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.

busaBL Premium reports that Business Unity SA (Busa) says more clarity is needed on changes proposed in the long-awaited white paper on citizenship, immigration and refugee protection, published recently.

Sibanye StillwaterTimesLIVE reports that Sibanye-Stillwater has initiated an internal investigation amid allegations the company failed for months to resolve an impasse which led to the murder of a miner by a co-worker.

FortHareNews24 reports that the director of investigations and vetting services at the University of Fort Hare (UFH), Isaac Plaatjies, has been arrested on charges relating to the killing of staff members.

gunIOL News reports that police in the Western Cape have launched a manhunt after a police captain was shot and killed on Sunday afternoon.

UIFTimesLIVE reports that the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) says it will co-operate with law enforcement agencies on investigations into alleged corruption related to its labour activation programme.

ConCourtBL Premium reports that the rights of millions of SA workers will be debated on Tuesday at the Constitutional Court (ConCourt), where the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) will argue that workers can be represented even by unions that normally represent a different sector.

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

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summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 17 November 2023.

nxesiSunday World reports that a high-ranking official who has blown the whistle on alleged corruption and also frustrated the approval of payments worth R3-billion in the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) is fearing for her life after receiving death threats.

labourcourtsBL Premium reports that labour federation Cosatu has welcomed a ruling by the Labour Court which has found the prohibition on all municipal employees from holding political office to be unconstitutional.

gunNews24 reports that a policeman was shot dead outside the Pavilion Shopping Centre in Westville on Sunday and two others were injured inside the mall following a robbery at two jewellery stores.

bladenzimandeTimesLIVE reports that Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Blade Nzimande on Friday announced he was withdrawing the notice to place the troubled University of SA (Unisa) under administration.

sasolBL Premium reports that chemicals and energy group Sasol has appointed insider Simon Baloyi as its new CEO. He will take over from current CEO Fleetwood Grobler in April next year.

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

BlyvoorGoldEWN reports that hundreds of mineworkers have resurfaced from the Blyvoor Gold Mine on the West Rand following a 36-hour sit-in.

labourcourtsIOL Business writes that employees who deliberately and recklessly place their colleagues at risk of health hazards by going into work when they are ill, can be charged with misconduct and fired.

newsMoneyweb reports that the Southern Sun Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg, has been temporarily closed to assess the extent of the damage caused by a severe hailstorm that gripped parts of the city on Monday night.

exxaroBL Premium reports that coal producer Exxaro is the latest company to face a class action for allegedly failing to implement the necessary safety measures to protect coal miners from contracting illness linked to their work conditions.

sapsNews24 reports that despite budgeting R5.7 billion annually to recruit an additional 30,000 officers by 2026, the SA Police Service (SAPS) has cut 90% of its police reservists in the past decade.

nxesiBL Premium reports that Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) Minister Thulas Nxesi gave an assurance on Wednesday the revised draft employment equity regulations under the Employment Equity Amendment Act would be released for a second round of public comments.

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newsFin24 reports that Independent Newspapers has apologised to more than 100 retrenched staff for not paying their severance packages on time.

numsaCity Press reports that members of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) gathered outside the Sylvania Metals offices in Constantia Park, Johannesburg, on Tuesday to protest the company's handling of a sexual harassment case.

Stats SAThe Citizen reports that the unemployment rate decreased slightly by 0.7% to 31.9% in the third quarter from 32.6% in the second quarter.

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

GoldOneBL Premium reports that Gold One is set to resume production on Wednesday after a labour turf battle hampered operations for nearly a month at its East Rand mine.

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

platinumbarBusiness Times reports that some platinum group metals (PGM) producers are freezing recruitments for non-essential jobs and restructuring loss-making operations as they grapple with weaker metal prices, inflation, rising input costs and energy supply constraints.

ambulanceNews24 reports that stonings, shootings and hijackings are just some of the dangers emergency medical services (EMS) personnel face when entering SA’s red zones – areas considered so dangerous that the personnel are not allowed to enter without a police escort to ensure their safety.

Sibanye StillwaterNews24 reports that a 43-year-old mineworker has been arrested is and is due to appear in court in connection with the fatal stabbing of a colleague on Thursday.