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.

numThe Citizen reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says police had ample warning of the petrol bomb attack on a bus that led to the death of several mine workers in Limpopo this week.  

SteinhoffBusinessLive reports that Steinhoff supervisory board member Johan van Zyl has come out in defence of proposals for himself, Steve Booysen and chairwoman Heather Sonn to be paid up to €200,000 (about R3.2m) extra for their work since the global retailer’s December’s meltdown.  

gavel thumb100 BusinessLive reports that the High Court in Johannesburg has yet to quantify the amount of money payable to a former Imperial Holdings manager after it found she was racially discriminated against.  

CGEThe Citizen reports that the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has called for immediate action against sexual harassment in the workplace, in the light of sexual harassment allegations against a former head of forensics at accounting firm Grant Thornton Johannesburg.  

IDCBusinessLive reports that the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) apparently wants the business-rescue practitioners assigned to Gupta-owned companies replaced with its own communication personnel.  

armBusinessLive reports that African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) and Anglo American Platinum bosses held urgent talks with unions and stakeholders on Tuesday in an attempt to establish the motive behind the killing of six Modikwa platinum mine workers.  

durbanBusiness Report writes that Durban Mayor Zandile Gumede has officially launched the Youth Employability Indaba and KZN Career Expo, which will take place from 24 to 26 May at the Durban Exhibition Centre.  

armReuters reports that the Modikwa platinum mine has halted production after six workers en route to the operation were burnt to death in a petrol bomb attack on a bus, a spokeswoman for African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) said on Tuesday.  

NedbankBusiness Report writes that Nedbank CEO, Mike Brown received a salary of R38 million last year, according to the bank’s integrated financial report for 2017.  

navyTimeslive reports that military police are investigating a charge of assault against the navy’s head of maritime strategy‚ David Mkhonto‚ who allegedly attacked one of his subordinates in his Simon’s Town office last year.  

protestThe Citizen reports that Minister of Transport Blade Nzimande has condemned the action of protesters who blocked the Mooi River Toll Plaza on the N3 freeway on Monday.  

earningsMoneyweb reports that Barclays Africa Group executives have been granted restricted share awards (RSAs) to the value of R156m “to retain skills critical during the separation [from Barclays Plc] and beyond”.  

ImperialBusinessLive reports that newly appointed Eskom board member and Imperial Holdings CEO Mark Lamberti says he "deeply regrets" that he upset a senior black female staff member by calling her a "female employment equity" appointment in front of other managers.  

eskomBloomberg reports that after a decade of unprecedented growth in staff numbers, cash-strapped Eskom is finally tackling the controversial issue of its headcount.  

earningsBusinessLive reports that the Department of Labour (DOL) is insisting on phasing out sectoral determinations over three years despite strong opposition during public hearings on proposed amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA).  

ParktownBoysNews24 reports that the Gauteng education department has said it would make sure that a Parktown Boys' High School teacher was held accountable for an alleged racist rant.  

SaftuBusinessLive writes that the SA Federation of Trade Unions’ (Saftu’s) application to be admitted to the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) will likely be rejected by the statutory body’s labour constituency.  

numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Tuesday it was deeply shocked and saddened after six workers died and several were seriously injured when a petrol bomb was thrown at a bus transporting them to work at Modikwa Platinum Mine in Limpopo.  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see summaries of our
selection of South African labour-related stories
that appeared since Thursday, 29 March 2018.

graduate thumb100 Lefatshe Moagi, lecturer in the department of political sciences at the University of SA, writes that at a recent Dreaming Feminist Futures conference hosted by the African Gender Institute at UCT, women spoke out about abuse within higher learning institutions.  

VantageGoldfieldsCity Press reports that a local minerals and investments company has signed a R190m loan with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to acquire a 74% stake in the cash-strapped Vantage Goldfields SA to reopen two Mpumalanga mines.  

amcu thumb medium80 81ANA reports that the Brits Magistrate's Court heard on Thursday that Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa protected members implicated in corruption.  

newsEWN reports that the Department of Education says it is satisfied with the resignation of an alleged racist teacher at Parktown Boys High School in Johannesburg.  

gavel thumb100 Saturday Star reports that two of the men responsible for the 2015 shooting on the N3 highway that claimed the lives of two police officers are set to spend the rest of their lives in prison.  

southafricalogoEWN reports that two employees from the Department of Justice have been suspended for referring to a black co-worker as a monkey and a baboon on social media.  

sahrc thumb medium90 90The Star reports that Human Rights Commissioner and former ANC Western Cape chairperson Chris Nissen last week slammed the Extension of Security of Tenure Act (Esta).  

GrantThorntonTimeslive reports that business consulting firm Grant Thornton Johannesburg announced on Friday that it had cut all ties with a former director accused of making sexual advances towards a female employee.  He allegedly also touched her inappropriately at the workplace.  

SteinhoffBusiness Report writes that Parliament on Wednesday called on global retailer Steinhoff to block any bonuses to its executives.  

vavi1Timeslive reports that confusion over the difference between a percentage increase and a percentage point increase was shown in some of the responses Zwelinzima Vavi received when he tweeted that everything would go up from Sunday due to a 7% increase in VAT.  

pscThe Star reports that the Public Service Commission (PSC) has urged the government to urgently fill critical posts in various departments.