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.

MineralsCouncilSABL Premium reports that Minerals Council SA (MCSA) officials said on Wednesday that ailing municipalities were leaning heavily on mining companies for infrastructure projects, diverting spending away from investments and fuelling strife around mines.  

saa thumb medium95 76BL Premium reports that South African Airways (SAA) will get R2bn in cash from the Treasury and another R2bn loan guarantee to raise finance from commercial banks to facilitate its business rescue process.  

SolidarityNews24 reports that trade union Solidarity says that although Black First Land First (BLF) leaders have been saved from punishment in the Equality Court over remarks made about the Hoërskool Driehoek tragedy, the court's judgment has laid the foundation for a criminal case.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85Business Report writes that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) on Wednesday officially parted ways with its long serving general secretary Dennis George through a settlement in which he would get no compensation.  

saa thumb medium95 76BL Premium reports that the government announced on Wednesday that South African Airways (SAA) was to be placed in business rescue.  

OldMutualBL Premium reports that Old Mutual and its former CEO Peter Moyo were back in court on Wednesday, with the insurer reiterating that it had no trust in Moyo, which meant that a court ruling that he be reinstated was “impossible” to implement and therefore should be overturned.  

CricketSATimesLIVE reports that the SA Cricketers’ Association (Saca) will meet on Friday with the possibility of all the players going on strike high on the agenda.  

sabcSowetanLIVE reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has shifted the blame over salary woes for Muvhango cast and crew to producers of the multilingual soapie Word of Mouth Productions.  

RichardsBayMineralsMining Weekly reports that diversified miner Rio Tinto has announced the curtailing of operations at Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) to ensure the safety and security of its employees due to an escalation in violence in the communities surrounding the operations.  

MineralsCouncilSAMining Weekly reports that the Minerals Council SA (previously called the Chamber of Mines) has launched its social and labor plan (SLP) portal where members can post their SLP documentation so it can be easily accessed by interested parties.  

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that a former police clerk, who was sentenced to five years in prison for corruption, denied taking a bribe, despite video evidence of the incident.  

CGENews24 reports that the parliamentary portfolio committee on women, youth and persons with disabilities has urged the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) to monitor the findings made against a teacher at Bishops Diocesan School who was found to have engaged in sexual misconduct with at least five pupils.  

nxesiFin24 reports that following a landmark court ruling, amendments to the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (Coida), which will incorporate domestic workers under Coida, will be presented to Parliament soon.  

sadtu90BusinessLive reports that the two largest unions at SA Airways (SAA) said on Monday that minister of public enterprises Pravin Gordhan’s attempt to attribute the carrier’s deepening financial crisis to their week-long strike was an opportunistic attempt to deflect attention from management and board failures.  

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of our selection of South African labour-
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Tuesday, 3 December 2019.

saceCape Times reports that police are not investigating sexual abuse allegations against former Bishops Diocesan College teacher Fiona Viotti, despite the school’s independent investigation having found that she sexually engaged with at least five pupils.  

medicaldoctorThe Star reports that an astonishing 43 bogus doctors were discovered this year alone to have been illegally practising in SA.  

southafricalogoBusiness Report writes that Deputy Finance Minister David Masondo said on Monday that the government was planning to freeze wages across its operations to curb its escalating expenditure.  

sandf thumb medium90 89Cape Argus reports that Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has set up an external task team to probe allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF).  She motivated this by saying she could not trust the military to investigate itself.  

sahrc thumb medium90 90News24 reports that the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in Limpopo is investigating staff in the Limpopo premier's office following allegations of religious discrimination.  

ancIndependent News reports that former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede has dismissed reports that she wants to come back as mayor after the 2021 local government elections.  

CapeTownlogoCape Times reports that firefighters trying to extinguish a blaze in Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain, on Sunday night were met by a hostile crowd, which allegedly verbally abused and intimidated them.  

MenarMining Weekly reports that according to Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu, his company’s planned R7-billion investments in coal projects between now and 2022 will create 5,600 jobs, thus contributing to the needs of a range of job-short areas.  

newsPretoria News reports that the security officers at industrial parks in Ga-Rankuwa and Hammanskraal who downed tools last month have resumed work after receiving some of their payments.  

healthcareNews24 reports that the former Bishops Diocesan College teacher accused of sexual misconduct is still under medical care, her lawyer said after the school released a statement on Monday on the findings of its investigation.  

parliamentBusinessLive reports that Parliament’s portfolio committee on health will only consider how to manage the vast volume of written submissions it has received in response to the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill in February.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 2 December 2019.

sapsSowetanLive reports that a cleaner has accused a senior policeman of raping her four times since 2017.  The 41-year-old woman from Daveyton on the East Rand opened a case of rape last week at the Benoni police station.  

newsSunday Independent reports that revelations that Capricorn TVET College student Precious Ramabulana’s killer gained access to her room through a window with a dysfunctional lock to the room she was renting in a Limpopo village has once again cast the spotlight on accommodation for students at institutions of higher learning in rural areas.  

sapsPretoria News reports that the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, has advised that SA police officers will not be taking annual leave this festive season as robust plans were in motion to curb expected crimes.