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 81ANA reports that a member of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction (Amcu) was shot dead at Impala Platinum and another wounded at Lonmin in Marikana near Rustenburg on Tuesday, the union said.  

gavel thumb100 SABC News reports that the murder case of slain Eskom employee Thembisile Yende has been postponed to 15 November for further investigations.  

SolidarityBusiness Report writes that Solidarity has won an appeal made to the Human Rights Commission (HRC) about SA Airways (SAA) excluding white males from their cadet programme.  

newsBusinessLive reports that Vuyo Mafata, commissioner of the Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund, maintains that the fund is "turning the corner and service delivery has improved immensely".  

petradiamondsMiningmx reports that production at Petra Diamonds’ Finsch mine and its Kimberley Ekapa Mining Joint Venture in the Northern Cape has been interrupted by labour disruptions that might be related to wage negotiations.  

southafricalogoNews24 reports that Home Affairs Director-General, Mkuseli Apleni, will be challenging his suspension by Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize, his lawyer said on Monday.  

protestBusinessLive reports that mineworkers employed by Gupta-owned mines in Mpumalanga and the North West were due on Tuesday morning to march on banks in various towns to protest the closure of company bank accounts.  

hpcsaBusinessLive reports that a rise in bogus health practitioners has forced the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) and medical schemes to strengthen their forensics units to curb fraud.  

bladenzimandeBusinessLive reports that the review of the National Certificate Vocational (NCV), which could result in the qualification being overhauled, is due to be completed by the end of 2017, after a process starting in 2010.  

implatsheadgear smlBusinessLive reports that according to the mine health and safety inspectorate’s 2016-17 annual report tabled in Parliament on Monday, there has been no improvement in mine fatality rates from 2014 to 2016.  

psaBDLive reports on proceedings at the annual general meeting on Monday of the Public Service Association (PSA), where former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas was a speaker.  

CapeTownlogoEWN reports that a fire truck came under attack in Nyanga on Monday night.  Cape Town fire and rescue services said the tanker was stoned while returning from an incident.  

ancANA reports that the SA Communist Party (SACP) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Monday expressed concern over the state of the African National Congress (ANC)-led alliance, saying divisions have intensified.  

protestGroundUp reports that after hours of strike action by taxi drivers and incidents of violence across Cape Town on Monday, the protest action was called off for a period of mediation.  

implatsBusinessLive reports that Impala Platinum (Impala) could lay off up to 2,500 of its 31,000-strong workforce at its Rustenburg mining operations to cope with low metal prices and declining production.  

newsEWN reports that the taxi strike in Cape Town on Monday turned violent, with a MyCiTi bus torched on the N2 highway.  The N2 incoming was accordingly closed at the R300 and motorists were asked to take caution when approaching that area.  

saa thumb medium95 76BusinessLive reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has demanded that South African Airways Technical (SAAT) should begin legal proceedings to recover about R5m from its senior executives.  

psaNetwerk24 reports that thousands of state officials could bear the consequences of a salary dispute between the State Information Technology Agency (Sita) and the Public Servants Association (PSA).  

eskomAccording to a News24 report, David Ngwenya was due to appear in the Springs Magistrate’s Court on Monday in connection with the murder of Eskom employee Thembisile Yende.  

capetown thumb100 TimesLive reports that a minibus taxi strike turned ugly in Cape Town on Monday‚ forcing commuters to change their travel plans.  Usually busy taxi routes were deserted.  

santacoSowetanLive reports that the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) says it will not be supporting a planned taxi strike in Tshwane.  Reports said the strike was due to last a week.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 15 September to Sunday, 17 September 2017.

saa thumb medium95 76Fin24 reports that the decision of SA Airways (SAA) to implement a turnaround strategy that involves cutting flights has come under fire from the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa).  

gautengTimesLive reports that Gauteng Premier David Makhura has announced the formation of a special task force to stop the violence between metered taxi drivers and Uber operators in the province.  

exxaroSABC News reports that diversified miner Exxaro has tabled a new offer in respect of its employees at the Grootegeluk coal mine, in Lephalale and the Leeuwpan coal mine, in Delmas Mpumalanga, in a bid to end a strike over a salary increase.  

gautengSunday Independent reports that all Gauteng health workers will be paid on time despite the sheriff of the court’s warrant of execution to attach 14 departmental bank accounts.  

boardroomtableEngineering News reports on a panel discussion at last week’s 2017 Metals and Engineering Indaba on the topic of centralised collective bargaining in the metals and engineering industries sector.  

strike thumb medium85 85EWN reports that Western Cape commuters have been warned to make alternative means of transport as all taxi groups across the province are expected to go on strike on Monday morning.  

gavel thumb100 Personal Finance reports that employees whose income is “garnisheed” to pay off their debts will be able to breathe easier thanks to new legislation that was assented to recently.  

handcuffsA 38-year-old male, Presby Linda Nyamakazi, was arrested earlier this month and appeared in Brakpan Magistrate Court on Monday for impersonating a labour inspector and extorting money in the Brakpan businesses area.