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.

education blackboard thumb medium80 92The Mercury reports that teacher unions are claiming a major victory after the Department of Basic Education agreed to demands to write the “objectionable” Annual National Assessment (ANA) exams only every three years.  

sabcEWN reports that the Labour Court has given the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) until Tuesday next week to rewrite and submit new affidavits that indicate who was responsible for the decision to dismiss eight SABC journalists.  

sibanyeReuters reports that Sibanye Gold has cleared the final regulatory hurdle for its $330 million acquisition of Anglo American Platinum's (Amplats’) Rustenburg mines.  

ShopriteBusinessLive reports that black-owned and managed stockbroking firm Legae Securities wants Shoprite shareholders to vote against 10 of the 21 resolutions at the AGM on 31 October.  

witsuniversityGroundUp reports that on Tuesday about 50 to 60 academic and administrative staff protested outside Wits University’s Great Hall to raise concerns about the heavy police presence on campus.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Ridge Times reported on Tuesday that members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) were protesting in Trichardt.  

Stats SABusinesLive reports that consumer inflation accelerated in September, rising back above the 6% upper limit that the Reserve Bank targets when setting interest rates.  

easterncape thumb100 DispatchLive reports that “hundreds” of Eastern Cape provincial traffic officers across six districts are owed more than R9.2-million for overtime worked.  As a result they have stopped working overtime until they receive the money owed to them.  

pnpBusiness Report writes that Pick n Pay Stores created more than 2,000 new jobs in the first half of its financial year and opened 74 new stores as part of plans to grow its market share.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 18 October 2016

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
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newsTMG Digital reports that taxi drivers have on Tuesday blocked streets in Johannesburg leading to the Premier’s office‚ the department of safety and the department of transport.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90City Press reports that Lonmin CE Ben Magara weighed in on the #FeesMustFall protests sweeping SA universities during a recent forum hosted by the Gordon Institute of Business Science.  

FronemanBusinessLive reports that according to Neal Froneman, CEO of Sibanye Gold and vice-president of the Chamber of Mines, the establishment of a process such as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is needed to build trust in the fractured mining industry.  

ambulanceTMG Digital reports that on Tuesday morning two ER24 paramedics were robbed of their cell phones and cash at Howick Falls in KwaZulu-Natal.  

amcu thumb medium80 81On Friday, Mineweb reported that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) was due to hold a meeting on Saturday, 15 October 2016 in Rustenburg to present the details to members of a possible wage deal with platinum producers.  

education90The Mercury reports that for almost a year, more than 500 teachers in KwaZulu-Natal have not received their salaries, with the provincial education department blaming the problem on the #FeesMustFall campaign.  

santacoEngineering News reports that the SA National Taxi Council’s (Santaco’s) commercial arm TaxiChoice on Monday unveiled its new cashless e-ticketing system for minibus taxis on Monday.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that six men accused of killing two policemen in separate incidents in North West appeared briefly in the Brits Regional Court on Monday.  

phiyegaTimesLive reports that suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega has expressed frustration with the pace of the board inquiry probing her fitness to hold office.  

ManpowerGroupBusinessLive reports the Manpower Group’s annual Talent Shortage Survey indicates that employers are scrambling to hire electricians, carpenters and bricklayers, as well as managers and executives.  

newsEWN reports that Tshwane Metro Police (TMPD) reported on Tuesday morning that taxi drivers in Atteridgeville were blocking roads leading into and out of the township, east of Pretoria.  

ZululandUniversityBusinessLive reports that marathon talks to end the 10-week-long strike by the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) at the University of Zululand (Unizulu) have so far failed.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 17 October 2016

news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 14 October 2016.

parliamentBusiness Report writes that proposed new legislation would offer 10 days of parental leave as well as new leave provisions for parents who adopt or have children through surrogates.  

numEWN reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says it will meet with management of Gold One’s Modder East Operations on Tuesday, to discuss the demands of some of its members who had been staging an underground sit-in.  

education90GroundUp reports that on Thursday morning a group of learners from the Bulumko and Joe Slovo Senior Secondary Schools in Khayelitsha, and members of the SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu), entered Injongo Primary School to stop the systemic tests which learners were writing.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that three men have each been sentenced in the Mthatha High Court to two life imprisonment terms for the 2011 murders of two Eastern Cape police constables.  

nedlacBusiness Report writes that the government has missed its deadline to submit its social security plan to the National Economic, Development and Labour Council (Nedlac).