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.

mycitiCape Argus reports that the MyCiTi vehicle-operating company Kidrogen is facing a “new type of threat and act of hooliganism”, namely that of its drivers being sexually assaulted by commuters.  

sahrc thumb medium90 90Cape Argus reports that the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in the Western Cape has found that discrimination against coloured applicants at the Labour Department's offices in Mitchells Plain constituted a human rights violation that must be further investigated by its national office.  

TwitterThe Star reports that a Gauteng woman has taken to Twitter to describe how bulling and intimidation at work have left her depressed and suicidal.  

gavel thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that a 17-year-old school pupil who stabbed a Northern Cape teacher to death was sentenced on Monday to 12 years' imprisonment by the Khathu High Court.  

fawuEast Coast Radio reports that the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) has been taken aback by Tongaat Hulett's announcement that it could retrench up to 5,000 workers.  

transnetlogo thumb100 BusinessLive reports that the state capture commission of inquiry heard on Monday that Transnet CEO Brian Molefe’s “relaxed demeanour” changed very quickly when a subordinate disagreed with him over the awarding of a lucrative tender.  

Stats SAView Financial Mail’s info graphic, which displays key unemployment statistics in respect of the first quarter of 2019 as reported on by Statistics SA.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 27 May 2019.

sabcSowetanLive reports that a Ligwalagwala FM presenter has been fired for apparently posting videos on social media calling for men to give money to their wives and girlfriends.  This sparked a backlash from listeners who complained she was "corrupting women into prostitution".  

telkom thumb100 Reuters reports that Telkom SA said on Monday that it had cut 12.5% of the group’s permanent jobs in the financial year to 31 March 2019 through voluntary severance packages, voluntary early retirement packages and other layoffs.  

hawksTimesLIVE reports that the Hawks on Friday arrested a 40-year-old man who had been masquerading as a Hawks investigator.  

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107TimesLIVE reports that a Gauteng metro employee working in the human resources (HR) department is in custody for allegedly defrauding job-seekers.  

angloamerican fullBusiness Report writes that the General Industrial Workers Union of SA (Giwusa), whose members were dismissed by Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) for embarking on an unprotected strike, has approached the Labour Court to have the dismissals reversed on the basis that they were unfair.  

CapeTownlogoFin24 reports that according to City of Cape Town councillor Angus McKenzie, the Democratic Alliance (DA) run metro would not be giving up its fight to have national government cede management responsibility of the Metrorail network in the city.  

eskomCity Press reports that it was third time lucky for Eskom chief executive Phakamani Hadebe, after the beleaguered parastatal finally accepted his resignation following two unsuccessful attempts to leave his post.  

employment thumb100 Post-doctoral Research Fellow Mohammad Amir Anwar notes that the SA government believes that the business processing industry is key to job creation and the sector has indeed created thousands of jobs, in particular for the country’s youth.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that a Western Cape prison warden has been arrested after allegedly taking money and drugs from a police agent in a sting operation following suspicions that he was involved in corrupt activities.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that four persons impersonating police officials were arrested in central Johannesburg while allegedly demanding bribes from foreign nationals by claiming their passports had expired.  

SANParksCity Press reports that an investigation has been launched into widespread allegations of racism and arbitrary torture of black staff in the Kruger National Park (KNP).  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 24 May 2019.

OldMutualBL Premium writes that here could yet be more turbulence ahead for Old Mutual with suspended CEO Peter Moyo signalling he will not go without a fight, not least about his exit package.  

cosatuANA reports that labour federation Cosatu in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) said on Friday that it was concerned about the inability of the state to put an end to the ongoing killing of political figures and ordinary people in the province.  

SAFABusinessLive reports that the South African women’s national team players could earn the biggest pay-day of their careers at the Fifa World Cup in France and could walk away with almost R1m each.  

earningsMoneyweb reports that as Old Mutual suspended its chief executive officer Peter Moyo on Friday, then announced it had decided to “separate” with him, shareholders stunningly rejected the remuneration of the company’s executives at its annual general meeting (AGM).  

standardbankThe Sunday Independent more job losses in the banking sector are on the cards after Standard Bank last week said it would not rule out further branch closures as more of its customers bank through digital platforms.  

pravingordanMail & Guardian reports that the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has ordered President Cyril Ramaphosa to act against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan for violating the Constitution.  

eskomThe Citizen reports on the mass dismissal of hundreds of outsourced workers at Eskom’s Kusile power station in Mpumalanga after protests threatened operations at the station.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that the United Domestic Workers of SA (Udwosa) indicated on Friday that the North Gauteng High Court had ruled that the exclusion of domestic workers from definition of ‘employee’ in the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (Coida) was unconstitutional.  

eskomMiningmx reports that the chief executive of struggling state-owned power utility Eskom, Phakamani Hadebe, said on Friday he was stepping down for health reasons.  

sapsNews24 reports that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) police are investigating a case of murder after a police officer shot and killed a colleague on Friday.