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.

newsIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 23 September 2016.

sabcBDLive reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC’s) former chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, who was reportedly paid an R11.4m bonus last week, will likely face yet more court action.  

ramaphosa2Reuters reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) wants Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma as ANC leader.  

employment thumb100 BDLive reports that the Treasury has proposed a two-year extension of the employment tax incentive (ETI) and a five-year extension of the learnership tax incentive.  Both of which, it says, have yielded positive results.  

numEWN reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has called on the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to intensify the fight against illegal mining in the country.  

protestTimesLive reports that university academics will take to the streets to support students in their quest for free education.  

angloamerican fullReuters reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Monday that the union was sticking to its 20% wage increase demand at Anglo American Platinum (Amplats).  

sabceNCA reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has dismissed as rumours reports that Hlaudi Motsoeneng has received millions in bonuses and a new appointment.  

pnp thumb100 City Press reports that the introduction of six self-service checkout counters at a Pick n Pay branch in Observatory, Cape Town, has raised fears of a future nationwide roll-out of the kiosks and thousands of cashiers potentially becoming redundant.  

nactulogoFin24 reports that, although expelled from Cosatu, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) will still have an input to forums such as Nedlac where labour is represented by three trade union federations.  

parliamentCity Press reports that fathers are moving closer to getting 10 days’ paid leave to bond with their newborn babies or adopted children.  This will be a marked improvement on the three days of family responsibility leave they are currently allowed.  

acsaBusiness Report writes that the Airports Company SA (Acsa) says it plans to create 50,000 jobs in the next nine years as part of a new corporate strategy to grow the airport management company.  

samalogo thumb medium85 87TimesLive reports that thousands of doctors will from this week wear armbands to indicate how long a shift they have worked.  This, the South African Medical Association (SAMA) says, will put the spotlight on the dangers of making doctors work excessively long hours.  

ambulanceNews24 reports that a Pietermaritzburg paramedic was stabbed and assaulted while trying to assist the injured at a motor vehicle accident scene on Saturday night.  

numsaBDLive reports that unions and employers in the retail motor sector are expected to meet this week to discuss a revised wage offer that could avert a strike at fuel pumps and some vehicle component manufacturers.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 24 September and Sunday, 25 September 2016

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 23 September 2016

news shutterstockIn our Friday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 22 September 2016.

sabcBDLive reports that the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) has vowed to challenge any decision to keep Hlaudi Motsoeneng at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).  

harmonyMining Weekly reports that an employee was fatally injured early on Friday morning in a rail-bound equipment accident at Harmony Gold’s Phakisa mine, in the Free State.  

saa thumb medium95 76TMG Digital reports that pilots reportedly get five-star accommodation and generous travel benefits‚ at a cost of R697m a year for ailing South African Airways.  

BevSAFin24 reports that the proposed 20% tax on sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) could possibly generate only R4.4bn of the R7.5bn that was estimated, research by Oxford Economics revealed.  

newsBDLive reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng upset mourners when he took to the podium at kwaito star Mandoza’s funeral to push his own agenda and lambast his critics.  

employment thumb100 Financial Mail writes about the plan that business has backed to place 1m young people in paid one-year internships over the next three years.  

assmangANA reports that Black Rock Mine on Wednesday said it was investigating an internal complaint of sexual harassment involving a manager and a female employee.  

RobertsonWineryeNCA reports that workers at Robertson Winery have vowed to continue striking, despite losing this month's salaries.  Four weeks ago they downed tools, demanding a 150% wage increase.  

presidencyTimesLive reports that the Presidency on Friday commented on the controversy surrounding the continued employment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) by saying it “noted and respects the judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA)”.  

natu thumb medium80 91ANA reports that the National Teachers’ Union (Natu) on Thursday called on government to fast-track free tertiary education because “the country is burning”.  

Mineweb reports that according to prominent mining lawyer Warren Beech, trying to police and discourage illegal miners (zama zamas) is extremely hard to do.  

newsThe Citizen reports that a chemical explosion erupted at AGChem, a chemical plant in Waltloo, Pretoria, on Thursday.  According to reports, big clouds of yellow smoke were coming from the plant.