MboweniBloomberg reports that Tito Mboweni, the architect of many of SA’s labour laws, said it might be time to review them to ensure they weren’t impeding economic growth.

education90News24 reports that the Department of Basic Education (DBE) has urged teachers to be present at school as it prepares to begin its vaccine rollout on Wednesday.

northwestprovinceNews24 reports that the families of the illegal miners found dead in Orkney, North West, last week started the grim task of identifying their bodies on Monday.

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southafricalogoCity Press reports that Cosatu-affiliated public sector unions have rejected government’s wage offer and have instead put forward a demand for a R1,500 monthly gratuity and a 2% salary adjustment.

ancThe Sunday Times reports that African National Congress (ANC) employees have until Monday to tell the party what their job titles are, who they report to, and where exactly their offices are in Luthuli House, as the party tries to sniff out "ghost workers".

education thumb100 BL Premium reports that all staff in the education sector will be required to return to work when schools open on 26 July whether they have been vaccinated for Covid-19 or not and even if they have been allowed to stay at home up until then due to comorbidities.

angiemotshekgaNews24 reports that the Department of Basic Education (DBE) has advised that schools will remain open even though the number of Covid-19 infections continues to soar.

AlexanderForbesBusiness Times reports that Alexander Forbes, SA's biggest pension fund administrator, says the rate of retrenchments across its client base has slowed significantly since the highs of last year.

sandf thumb medium90 89BusinessLive reports that as Gauteng battles the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, military health practitioners have been brought in to help the province’s hospitals deal with the dramatic surge in cases.

salgbc thumb100 BL Premium reports that the risk of local government workers going on strike has increased with the two unions involved in wage talks indicating that they would be rejecting a proposal by an independent facilitator to cut wages in real terms and freeze other perks over the next three years.

sassaMail & Guardian writes that the R2-billion in losses racked up by the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) over the 2019-22 financial period could lead to its “top heavy” management structure being culled.

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education blackboard thumb medium80 92The Citizen reports that as Covid-19 rips through schools in Gauteng, frightened teachers are questioning the government’s decision to keep classrooms open.

limpopo thumb100 News24 reports that Limpopo is again experiencing an increase in the number of Covid-19 cluster outbreaks, with 390 new infections reported in the 24 hours up until Thursday.

sandf thumb medium90 89Pretoria News reports that the circumstances surrounding the untimely death of South African soldier Corporal Simanga Authur Khuselo, who was shot dead on 3 June in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), are still unknown.

newsSowetanLive reports that a worker at the Seaview Predator Park in Gqeberha was killed by a Siberian tiger on Wednesday afternoon.

engineeringcouncilFin24 reports that the Engineering Council of SA (ECSA) has placed its CEO Sipho Madonsela on precautionary suspension, following allegations of misconduct.

northwestprovinceNews24 reports that North West Premier Tebogo Job Mokgoro has called for immediate action in dealing with illegal mining after 20 dead bodies of suspected illegal miners were found near Lawrence Park's mine ventilation shaft.

anglogoldashantiBloomberg writes that AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) has had a bad year, with the company’s lack of a permanent chief executive officer and a suspension of its Ghana mine operations weighing on the stock.

MboweniBloomberg reports that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni apparently told an investment conference on Thursday that the Treasury would not back down on its insistence that any wage agreement for state workers must not breach the government’s fiscal ceiling.

nursing thumb medium90 93TimesLIVE reports that the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) on Thursday warned that nurses in Gauteng were overwhelmed, overburdened and at risk of burnout as Covid-19 cases in the country soared above 13,000 over a 24-hour period.

education90BL Premium reports that the government is proceeding at a brisk pace with its plans to vaccinate teachers and, later, security personnel, as announced earlier this week by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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

hawksANA reports that an immigration officer from the Eastern Cape faces charges of extortion after she allegedly demanded a bribe from illegal immigrants following their arrest.

newsBL Premium reports that a survey by professional services firm Deloitte has found that unemployment, crime and corruption within business and politics top the list of concerns among SA’s young adults between the ages of 27 and 38 (millennials).

sapsTimesLIVE reports that an off-duty KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) police dog handler was shot dead on Tuesday night.