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.

labourcourtsSowetanLive reports that the Labour Court has dismissed an application that sought to overturn the suspension of outgoing higher education, science and technology director-general Gwebs Qonde.

CompetitionCommissionEngineering News reports that the Competition Tribunal has set aside a finding by the Competition Commission in October 2019 against Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), effectively clearing the company of claims that it had breached merger conditions relating to retrenchments.

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

ancThe Citizen reports that the ANC could face more fraud charges if it has been deducting Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) contributions from its employees without paying them over for the past three years.

metrorail thumb medium90 92Independent News reports that Metrorail managed to secure a total of 26 arrests and successful convictions between 19 August and 2 September.

southafricalogoTimesLIVE reports that the Department of Home Affairs has confirmed that five officials have been internally charged and were facing disciplinary processes for their role in how now-fugitive prophet Shepherd Bushiri acquired his permanent-residence permit in SA.

healthcareBusinessLive reports that the deans of SA’s medical and dental schools have recommended compulsory coronavirus vaccination for their students and the general healthcare workforce, arguing it will protect individuals from serious illness and help slow the spread of the disease.

SolidarityBusinessTech reports that trade union Solidarity has published a new report showing that the burden on SA taxpayers could double if the White Paper on the National Health Insurance (NHI) is accepted and the Green Paper on social security is implemented after being reviewed.

sanral thumb100 Fin24 reports that the board of directors of the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) is set to begin a recruitment drive to find a new CEO as the term of incumbent Skhumbuzo Macozoma is coming to an end.

DenelThe Citizen reports that state-owned arms manufacturing company Denel is feeling the consequences of loss of skills in its finance department and is unable to correct its financial statements for 2019/2020.

ramaphosa2News24 reports that a move to Alert Level 2 is understood to be imminent, with President Cyril Ramaphosa expected to announce an easing of Covid lockdown restrictions.

newsMining Weekly reports that diversified miner Bauba Resources has lifted the precautionary suspension of its CEO Nick van der Hoven, after an investigation by the company's attorneys found no factual evidence to support allegations made against him in the media.

sapsNews24 reports that a 41-year-old off-duty police officer was shot and killed in Parow, Cape Town, on Tuesday afternoon. The SA Police Service (SAPS) member was shot and killed in Victoria Street.

ancNews24 reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday laid a charge against the African National Congress (ANC) over the ruling party's alleged failure to pay Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) contributions to the state.

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

newsAs part of a longer report on Covid-19 issues, GroundUp writes that it was not thought that it would be possible to ever do a clinical trial showing whether or not masks were effective against Covid-19 infections.

gavel thumb100 Sunday Independent reports that the case of 329 mineworkers, who were arrested and injured during the Marikana massacre nine years ago, against President Cyril Ramaphosa in his personal capacity, Sibanye-Stillwater and the government for more than R1 billion in damages is set to be heard in the South Gauteng High Court on Friday.

ramaphosa2News24 reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to public servants to mark Public Service Month and has called on them to participate in the development of a new integrated model for service delivery.

nhlsNews24 reports that Joyce Mogale, former CEO of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS), appeared in the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Monday for alleged tender corruption of more than R113 million.

popcruNews24 reports that shortly after the country commemorated 34 police officers who lost their lives in the past year, the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) called for an end to police killings 

AlexanderForbesMoneyweb reports that a significant proportion of Alexander Forbes shareholders voted against its remuneration policy at its annual general meeting (AGM) on Friday.

boardroomtableEngineering News reports that according to the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa), its fellow employer associations, namely the National Employers Association of SA and the SA Engineers and Founders Association, have agreed to extend the deadline for concluding wage negotiations to 14 September.

gavel thumb100 Fin24 reports that former Eskom senior manager Dawid Malherbe's appeal against his 15-year sentence for fraud and money laundering has succeeded.

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 3 September 2021.

gautengIndependent Media reports that Sunday marked the third anniversary since three City of Johannesburg firefighters died in an inferno that broke out at the Gauteng Health Department’s Bank of Lisbon building in September 2018.

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that a Mpumalanga municipal employee has been sentenced to 12 months' house arrest and a five-year suspended sentence in a fraud case at the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality.

gunNews24 reports that Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Saturday that a gun stolen from slain KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) police sergeant Nkosinathi Ngcobo was used in the shooting and killing of two Mtubatuba traffic officers who were murdered while on duty on Monday.

citypowerTimesLIVE reports that City Power has confirmed the suspension of its CEO Mongezi Ntsokolo. Isaac Mangena, spokesperson for the City of Johannesburg’s power utility, advised that the decision to suspend Ntsokolo was taken last week and supported by shareholders.

cosatuTimesLIVE reports that trade union federation Cosatu says it will work hard to regain the trust of workers and voters who are furious at endless government failures ahead of the upcoming local government elections.

graduate thumb100 EWN reports that the SA Parastatal and Tertiary Institutions Union (Saptu) has demanded to be included in policy discussions over mandatory vaccinations at places of higher learning.