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.

eskomTimeslive reports that the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has stated that the resignation of Eskom’s chief generation officer Matshela Koko was a “breath of fresh air”.  

education90ANA reports that a South African teacher, Marjorie Brown who teaches history at Roedean School, Johannesburg, was on Wednesday named a top 10 finalist for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2018.  

JMPDTimeslive reports that another Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer has been killed – the fourth in less than a month.  The officer was gunned down while confronting three armed robbers In Ivory Park on Friday night.  

DUTANA reports that the Durban University of Technology (DUT) has suspended all academic programmes until further notice after an ongoing staff strike over wages reached its fifth week.  

TegetaBusinessLive reports that the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) has dismissed its Mpumalanga regional manager, Aubrey Tshivhandekano, at the gates of the Koornfontein colliery, owned by the Gupta-linked Tegeta Resources, as he was about to issue the mine a notice for non-compliance with its mining rights.  

healthcareBusinessLive reports that, reaffirming the government’s commitment to universal healthcare, President Cyril Ramaphosa indicated in his state of the nation address (Sona) on Friday that the long-awaited National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill would be submitted to Parliament within the next few weeks.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that Eskom’s chief generation officer, Matshela Koko‚ has resigned with immediate effect.  He was implicated in awarding contracts to a company linked to his stepdaughter‚ and was facing a new disciplinary inquiry on Friday.  

IsuzuBusinessLive reports that Japan’s Isuzu Motors made its official debut in Port Elizabeth on Friday after taking over General Motors SA’s (GMSA) facilities around the country and 1,000 of its employees.  

ramaphosa2BusinessLive reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in his state of the nation address (Sona) on Friday that a jobs summit would be held within the next few months to harness the energies of business, labour and government behind a major job creation initiative.  

DUTDaily News reports that with a staff strike at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) raging for more than five weeks, students are angry that lectures have not started.  

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of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 15 February 2018.

prasaGroundUp reports that Members of Parliament (MPs) expressed annoyance on Tuesday with the failure of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) to offer solutions to Cape Town’s rail crisis.  

nhlsBusinessLive reports that almost a year after the board of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) suspended its top executives for alleged corruption and maladministration, it has only just begun getting its teeth into the meat of the disciplinary action it brought against them.  

newsBusinessLive reports that Exclusive Books CEO Benjamin Trisk says he plans to defend his "name and reputation", following his suspension by the board pending the outcome of a disciplinary inquiry.  

gautengThe New Age reports that there is growing concern about the number of traffic officers who have been killed or injured in the line of duty in Gauteng.  

amnestyinternationalTimeslive reports that rights group Amnesty International has called on the new South African administration to demonstrate greater respect for justice.  

Solidarity2Mining Weekly reports that trade Union Solidarity on Wednesday disclosed the contents of documents it has submitted as part of a court case to have the third iteration of the Mining Charter set aside.  

strike thumb medium85 85Sowetan reports that some parents in Eldorado Park were forced to step up to the chalk board on Wednesday after the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) withdrew its members from 29 schools in the area.  

joburgcityThe Star reports that the City of Johannesburg is offering a R100,000 reward to anyone with substantive information regarding the deadly shooting of an a Joburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer.  

capetown thumb100 ANA reports that Cape Town’s Brett Herron said on Wednesday that the latest statistics on vandalism of the city’s MyCiTi and Golden Arrow bus services and of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) Metrorail service indicated that public transport faced an onslaught.  

SaftuNews24 reports that the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) on Thursday morning welcomed the resignation of former President Jacob Zuma, saying it was long overdue.  

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107News24 reports that according to the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD), a 50 year-old metro police constable was shot and killed during a business robbery on Wednesday.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Wednesday, 14 February 2018.

Solidarity2Mail & Guardian reports that with the court process between the Chamber of Mines of SA (COM) and Minister of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane, set to be heard next week, Solidarity on Wednesday disclosed the court papers it has filed to have the latest iteration of the Charter set aside and abolished.  

JMPDANA reports that the Johannesburg metro police officer who was shot in the head by hjackers in Booysens has passed away at the Milpark Hospital.  

concourtBusinessLive reports that the Constitutional Court hearing on former deputy pension funds registrar Rosemary Hunter’s battle for a review of the Financial Services Board’s (FSB’s) dormant retirement-fund cancellations project concluded on Tuesday.  

sabcBusiness Report writes that the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) confirmed on Tuesday that it had issued summons against the former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operations officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, for more than R21m owed to the public broadcaster.  

solplaatjieuniversitySABC News reports that members of the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) at Sol Plaatje University in Kimberley have reached a settlement with the higher learning institution after being on strike for three weeks.  

healthcareBusinessLive reports that the Eastern Cape provincial health department has set aside R300m to fill more than 1‚800 critical posts.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Cape Argus reports that the United National Transport Union (UNTU) has welcomed the announcement by the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) that operations on Cape Town’s busiest rail route - the central line - would be restored next week.