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.

easterncape thumb100 News24 reports that the former director-general in the Eastern Cape's Office of the Premier, Marion Mbina-Mthembu, and five others appeared in the Zwelitsha Magistrate's Court on Friday on charges of defrauding the state of R20 million.

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see summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that recently appeared.

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that two former Western Cape police officials have been sentenced to an effective nine years in jail for selling a docket for R40,000.

earningsCity Press reports that early indications suggest that salaried employees may be better off this year, but with persistent inflation, high taxes and high interest rates, consumers are not yet in calm waters.

ShopriteBusiness Report writes that the Shoprite Group has paid out more than R500 million to employees through its Shoprite Employee Trust (SET) in SA, barely two years after the trust was established.

gunNews24 reports that the manager of Boxer Superstore in Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape, found himself at the mercy of an armed group of men during a robbery last Wednesday morning.

harmonyJonathan Goldberg, chairman of Global Business Solutions, writes that a landmark collective bargaining agreement has been reached, signalling a new era for SA’s labour landscape.

hawksTimesLIVE reports that the Hawks are confident KPMG employee Fidelis Moema, accused of stealing R16.5m of bursary funds meant for university students, will not be the only person prosecuted for the money-laundering scandal.

numsaBL Premium reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has approached the Labour Court for a declaratory order to the effect that its planned strike action at the Road Accident Fund (RAF) is legal and protected.

graduate thumb100 Mail & Guardian reports that the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has assured students that the qualifications they have obtained from Educor’s private institutions are valid.

JMPDNews24 reports that a Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer was shot and killed during a shootout with members of the SA Police Service (SAPS) outside her Dobsonville home in Gauteng on Saturday evening.

picMoneyweb reports that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has announced the permanent appointment of Batandwa Damoyi as its new chief financial officer (CFO).

Zimbabwe flagGroundUp reports that when government announced the scrapping of the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit (ZEP), permit holders were told to apply for waivers of the usual immigration requirements and to seek alternative visas if they wished to remain in SA legally.

FortHareNews24 reports that the legal representatives of 12 of the accused in the University of Fort Hare (UFH) criminal case could challenge Thursday's ruling that the Alice Magistrate's Court has jurisdiction to hear the case.

KPMGThe Citizen reports that social media platform X was abuzz on Thursday as users revisited the lavish lifestyle of KPMG employee, Fidelis Moema, after he was charged by the Hawks for allegedly diverting more than R16 million in bursary funds to his own pockets.

unisaNews24 reports that the dismissals of five members of the branch committee at Unisa of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) were confirmed following an arbitration hearing by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) that ended in February.

postoffice thumb100 Business Report writes that Minister of Communications Mondli Gungubele says the restructured SA Post Office (Sapo) will be “lean, agile and cost effective”.

southafricalogoBL Premium reports that the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has at last issued new work visa regulations that will make it easier for skilled foreigners to come and work in SA.

sabcSABC News reports that with the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) facing liquidity constraints, group CEO Nomsa Chabeli says the organisation doesn’t foresee the possibility of staff salaries being at risk.

suninternationalBL Premium reports that Sun International’s (SI’s) latest annual report reveals that despite it having taken measures to close the disparity in pay between men and women for doing the same job, the pay gap still lingers.

eskomFin24 reports that the head of security at Eskom, Karen Pillay, has been on suspension on full pay for more than nine months as the company continues to "investigate" a single contract awarded during her tenure in July 2022.

nxesiTimesLIVE reports that Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) Minister Thulas Nxesi says his department will allocate R23bn to the Unemployment Insurance (UIF) labour activation programme (LAP).

harmonyBL Premium reports that in a historic wage agreement that guarantees mining labour stability, Harmony Gold has signed a multiyear, above-inflation pay deal.

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

sapsNews24 reports that the Hawks are investigating the murder of yet another off-duty police officer who was shot dead in Delft, Cape Town, on Friday night.

ambulanceNews24 reports that Gauteng's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) welcomed 1,120 emergency care interns into the esteemed Green Angels programme on Tuesday.

medicaldoctorTimesLIVE reports that the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Health (DOH) says funding is one of the key challenges to hiring unemployed doctors in the province.

prasaGroundUp reports that about 100 people marched through Gugulethu on Wednesday, demanding that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) fully restore Metrorail’s Central Line in Cape Town.

gavel thumb100 The Citizen reports that the magistrate overseeing the University of Fort Hare (UFH) fraud and corruption case has chosen to recuse herself from the proceedings.

Tshiamiso TrustTimesLIVE reports that the Tshiamiso Trust has disbursed R1.5bn to eligible silicosis and TB claimants since it began processing claims in 2021.