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.

Golden ArrowEWN reports that one of the survivors of a fatal commuter bus crash in Cape Town this week believes the accident could have been prevented.

pravingordanBL Premium reports that the exclusion of candidates above the age of 60 years for the top role at Eskom left vacant after the resignation of André de Ruyter seems to be one of the sticking points in an increasingly fractious relationship between the board and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. 

tshwane thumb100 Moneyweb reports that Tshwane Mayor Cilliers Brink from the Democratic Alliance (DA) has taken a hardline stance towards the wage strike in the capital city over wage increases.

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summaries of our selection of recent South African
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Tiger BrandsPretoria News reports that Tiger Brands has lost its application against an earlier CCMA finding that it had unfairly dismissed a worker who twice tested positive for alcohol when he reported for duty.

handcuffsFin24 reports that the Hawks have arrested and charged two sisters from Pretoria for allegedly defrauding food and packaged goods group Premier of R137 million by diverting payments from customers to their own bank accounts.

gunIOL reports that police in Calcutta are in pursuit of assailants who fatally shot a 45-year-old truck driver on the R40 Road in Marite, outside Hazyview, on Tuesday morning.

glencoreFin24 reports global mining and trading giant Glencore has kicked off a retrenchment process at its iMpunzi coal operation in Mpumalanga.

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summaries of our selection of recent South African
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nehawu80TimesLIVE reports that the branch of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) at the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) says its members will go on strike from Wednesday after failing to reach an agreement over wage increases.

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summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 22 September 2023.

ProductivitySASunday Times reports that the controversial R5bn job creation scheme concluded between the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) and Thuja Capital Fund without any due diligence has claimed its first casualty.

sandf thumb medium90 89News24 reports that following a tragic submarine accident in Cape Town, the spotlight has fallen on the SA National Defence Force’s (SANDF’s) declining budget.

Golden ArrowNews24 reports that over last weekend, at least seven men robbed passengers on a Golden Arrow bus in Gugulethu and fled the scene with phones and an undisclosed amount of money.

pravingordanBloomberg reports that the protracted search for Eskom’s new chief executive officer has raised tensions between Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and the state-owned power utility and its board, according to people familiar with the matter.

sarb thumb medium60 101Moneyweb reports that the repo rate of the SA Reserve Bank (Sarb) remained unchanged at 8.25%, bank governor Lesetja Kganyago confirmed in a widely expected move on Thursday.

sandf thumb medium90 89News24 reports that the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has released the identities of the three naval officers who died on Wednesday when a wave battered a submarine in Kommetjie.

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summaries of our selection of recent South African
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UIFGroundUp reports that it took more than a year for Brackenfell resident Stephan Evans to get his Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) money from the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) office in Bellville, Cape Town.

eskomThe Citizen reports that Eskom continues to be without a leader after the Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, rejected the recommendation of the power utility’s board as to a replacement for former CEO Andre de Ruyter.

MotsoalediTimesLIVE reports that Department of Home Affairs (DHA) Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has appealed to President Cyril Ramaphosa for more money to employ staff as the department battles to clear visa backlogs.

newsFinancial Mail reports that Prof Mark Smith, the UK-born academic who was appointed director of the Stellenbosch Business School in 2020, had to wait more than a year for home affairs to issue the necessary visa.

strike thumb medium85 85BL Premium reports that members of the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) have embarked on a wage strike at SA Forestry Company Limited (Safcol) in support of demands for above-inflation increases.

sandf thumb medium90 89News24 reports that four SA National Defence Force (SANDF) members died on Wednesday after an incident involving two service vehicles.

sanavyTimesLIVE reports that an adult female was extricated from a vessel off Hout Bay on Wednesday afternoon, bringing to three the number of people who were killed in an incident involving a South African Navy submarine.

UIFMoneyweb writes that getting through to the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is “like banging your head against a brick wall”.

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

eskomFin24 reports that the appointment of a new CEO of Eskom has gone back to the drawing board after the recommendation made by the Board was not accepted by Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan.

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

coalFin24 reports that Eskom’s largest black-controlled coal supplier Seriti Power has launched a retrenchment process at its Klipspruit Colliery that could affect about 800 workers.