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.

gavel thumb100 GroundUp reports that the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane has set aside a decision by the Makhado Municipality to ignore the recommendation of a selection panel and instead appointing the second-highest scoring candidate as its chief financial officer (CFO).

sandf thumb medium90 89BL Premium reports that when SA deploys its full contingent of soldiers as part of a Southern African regional force (SamiDRC) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) it does so with its military equipment at its lowest ebb yet in one of the most volatile warzones of Africa.

ancBL Premium reports that in a landmark ruling that could shake up the ANC and herald a new era of meritocracy in public service, the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) has thrown out the party’s appeal against a high court order to disclose its records of appointing loyalists to key public sector posts.

gautengBL Premium reports that a Gauteng consultancy walked away with millions of rand in profit after promising the provincial government it would create 75,000 internships for unemployed youths in the province over three years, but ended up creating just 142 such opportunities.

limpopo thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that four construction workers died on Monday morning after being knocked down by a car on the N11 at Ga-Machikiri in the Waterberg district in Limpopo.

sriThe Solidarity Research Institute (SRI) issued its annual bank charges report on Monday. This year, the report focused solely on bank charges.

FoskorNews24 reports that a senior procurement executive at fertiliser and chemicals producer Foskor was killed in broad daylight in Meerensee, Richards Bay, on Monday in a suspected hit.

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

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labour-related stories that recently appeared.

hawksSunday World reports that the SA Police Service (SAPS) national intelligence and anti-corruption unit arrested a high ranking Hawks officer for corruption and extortion in a sting operation last week.

uShakaIOL News reports that Durban's uShaka Marine World is expected to be closed from Monday due to a strike over wages. On Friday, staff issued management with a 48 hour notice to strike after a stalemate had been reached during wage negotiations.

arcelormittalBL Premium reports that ArcelorMittal SA (Amsa) has deferred the mothballing of its long steel units at Newcastle and Vereeniging for up to six months, saying commitments by the government and Transnet have bought the operations some time.

uctGroundUp reports that the University of Cape Town Employees Union (UCTEU) is planning to strike on Thursday after failed negotiations with the university management.

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medicaldoctorIOL News reports that two foreign nationals have been arrested for allegedly treating patients and even performing illegal backstreet abortions in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.

saafCity Press reports that had it not been for the Air Force 22 Squadron commander who employed desperate evasive tactics on Friday morning as rebel gunfire ripped through the Oryx he was piloting, everyone on board would probably have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

earningsThe Citizen reports that not everybody is happy with the new National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate that Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) Minister Thulas Nxesi announced on Friday.

gavel thumb100 IOL News reports that a 52-year-old government official, found guilty of fraud and money laundering, has been ordered to pay back the money using her pension fund.

platinumbarReuters reports that the the Minerals Council SA (MCSA) said on Monday that restructuring of SA’s platinum group metals (PGM) industry in response to rising costs and falling prices could result in between 4,000 and 7,000 job cuts.

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

employment thumb100 The Citizen writes that in in a time when unemployment is high and thousands of job seekers who completed matric are joining the job market, it is important to beware of job scams.

busaBL Premium reports that organised business has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa not to sign the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, threatening legal action should it become law.

retirementMoneyweb reports that pension funds and their administrators are racing against time to implement highly complex changes to their rules before pension fund reforms come into effect on 1 September this year.

petrolpumpBL Premium reports that after three months of declining fuel prices brought relief to motorists, February is expected to bring major hikes across the board.

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend and recent reports,
see summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that recently appeared.

arcelormittalBL Premium reports that the Department of Trade, Industry & Competition (DTIC) is pushing to increase steel exports to other African countries and root out customs fraud on imported steel in a bid to avoid the closure of ArcelorMittal SA’s (Amsa's) long-steel operations.

nxesiFin24 reports that government has made changes to proposed new employment equity targets, including doing away with specific targets for African, coloured, Indian and white workers.

earningsFin24 reports that the national minimum wage (NMW), including for domestic and farm workers, will be been hiked by 8.5% to R27.58 an hour from 1 March.

gautengThe Citizen reports that the Gauteng Health Department has called for heightened policing in and around Coronationville in Johannesburg as persistent crime incidents continue to affect Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital.