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

nxesiEngineering News reports that Minister Thulas Nxesi has outlined interventions by the Department of Employment and Labour on how it will be assisting affected workers across KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) following the recent civil unrest.

SIUSowetan reports that a man who allegedly tried to bribe away a Special Investigating Unit (SIU) investigation into the irregular awarding of a personal protective equipment (PPE) contract by the Mpumalanga department of public works has landed himself behind bars.

CapeTownlogoThe Star reports that the City of Cape Town has been accused of acting immorally and arbitrarily by refusing to promote a firefighter who suffered permanent injuries at the workplace.

MangoFin24 reports that three unions at Mango say they intend to appeal a ruling placing the low-cost airline in voluntary business rescue, pending consideration of the judge's reasons for his decision.

sandu1The Star reports that the SA National Defence Union (Sandu) has called on newly appointed Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise to intervene over the alleged shortage of hygiene material for army personnel deployed in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).

TreasuryThe Citizen reports that National Treasury has advised the public against contacting their retirement funds in an attempt to request a partial withdrawal of pension funds as the law did not currently allow that.

joburgcityTimesLIVE reports that according to newly elected City of Johannesburg mayor Jolidee Matongo, the city does not have a problem with insourcing staff, provided it makes financial sense and achieves savings for the city.

newsBL Premium reports that workers in financial distress hoping for early access to a portion of their retirement savings while still employed won't be able to do so until at least 2022.

amcu thumb medium80 81Mining Weekly reports that in paying tribute to the 44 mineworkers killed at Marikana on 16 August 2012, trade union the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) will host its ninth commemorative lecture this week.

DenelBusinessLive reports that cash-strapped state-owned Denel believes it can become a sustainable business within the next five years if it restructures to create a streamlined and refocused company.

Correctional ServicesNews24 reports that the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) has called for the suspension of top officials at Leeuwkop Prison in northern Johannesburg after the discovery on Tuesday night of the body of a warder in the Covid-19 isolation wing.  

farming thumb medium80 84News24 reports that Gauteng Premier David Makhura’s provincial government had now shifted its Covid-19 inoculation programme to farmers and their workers.

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

nxesiThe Citizen reports that business group Sakeliga is not happy with the directive that Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) Minister Thulas Nxesi issued two months ago regarding vaccination in the workplace.

cathssetaCape Argus reports that the Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (Cathsseta) has confirmed that it has cleared the backlog in respect of certification of learners, including learner tourist guides in the Western Cape.

unisaEWN reports that University of South Africa (Unisa) students have started a petition in a desperate plea to have the university release their certificates, months after they graduated.

nehawu80Mail and Guardian writes that turning to the courts could be the only way to force the Northern Cape legislature to investigate allegations about how a company contracted to revamp its building did not complete the work.

Tshiamiso TrustBL Premium reports that Bishop Jo Seoka, chair of the Justice for Miners Organisation, says payment of compensation to 500,000 miners who became sick with tuberculosis (TB) and/or silicosis because of their jobs, must be expedited.

MangoBusinessLive reports that the South Gauteng High Court on Tuesday approved low-cost airline Mango, which is a subsidiary of SA Airways, going into voluntary business rescue.

handcuffsNews24 reports that a 59-year-old former Mahikeng Municipality official is the latest person to be arrested in connection with the VBS Mutual Bank scandal.

capetown thumb100 News24 reports that Cape Town's taxi industry will next week resume arbitration over a coveted route, as the police and SA National Defence Force continue monitoring any possible flare-ups of violence.

SolidarityEngineering News reports that trade union Solidarity says it supports power utility Eskom's investigation following an explosion on Sunday at Unit 4 of the Medupi power station in Lephalale.

denosa thumb medium60 92EWN reports that the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) on Tuesday said the shortage of staff at public hospitals in Gauteng was more widespread than just the Helen Joseph Hospital.

gunThe Witness reports that a security guard was shot dead in a drive-by shooting on Electron Road in Durban on Tuesday morning.

hpcsaTimesLIVE reports that newly appointed health minister Joe Phaahla has lifted the precautionary suspension of Health Professions Council of SA's (HPCSA’s) registrar and CEO David Motau.

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 6 August 2021.

nursing thumb medium90 93EWN reports on an urgent plea on Tuesday morning for more resources at the Helen Joseph Hospital where nurses are battling to cope with the influx of patients who are unable to access treatment at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital facility.

newsMail & Guardian reports that Land Reform Minister Thoko Didiza has appointed a new chief executive at the troubled Ingonyama Trust Board (ITB) as part of her attempt to reform the institution.

sabcIndependent Media reports that according to defence analyst Helmoed Heitman, the deployment of the SANDF to SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) offices is of no significance unless the Presidency has been informed of an insurrection.