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.

durbanSunday Tribune reports that an eThekwini metro police officer, and his two co-workers, got fired for greeting his boss with “Good morning, mlungu,” while the boss who referred to him by the k-word got a slap on the wrist.  

handshake thumb medium90 90Mining Weekly reports that Bushveld Minerals has reached an agreement with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), thereby ending a strike at Bushveld Vametco Alloys’ mine, near Brits.  

AlexanderForbesBusinessLive reports that Alexander Forbes CEO Andrew Darfoor has been fired, two years into the top job.  

healthcareEWN reports that unions in the health sector have questioned those aspects of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s stimulus package that would see funding to immediately buy beds and linen, saying a quick fix won’t solve the overcrowding at hospitals.  

newsSABC News reports that two illegal miners have died and another hospitalised after illegally mining at an unused mine outside Giyani in Limpopo.  

gautengSABC News reports that according to Gauteng Pathology Services, the strike of more than two week at the Germiston mortuary, east of Johannesburg, has ended.  

parliamentThe Citizen reports that the parliamentary manager who shot himself in his office last week laid the blame in his suicide note for his death at the door of a former ANC MP.  

newsBusinessLive reports that the cabinet has approved for public comment the publication of a draft law allowing sector-specific numerical targets to be set for employment equity.  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 21 September 2018.

southafricalogoEWN reports that the national Department of Health says there is no reason to believe the Civitas Building in Pretoria is unsafe for workers.  

newsNews24 reports that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Cape Town residents are expected to experience transport troubles on Tuesday morning.  

cosatuCity Press reports that Zingiswa Losi, newly elected president of Cosatu, advises never to take things personally in any organisation, because when they have been addressed and dealt with, “you still have to lead those who were raising the issues.”  

witsuniversitySaturday Star reports that a well-known academic, media commentator and head of a government watchdog has resigned in the wake of a series of sexual harassment allegations against him.  

prasaEWN reports that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has said that operations in the province would not resume until it was safe to do so.  

cosatuCity Press reports that the 1.6 million-strong Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) is in serious financial trouble.  

parliamentCity Press reports that former and current employees of Parliament have called on the House to be held accountable for a tragic “protest” suicide, instead of shifting the blame on to the police.  

concourtBusinessLive reports that whistle-blower turned activist Rosemary Hunter has lost her legal battle to force the pension funds’ watchdog to do more work investigating the closure of dormant pension funds.  

anglogoldashantiReuters reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) signed a three-year wage deal with AngloGold Ashanti on Friday, inking the same agreement that other unions reached with the gold producer earlier in the week.  

gavel thumb100 GroundUp reports that the Western Cape High Court has given the owners of a Sea Point security company until 2 October to defend themselves against allegations that the company failed to pay contributions to its workers' provident fund for several years.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92News24 reports that train commuters who went on the rampage in Umlazi, south of Durban, after trains arrived late on Friday morning were angry because they had not been provided with alternative transport.  

sabcNews24 reports that the next step for axed SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng in his battle to get back his job could be the Labour Court.  

psaNews24 reports that the Public Servants Association (PSA) has taken its fight with two national departments over the occupation of the Civitas Building in Pretoria to the Labour Court in Johannesburg.  

er24News24 reports that three medics were knocked down by a car while they were assisting at the scene of an earlier accident on the R546 in Mpumalanga on Saturday night.  

councilmedicalschemesBusinessLive reports that the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has proposed consolidation of all medical schemes for public servants into the Government Employees Medical Scheme (Gems) in line with government policy on National Health Insurance.  

sabcBusinessLive reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Chief Operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng has lost his bid to regain his job at the public broadcaster.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 20 September 2018.

cosatuBusinessLive reports that trade union federation Cosatu has achieved a 50-50 representation of men and women in its incoming leadership, which was nominated unopposed at its 13th national congress in Midrand this week.  

handcuffsANA reports that seven people have been arrested for possessing gold-bearing material such as gas bottles, scales, gold and platinum testers, cutting torches, plastic basins, gold burning pots, and “scandunga” in the mining town of Welkom in the Free State.  

ramaphosa2BusinessLive reports that Cabinet has adopted the stimulus package intended to ignite an economic recovery.  

labourcourtsFin24 reports that the Johannesburg Labour Court ruled on Thursday that Infinity Media Networks, which ran the Afro Worldview news channel (previously known as ANN7), must reinstate employees because they were not properly dismissed.