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.

handshake thumb medium90 90BusinessLive reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has hailed as a minor victory the agreement that ended its crippling strike in Tshwane on Thursday.  

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of our selection of South African labour-
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Thursday, 1 August 2019.

tshwane thumb100 Pretoria News reports that Tshwane has made an about-turn on the fate of outgoing city manager Dr Moeketsi Mosola, who was due to vacate his office on Wednesday.  

psaEngineering News reports that the Public Servants Association (PSA) has condemned the appointment of Eskom chairperson Jabu Mabuza as the power utility's acting chief executive, saying it expected that the entire board and senior management of Eskom to be replaced after it posted disastrous financial results on Tuesday.  

SolidarityEWN reports that trade union Solidarity has threatened legal action against state-owned entities (SOEs) which fail to act against former executives who were involved in fraud and mismanagement.  

tshwane thumb100 Pretoria News reports that according to the City of Tshwane, personnel at its customer care centres have left their workstations due to ongoing intimidation from striking workers.  

numBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) plans to urge Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan to fast-track the sale of the Gupta-linked Optimum and Koornfontein mines.  

newsSowetan writes that the capital city is on fire, but its mayor is in China, and won’t be cutting his trip short.  

FidelityTimesLIVE reports that a security guard was shot dead and another injured during a foiled cash-in-transit robbery in Hibberdene, on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, on Thursday.  

SolidarityEngineering News reports that trade union Solidarity said on Thursday that SA’s official unemployment numbers as announced this week by Statistics SA, although alarming, nonetheless painted a rosier picture than the reality many people experienced.  

daBusinessLive reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) is demanding answers after the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) spent millions of taxpayers' money to send a large delegation to a 12-day International Labour Organisation (ILO) conference in Geneva, Switzerland, in June.  

SARSBusinessLive reports that the SA Revenue Service (Sars) has suspended three executives who were among controversial former commissioner Tom Moyane’s close allies.  

chickensBusinessLive reports that according to Fairplay the latest unemployment statistics should act as a spur to government to protect the chicken industry against unfair trade which has already cost thousands of jobs.  

OldMutualBL Premium reports that confusion reigned on Wednesday about whether Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo should return to work or not, with the company saying he had to stay at home while it appealed the court judgment that reinstated him.  

MultiChoiceBusinessLive reports that in the face of declining premium subscribers in SA and retrenchments at the company, the four top executives at pay-TV provider MultiChoice earned a total of R54.5m in salaries.  

artisansBusinessLive reports that the Department of Higher Education has begun the lengthy process of compiling a new list of critical skills that will be used to determine whether a foreigner may apply for a visa to live and work in SA.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Wednesday, 31 July 2019.

newsEWN reports that the lawyer representing Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo said the fact that the insurer was appealing his reinstatement did not mean that Moyo could not continue to work.  

ramaphosa2BusinessLive writes that President Cyril Ramaphosa has been dealt another blow as SA’s unemployment rate climbed to an 11-year high, nearing the 30% mark.  Reducing the unemployment rate and putting the economy on a robust growth path are at the top of the priority list in Ramaphosa’s reform drive.  

picBusinessLive reports that the number of issues coming up at the inquiry into governance at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) have once again prompted President Cyril Ramaphosa to extend the deadline for the submission of the final report.  

OldMutualBL Premium reports that analysts say that Peter Moyo’s reinstatement as Old Mutual CEO and his legal challenge to have the insurer’s board of directors – including chair Trevor Manuel – declared delinquent could wreak havoc on its share price.  

tshwane thumb100 ANA reports that after what started off as a peaceful early morning following two days of unrest, disgruntled SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) members again took to the streets of the Tshwane central business district on Wednesday, blockading roads and upending trash bins to press for higher wages.  

DenelTimesLIVE reports that state-owned arms manufacturer Denel says it is pursuing civil and criminal action against former executives following several forensic investigations into alleged fraud and misappropriation of money.  

OldMutualBloomberg reports that Old Mutual will appeal a court ruling that the insurer must reinstate its fired chief executive officer, thus preventing Peter Moyo from reporting for duty on Wednesday as he had planned to do.  

tshwane thumb100 News24 reports that Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Lebogang Maile is demanding answers about the alleged R7m golden handshake set to be paid to outgoing City of Tshwane municipal manager Dr Moeketsi Mosola.  

newsTimesLIVE reports that cramped rooms, dirty toilets and showers, low salaries and a lack of "job appreciation" were among a multitude of concerns horse grooms raised at the Randjiesfontein racecourse in Midrand during a site inspection by the department of labour on Tuesday.  

ambulanceTimesLIVE reports that a paramedic and a patient died when an ambulance collided with a truck on the N3 near Cedara, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), on Tuesday.  

OldMutualMoneyweb reports that Peter Moyo has won his legal battle against Old Mutual to be reinstated as the life insurer’s CEO.  

ancBusinessLive reports that the ANC in the greater Tshwane region has thrown its weight behind the crippling strike action by SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) members in Pretoria.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan on Tuesday appointed former treasury accountant-general Freeman Nomvalo as chief restructuring officer (CRO) of Eskom.