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.

handcuffsNews24 reports that four persons were arrested on Thursday – all at the same vehicle testing station in Musina, Limpopo – for fraud and corruption.  

SRWPNews24 reports that a South African workers' party was officially launched last week, with hopes to garner the votes of the working class and bag some seats in Parliament.  

Netcare911News24 reports that a man was fatally injured and another is in a critical condition after a tanker trailer they were working on at a factory exploded.  

newsTimesLIVE reports that annual statistics for top leadership placements show that South African companies are taking gender transformation to heart, with more women than men landing management and senior leadership roles for the first time in 2018.  

nedlacThe National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) last week released a research report entitled “Futures of Work in South Africa”, which had been commissioned through the council’s Development Chamber.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that a 25-year-old woman who allegedly lied about her qualification as a radiographer while working for the Eastern Cape department of health made a brief appearance in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court on Tuesday on a charge of fraud.  

VantageGoldfieldsBusiness Report writes that Flaming Silver Trading, the new owner of Lily Mine, has approached the Mpumalanga High Court in Nelspruit to compel former owners Vantage Goldfields SA to live up to the sale-of-shares agreement.  

amcu thumb medium80 81SABC News reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has refuted claims that it was involved in the killings of miners in the Free State.  

protestGroundUp reports that about 100 people with disabilities marched from King Dinuzulu Park to the Durban City Hall on Wednesday and gave the eThekwini Municipality seven days to respond to their demands.  

southafricalogoThe Department of Labour has issued a press statement to caution the public to be on alert about a new scam which makes an assertion that persons who worked between 1990 and 2019 have rights to get financial benefits.  

amcu thumb medium80 81BusinessLive reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has urgently sought to appeal a Labour Court ruling that its proposed secondary strikes at a host of other mines would be unprotected.  

santacoEWN reports that according to Santaco, the taxi fare increases in June and July will be reasonable for commuters.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Wednesday, 3 April 2019.

sapsThe Citizen reports that national police commissioner Khehla Sitole released a statement on Wednesday detailing the arrest of various police officers.  

southafricalogoEWN reports that according to Labour Registrar Advocate Lehlohonolo Molefe, infighting and poor financial controls remain the greatest threats to trade unions.  

afriforumANA reports that AfriForum on Monday successfully compelled the SA Police Service (SAPS) to send police reservists bound to the Kameeldrift police station for their annual competency training.  

petrolpumpANA reports that labour federation Cosatu on Wednesday called on the government to release its research into a possible cap on the fuel price.  

sapsTimesLIVE reports that Mpumalanga police commissioner Lt-Gen Mondli Zuma has congratulated two police officers who refused an alleged R42,000 bribe from a man they had arrested for allegedly impersonating a security officer.  

unisaMining Weekly reports that the University of SA (Unisa) Centre for Blended-learning Studies will on 12 April host a neuroscience and safety and wellbeing in the workplace masterclass.  

education90GroundUp reports that parents of learners at Tshikota Seconday School in Limpopo shut down the school on Tuesday calling for the firing of four teachers whom they accused of not teaching their children.  

dbsaANA reports that Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) chief executive Patrick Dlamini said on Tuesday that without alternative power generation capacity, unemployment would remain rampant in SA.  

numDiamond Fields Advertiser reports that a case of crimen injuria is being investigated by the Kathu police following an alleged racist incident at the Kalahari Country Club (KCC) in Kathu recently.  

gautengANA reports that Gauteng Premier David Makhura said on Tuesday that the provincial government would soon take over the running of trains from the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa).  

mantasheThe Star reports that ANC national chairperson and Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe and his wife, Nolwandle, fired one of their employees after she allowed an investigator attached to the state capture inquiry onto their Elliot, Eastern Cape, farm.  

medicaldoctorThe Citizen reports that the South African Society of Psychiatrists has warned that burnout in the medical profession is becoming a pervasive risk factor for patients and doctors, especially in state hospitals.  

nursing thumb medium90 93The Star reports that South African unions have slammed the renewed and vigorous drive from the United Kingdom to recruit thousands of nurses to boost manpower in hospitals in England.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92TimesLIVE reports that Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Tuesday ordered a principal of a primary school in Alberton, Ekurhuleni, to attend a diversity and social cohesion course for three months.  

SA TourismTimesLIVE reports that SA Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona has been placed on "precautionary suspension" after the organisation received a tip-off on its anonymous reporting line.  

gunTimesLIVE reports that a police constable is recovering "very well" in hospital after being stabbed seven times and shot twice - with his own gun - by a "woman" who turned out to be a man wearing a wig.  

healthcareTimesLIVE reports that the head of the Gauteng health department has admitted that hospitals in the province have a critical shortage of nurses and doctors.