Today's Labour News

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Last Update: 15-12-2021

SolidarityTrade union Solidarity announced on Thursday that it had issued a court application against the Director-General of Health, the Minister of Health and the President to have sections 36 to 40 of the National Health Act declared unconstitutional.

southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that although it’s taken seven years for the government to introduce lifestyle audits for all public servants, this will begin in February 2022 in a bid to prevent and detect fraud and corruption in the public service and to ensure employees’ lifestyles are in line with their declared income.

eskomTimesLive reports that Deputy President David Mabuza has again come to the defence of Eskom’s beleaguered management. He said during a question-and-answer session in parliament on Thursday that persistent load-shedding was the only reason Eskom’s leadership was criticised.  

southafricalogoFin24 reports that briefing reporters on Thursday on the outcomes of Wednesday's Cabinet meeting, Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, said while cases of Covid-19 were rising in SA, Cabinet did not conclude that the public healthcare system was imperiled enough to warrant an immediate decision on lockdown adjustments.

Busa2Engineering News reports that Business Unity SA (Busa) has disputed a 7 December claim by Department of Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi that it has approached the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) seeking a mandatory vaccination declaratory order.