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.

ancCity Press reports that following a public crowdfunding initiative, the African National Congress (ANC) has started paying some of its staff, especially junior employees at Luthuli House. 

education blackboard thumb medium80 92City Press reports that thousands of schools in the Eastern Cape are without teachers, with some of the posts only likely to be filled next year.

ramaphosa2The Citizen reports that on Sunday President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the easing of national lockdown restrictions from adjusted alert level 3 to adjusted alert level 2, with effect from Monday.

newsFin24 reports that Momentum Metropolitan's CEO Hillie Meyer says the insurer won't make Covid-19 vaccination mandatory, but it may be forced to move around employees who don't want to vaccinate.

education blackboard thumb medium80 92EWN reports that according to the National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of SA (Naptosa), there are insufficient counsellors at schools to deal with the violence occurring on school premises.

pandorNews24 reports that on Friday, Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) Minister Naledi Pandor advised that the department’s suspended Director-General (DG), Kgabo Mahoai, was no longer employed by the department.

ShopriteBusiness Times reports that Shoprite has big expansion plans that will see hundreds of new outlets open and could create up to 10,000 direct jobs.

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DiscoveryEWN reports that Discovery Health has reiterated its assurance that the rights of employees who cannot be vaccinated will not be violated.

newsBusiness Report writes that financial services group Momentum Metropolitan Holdings will not force its staff to vaccinate against Covid-19.

prasaGroundUp reports that the CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa), Zolani Matthews, told MPs on Wednesday that they were building a rail system “that is definitely going to be a world-class system.”

sabmillerBL Premium reports that independently owned liquor stores have lost nearly 3,000 jobs as result of lockdown restrictions on the sale of alcohol, which has cost the sector R8.5bn in lost sales since they began in early 2020.

saa thumb medium95 76SAgovnews reports that state-owned aircraft maintenance company SAA Technical (SAAT) has appointed an interim chief executive in preparation of South African Airways’ (SAA’s) return to operations later this month.

tshwane thumb100 Engineering News reports that the City of Tshwane has received a proposal from the Kratos Consortium that seeks to drive industrialisation in the metro by means of three different, yet interrelated, projects.

satawu thumb medium90 101Fin24 reports that after not receiving salaries for more than a year, workers at SA Airways’ (SAA’s) catering subsidiary Air Chefs now have to wait even longer.

healthcareBusinessLive reports that according to data released by the Western Cape health department on Thursday, the coronavirus vaccines administered in the province are providing strong protection against severe illness and death from Covid-19 among healthcare workers and the elderly.

daBusinessLive reports that Mphumzi Mdekazi, a senior aide of former human settlements, water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu, claimed more than R1.76m on travel and accommodation in the period since May 2019.

ancNews24 reports that having been suspended just over two months ago as an ANC member, Carl Niehaus has now been fired from the employment of the party.

Stats SANews24 reports that according to a new report released by Statistics SA, a person in SA now needs to have at least R624 per month to meet the minimum required daily energy intake.

SanlamBL Premium reports that Sanlam will join Discovery in imposing mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for all staff from 2022, although it won’t fire workers who refuse the jab.

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

ShopriteBusiness Report writes that Shoprite Holdings created 3,897 new jobs during the 53 weeks ended July 2021 and generated R133.9 billion in sales from its South African supermarkets, notwithstanding the alcohol ban imposed as part of the government’s Covid-19 lockdown regulations.

cosatuThe Star reports that labour federation Cosatu has dismissed the latest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures released by Statistics SA on Tuesday as meaningless.

ancEWN reports that African National Congress (ANC) officials have been sent back to the drawing board after failing to produce proposals that speak directly to the demands of staffers who are striking over pay.

SARBReuters reports that SA Reserve Bank (Sarb) governor Lesetja Kganyago made the case on Wednesday for adopting a consumer inflation "point target" of around 3% or 4% with a margin of error either side, as opposed to a 3% to 6% target range used currently.

Correctional ServicesNews24 reports that after a 25-year-old prisoner was shot dead in the East London Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) said its officials were trained in escorting inmates.

FordEngineering News reports that Ford SA has created around 1,200 incremental jobs by reintroducing a third shift to its operations at the Silverton assembly plant.

southafricalogoIndependent Media reports that the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) says employers and companies will have to meet a set of stringent conditions before being issued with an employment equity (EE) compliance certificate, which is a prerequisite for contracts with the state and any of its organs.

durbanThe Mercury reports that senior managers in eThekwini Municipality are in line to receive performance rewards for their “outstanding performance” in running the city over the past three years.

nersaEngineering News reports that Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has appointed Advocate Nomalanga Petronella Sithole as CEO and full-time regulator member of the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa).