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.

Sibanye StillwaterBusiness Report writes that Sibanye-Stillwater (Sibanye) is set to undergo an organisational review that would affect its management structure.  

SanefNews24 reports that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has declined a request to meet with the SA National Editors' Forum (Sanef) to discuss threats and intimidation leveled at the media by its leader, Julius Malema.  

newsNews24 reports that police are on the hunt for the culprits who set alight three trucks at a packaging industry strike in the east of Johannesburg this week.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Mining Weekly reports that listed producer Tharisa has reached a two-year wage agreement with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) at the Tharisa platinum group metals and chrome mine, near Rustenburg.  

MantasheReuters reports that in a setback for negotiations aimed at ending a weeks-long strike at South Deep, Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe said on Monday that Gold Fields was not acting in good faith in talks with the government over planned job cuts.  

strike thumb medium85 85News24 reports that the strike over salaries and other benefits by disgruntled West Rand District Municipality workers entered its fifth week on Monday, with no end in sight.  

numEWN reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says its members at the Optimum Coal mine are not willing to return to work until their salaries have been paid.  

amcu thumb medium80 81BusinessLive writes that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) is playing a high-stakes poker game with the steely Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman over wage increases.  

Busa2Fin24 reports that Business Unity SA (Busa) has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s signing of the National Minimum Wage Bill into law and has urged businesses to put measures in place to ensure they are able to comply.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 26 November 2018.

healthcareSowetanLive reports that employees at Letaba Hospital outside Tzaneen, Limpopo, have asked for the services of the institution's security company to be terminated.  

robdaviesBusiness Report writes that employment in SA’s automotive manufacturing industry is envisaged to double to about 240,000 by 2035, vehicle production to increase from 600,000 to almost 1.4 million units, and local content to improve from 39% to 60%.  

Sibanye StillwaterTimesLive reports that Sibanye-Stillwater confirmed on Monday that attendance at its gold operations was low as a wage strike continued.  

protestTimesLive reports that protests erupted outside the Hendrina power station in Mpumalanga on Monday morning, as Optimum colliery workers demanded their salaries.  

graduate thumb100 The Star reports that according to Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor, there has been an increase of fraudulent qualifications reported to regulatory bodies over the past five years.  

joburgcitySunday Times reports that experts have sounded the alarm that illegal miners are blasting to within metres of highly flammable gas and fuel lines under Johannesburg.  

sabcSunday Times reports that SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board chairperson, Bongumusa Makhathini, has vowed to push ahead with cost-saving measures at the public broadcaster, including retrenchments.  

sapsIndependent on Saturday reports that a bleak festive season awaits a community of police and others who live in a deteriorating 17-storey block of police flats in Durban.  

ramaphosa2BusinessLive writes that President Cyril Ramaphosa caved to political pressure from labour federation Cosatu on Friday when he signed four labour bills, including the National Minimum Wage Bill.  

handcuffsANA reports that a joint operation in the Lephalale policing cluster has led to the arrest of two suspects, aged 18 and 20, in connection with the kidnapping and rape of a teacher in the area last week.  

newsBusinessLive reports that patience is wearing thin among workers and suppliers at the embattled Shiva Uranium, which has been plunged into limbo as it awaits a decision by the Companies Tribunal.  

JMPDSandton Chronicle reports that a suspect was fatally wounded in a shootout with Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officers on Saturday night on the M1 North at the Marlboro Drive onramp in Sandton.  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 23 November 2018.

newsNews24 reports that a man in his 20s died on a farm in the Vergezocht area outside Bloemfontein on Thursday while repairing a faulty security light.  

sapsNews24 reports that a reward of up to R100,000 has been offered by police for information that would help to apprehend a gang that shot and robbed a number of doctors at two Limpopo hospitals.  

numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has rejected the signing into law of the National Minimum Wage Bill by President Cyril Ramaphosa.  

neneNews24Wire reports that Treasury director-general Dondo Mogajane on Friday told the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture that when Nhlanhla Nene was removed as finance minister in 2015 nearly 150,000 jobs were lost.  

sapsNews24 reports that a Limpopo teacher who was kidnapped and gang raped – allegedly by a group including two of her former pupils – has been found dumped and tied up on the side of a road outside Mokopane.  

northwestprovinceNews24 reports that less than a week after the North West head of health (HOD) returned to office after arbitration nullified his special leave, Dr Andrew Thabo Lekalakala was placed on precautionary suspension.  

kznlogo thumb100 The Witness reported on Friday that the situation at government mortuaries in Pietermaritzburg and Durban was getting worse as a result of a go-slow on the part of workers.