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.

amcu thumb medium80 81Business Report writes that Paul O’ Sullivan, one of SA’s top forensic investigators, is ready to get to the bottom of the rising number of assassinations of mineworkers in the platinum belt, after being approached by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).  

implatsBusiness Report writes that platinum producer Impala Platinum (Implats) held out an olive branch to shareholders following a revolt over its remuneration policy last week.  

gigaba2Business Report writes that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has called on retirement funds to strictly obey rules laid down by the pension funds regulator.  

southafricalogoThe Citizen reports that the head of immigration at Immigration & Business Solutions, Sue-Allan Mehl, says that, judged from the so-called Gupta e-mails, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) barely understands its own paperwork, issuing visitors visas for people coming to work here and work visas for people in one capacity who were ultimately employed in another.  

newsNews24 reports that the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has warned the public to beware of robbers claiming to be Home Affairs officials.  

implatsheadgear smlCity Press reports that tension is brewing between various ethnic groups in North West mine-hosting communities over jobs and other economic opportunities.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85The New Age reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) on Sunday welcomed the axing of Eskom disciplinary hearing evidence leader Sebetja Matsaung after his altercation with Financial Mail deputy editor Sikonathi Mantshantsha.  

nehawu80ANA reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) on Monday demanded that President Jacob Zuma “immediately” release the fees commission report on the feasibility of free higher education.  

gautengThe Star reports that as the Gauteng Department of Education set about implementing stringent measures to vet school safety patrollers, the police arrested a bus driver for allegedly sexually assaulting a pupil.  

southafricalogoThe Citizen writes that the Gupta family’s capture of the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) may have kept scores of South Africans out of jobs.  

pfaBusiness Report writes that the Pension Funds Adjudicator’s (PFA’s) annual report has indicated a 22.41% reduction in new complaints for the 2016/17 financial year.  

gunCity Press writes that recently murdered mineworker Tholakele Dlunga may have paid with his life for being suspected of planning to implicate his co-accused in multiple murders seen during the violent Lonmin strike in 2012.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 20 October to Sunday, 22 October 2017.

sapsANA reports that North West police said on Friday that no arrests have been made in connection with the recent spate of killings in Marikana near Rustenburg.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Moneyweb reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has hired seasoned private investigator Paul O’Sullivan to get to the bottom of the recent spate of murders on the platinum belt that has seen nine Amcu members lose their lives in the space of a few months.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that a 44-year old school bus driver has been arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 13-year-old pupil at a Gauteng primary school.  

eskomNews24 reports that Eskom has terminated the services of its evidence leader, Sebetja Matsaung, in the disciplinary hearing of suspended Eskom executive Matshela Koko.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92SABC News reports that Cape Town rail commuters marched on the offices of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) demanding better services.  

popcruFin24 reports that the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) on Friday said it was "taken aback" by the Hawks' decision to cooperate with the FBI's investigation into the Gupta family.  

mildredoliphantANA reports that Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has warned construction companies to comply with labour laws or face being shut down.  

protestDaily News writes that eThekwini Revenue Management Services (RMS) employees are unable to explain the huge municipal bills to enquiring ratepayers, which led to them picketing recently at the revenue services unit demanding to be addressed by management.  

durbanIndependent on Saturday reports that thousands of young adults hoping to become eThekwini metro police descended on Pinetown’s Lahee Park on Friday as the unit looked to fill vacancies for the first time in a decade.  

labourcourtsBusinessTech writes that where employees possess information that would enable an employer to identify wrongdoers and those employees fail to come forward, they are guilty of “derivative misconduct”.  

CCMACity Press Business reports that labour disputes are still rising unabated, with the caseload of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) reaching yet another all-time high in the 2016/17 financial year.  

MTVCity Press reports about a patently racist ad for a senior TV editor, placed by recruitment agency Kandhi Consulting on behalf of M-Net.  

gautengEWN reports that a public meeting was expected to be held on Sunday for all scholar patrolmen in Gauteng following a string of sexual assault cases at various schools.  

fawuBizCommunity reported on Friday that Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) members at Coca-Cola Beverages SA (CCBSA) operations in five provinces were pushing ahead with a protected strike that commenced on 12 October.  

anglogoldashantiNews24 reports that the body of a miner who was trapped in AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng mine in Carletonville has been recovered, bringing the number of dead miners at the mine to two.  

joburgcityThe Star reports that a jobs and tender for pals scandal has rocked the City of Johannesburg’s finance department, casting a dark cloud over the Democratic Alliance (DA) administration's clean governance undertaking.  

picBusinessLive reports that SA’s main labour federations and trade unions have agreed on a number of measures to safeguard funds managed by the Public Investment Corporation (PIC).