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.

earningsBL Premium reports that the board of JSE-listed Mpact has failed to persuade investors to back its remuneration policy with more than half of shareholders voting against the proposed salary increase for executives at the company’s AGM on Thursday.

BusinessTech reports that Pnet has published its latest Job Market Trends Report, which points out that long-term employee tenure enhances productivity, stability, and expertise and helps foster a reliable and experienced workforce.

angloamerican fullFinancial Mail writes that the clock is ticking on Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad’s radical restructuring plan.

hawksCity Press reports that a Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) sergeant, who is facing charges of corruption, defeating the ends of justice and fraud, was released on bail by the Nelspruit District Court in Mpumalanga on Tuesday.

gautrainCity Press writes that for commuters who use the Gautrain and get SMS updates about disruptions and delays, it might look like the service has taken a knock. But Gautrain insists that its overall performance remains strong.

CapeTownlogoNews24 reports that a decomposed body found at Silvermine Nature Reserve on Tuesday is believed to be that of Alistair Stanbull, a City of Cape Town staffer. He has been missing since 29 April.

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citypowerSABC News reports that two people have been arrested for allegedly attacking a City Power contractor in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg.

numMining Weekly reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) Kimberley Region has concluded and signed a five-year wage agreement on behalf of its members at diversified mining and metals company South32’s Hotazel Manganese Mines in the Northern Cape.

Sibanye StillwaterMining Weekly reports that precious metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater says it will engage with employees and representative unions at its Kroondal mine in accordance with existing, standard processes and mechanisms now that an illegal underground sit-in by employees at the Kwezi shaft has come to an end.

gavel thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that three police officers who were allegedly seen bagging money after a bombing incident at a filling station in Soshanguve in April appeared in court on Thursday to face charges of theft and defeating the ends of justice.

earningsBL Premium reports that MPs heading to parliament can look forward to an annual salary of R1.27m or over R100,000 a month. The previous annual salary for MPs was R1.24m.  

sapsThe Citizen reports that a SA Police Services (SAPS) officer survived a hail of bullets in a gun battle with cash-in-transit robbers in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).

sandf thumb medium90 89IOL News reports that the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has confirmed that one of its soldiers was killed on 30 May while on duty in Sake in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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newsNews24 reports that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) police have arrested a 40-year-old constable after he allegedly shot his sergeant colleague dead inside the Nsuze police station on Tuesday night.

sapsNews24 reports two Western Cape police officers have been found dead in their homes two days apart, prompting Western Cape police to open inquest dockets.

Sibanye StillwaterTimesLIVE reports that the illegal underground sit-in by employees at Sibanye-Stillwater's Kroondal mine ended on Wednesday afternoon with all workers returning to the surface.

gavel thumb100 Engineering News reports that according to power utility Eskom, one of the two accused suspects in a case involving tampering with critical infrastructure has been convicted in the Kriel Magistrate’s Court and sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment.

CanegrowersMoneyweb reports that at the annual general meeting of SA Canegrowers this week it was emphasised that the precarious financial distress of the Tongaat Hulett and Gledhow sugar mills underscored how the Health Promotion Levy (sugar tax) was undermining the sustainability of the industry, as well as the million of jobs and rural livelihoods it supported.

citypowerIOL News reports that City Power contractors were attacked, and one was left badly injured, after a group of residents in Alexandra assaulted them while they were repairing a faulty cable that had caused a power outage.

BoltFin24 reports that in the last six months, e-hailing platform Bolt has permanently blocked 6,000 drivers from its platform in SA in a bid to increase compliance and improve safety on the platform.

southafricalogoBL Premium reports that sports, arts and culture minister Zizi Kodwa has resigned after his arrest and court appearance on Wednesday for allegedly receiving bribes amounting to R1.6m.

Sibanye StillwaterFin24 reports that a sit-in staged by workers underground at Sibanye-Stillwater's Kroondal mine appears to be losing steam as just 31 workers now remain below the surface.

gunNews24 reports that Limpopo police have launched a manhunt for gunmen who killed an off-duty police officer and seriously injured a woman in Mamadimo Park, Mankweng, on Sunday night.

MatlosanalogoCity Press reports that Matlosana Local Municipality manager Lesego Seametso and her sister, Kelebogile Seametso appeared in the Klerksdorp Magistrate’s Court on Monday facing corruption charges.

protestGroundUp reports that over 200 farm women braved the rain and cold to march to Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday.

pikitupEWN reports that City of Johannesburg waste collector Pikitup has managed to clear a service backlog in the CBD caused by protesting workers over contractual disputes.

labourcourtsBL Premium reports that the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) has endorsed the retrenchment of scores of workers by soft drink giant Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBSA) in response to the introduction of a sugar tax causing it operating losses.

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