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.

comAs the court challenge to the third Mining Charter begins, Robert Krause, researcher at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies at Wits University, writes that mining companies have done to communities what they accuse government of doing to them, namely drowning out their voices.  

employment thumb100 Cape Times reports that the construction of the groundbreaking Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project has created a total of 7,284 direct and indirect jobs.  

cosatuNews24 reports that labour federation Cosatu said on Monday that it would reject the proposed ring-fencing of R50bn from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges.  

healthcareBusinessLive writes that National Health Insurance (NHI) was not feasible without sustained economic growth and it required so much money there would have to be trade-offs with other spending plans such as expanding access to tertiary education.  

BCCEIEngineering News reports that to ease wage negotiations in its industry, the Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI) has embarked on building strong negotiations through training.  

sapsThe Mercury reports that twelve police officers, who had all been working at border posts in northern KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), have all been dismissed for engaging in “corrupt activities”.  

effSowetanLive reports that the EFF chief whip in North West has been accused of assault by a junior staff member at the provincial legislature after an argument.  

sabcThe Star reports that according to the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers’ Union (Bemawu), the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is not in the financial quagmire it claims to be in.  

sapsEWN reports that police in Hillbrow will meet with leaders from The Revelation Church of God after a Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer was assaulted by members of the congregation.  

newsDaily News reports that cable ties fastened around a security guard’s wrists saved him from bleeding to death after robbers cut off his hand during an incident in Cato Ridge at the weekend.  

nursing thumb medium90 93ANA reports that a nursing agency has stopped providing nurses to the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital in west Johannesburg because it is owed over R6 million by the Gauteng health department.  

westerncape thumb medium80 80Daily Voice reports on a case of alleged assault of an eight-year-old girl by a teacher at a Mitchells Plain primary school last week that resulted in the little girl being so traumatised that she now cries constantly and is scared to go to school.  

eskomReuters reports that state-owned power utility Eskom said on Monday it had healthy stockpiles across its coal-fired power stations and was building them further ahead of a potential coal sector wage strike by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 13 November 2017.

harmonyEWN reports that according to Harmony Gold it has reached an agreement with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) to end the strike at its Kusasalethu mine in Carletonville.  

newsEWN reports that the Revelation Church of God maintains its congregants were provoked by a Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer who was clamping cars parked on the road.  

southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba supported the recommendations of the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers to raise the salaries of ministers and MPs.  

numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Sunday appealed to Harmony Gold to take action against “thugs who have decided to target our members for reporting on duty” at the Kusasalethu gold mine on the West Rand.  

artisan2TimesLive reports that the Heher commission of inquiry has proposed that Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges should be fee-free.  

earningsBusinessLive reports that Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has admitted that her department paid out R30m worth of bonuses to its employees, despite the department having been found wanting in the management of its financial books.  

Zimbabwe flagThe Department of Home Affairs has extended to 31 January 2018 the deadline for submission of supporting documents and biometrics for Zimbabwean Special Permit (ZSP) holders who have completed their online applications.  

fikilembalulaEWN reports that Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has called on Cape Town police to "make an example" out of the suspects who robbed an ambulance, an act which might be directly to blame for a child's death.  

SaftuANA reports that Mac Chavalala, president of the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu), said on Saturday that the claim that South Africa was becoming a kleptocracy – a country ruled by thieves – was no exaggeration and has now been proven.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that Metrorail in the Western Cape is fighting back as it tries to curb crime affecting its infrastructure services.  At least seven people have been arrested for various offences, including possession of stolen goods.  

kusasalethuReuters reports that Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu mine west of Johannesburg has been hit by a wildcat strike triggered by the sacking of six leaders of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) for their role in a violent stoppage earlier this year.  

southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that Department of Home Affairs director-general Mkhuseli Apleni has advised that the department’s Saturday-shift legal dispute with trade unions has not yet been resolved.  

sabcSunday World reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has filed a court application to force the SABC pension fund to pay him R8-million in pension benefits (plus interest).  

Netcare911TimesLive reports that a man had to be rescued on Saturday after his arm was caught in a conveyor belt at a compost farm in Centurion.  

gautengTimesLive reports that the future of thousands of bus commuters hangs in the balance because the Gauteng department of roads and transport wants to dump a number of bus contracts onto municipalities.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 10 November to Sunday, 12 November 2017.