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.

sabcCity Press reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng has won a court challenge against the public broadcaster.  

tshwane thumb100 The Citizen reports that Nontobeko Memela, the City of Tshwane’s group head of human settlements, has been on suspension with full pay for a year for alleged financial misconduct, despite a June ruling that the City must reinstate her.  

Financial Mail writes that an economy in crisis, retrenchments, job insecurity, high unemployment and escalating crime are combining to cause depression and stress among many South Africans of working age.  

arcelormittalFin24 reports that the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) announced on Sunday that two parties had come forward with an interest to buy ArcelorMittal SA’s (Amsa’s) Saldanha operations.  

saa thumb medium95 76Fin24 reports that in the midst of facing a "sudden deterioration" in its finances following strike action, South African Airways (SAA) has paid its employees their November salaries.  

newsNews24 reports that a female teacher at Bishops Diocesan College in Cape Town has been found to have engaged in sexual misconduct with at least five pupils, but no disciplinary action can be taken against her by the school for these breaches she was no longer an employee.  

implatsheadgear smlBL Premium reports that according prominent human rights lawyer Richard Spoor, SA’s latest draft mining regulations, which impose fresh socioeconomic and labour requirements on the industry, may add an extra layer of burden for struggling companies that have been shedding jobs.  

NPABL Premium reports that former prosecutions boss Shaun Abrahams says the justice officials whose appointments to senior posts were reversed by President Cyril Ramaphosa were “victims of collateral damage” in the takeover from Jacob Zuma.  

cosatuBusinessLive reports that trade union federation Cosatu has called for tax increases, some targeting the wealthy, which it says will go a long way towards fixing SA’s perilous public finances.  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 29 November 2019.

earningsBusiness Report writes that according to Bidvest chief executive Lindsay Ralphs, Comair’s remuneration policy needs to be thoroughly re-looked at.  The diversified group voted against the aviation company's remuneration policy last month.  

COPEThe Citizen reports that after allegedly being unable to cope with financial difficulties and having to close down its Kempton Park headquarters and retrench staff last month, the Congress of the People (Cope) might be in more trouble.  

prasaNews24 reports that a R100,000 reward has been offered by the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) for information that will lead to the conviction of four people believed to be behind an arson attack on two trains at Cape Town station last week.  

sapsThe Sunday Independent reports that police top brass have asked Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and the Office of the Inspector General of Intelligence (OIGI) to investigate the possible cover-up of a rape case involving a senior police official.  

saa thumb medium95 76BusinessLive reports that according to the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), South African Airways (SAA), the future of which hangs in the balance after a crippling strike, is determined to remain open for business.  

handcuffsNews24 reports that a 54-year-old KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) school principal has been accused of rape by four teachers.  

southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that unspent funds by government departments in the first six months of the financial year totalled R3.9bn, the Treasury reported to parliament's two appropriations committees on Thursday.  

newsReuters reports that Barclays is planning to cut the £396,000 pension allowance it pays CEO Jes Staley by about half, echoing moves by rivals who have pledged to rein in executive pension perks following a campaign by investors.  

gavel thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that the sentencing of Albert Gerhardes Pretorius, the man who ploughed into two Johannesburg metro police (JMPD) officers at a roadblock in January last year will be sentenced on 20 January next year.  

gunTimesLIVE reports that a memorial service for slain senior state advocate Addelaid Ann Ferreira Watt was held in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall on Thursday.  

miner thumb medium90 104Mining Weekly reports that speakers on Thursday at the Anglo American Tripartite Health and Safety Initiative said that although strides had been made in reducing mine fatalities, occupational diseases and industry disasters, there was still work to be done in the mining industry’s quest for zero harm.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Thursday, 28 November 2019.

Netcare911News24Wire reports that three workers were rescued from an underground collection tank, believed to contain diesel and oil, near Wilton Crescent, Umhlanga Ridge, Durban on Thursday morning.  

neasaEngineering News reports that according to National Employer Association of SA (Neasa) CE Gerhard Papenfus, the downstream steel industry cannot be the “saving grace” of struggling steel producer ArcelorMittal SA (Amsa).  

woolworthsBL Premium reports that the chair of Woolworths’ remuneration committee has defended the remuneration paid to the retailer’s CEO.  

earningsSowetanLIVE reports that Nkomazi municipal employees in Malalane, Mpumalanga, thought Christmas had arrived early when their employer "blessed" them with salaries 10 days before the October payday.  

cutifani thumb medium90 94Miningmx reports that Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani said on Wednesday that the mining group was open to approaches by government on any assistance it might be able to give power utility Eskom.  

CapeTownlogoTimesLIVE reports that more than 1,300 extra officers will be part of a R1.75bn escalation of the war against violent crime in Cape Town’s gang hotspots.  

nxesiFin24 reports that employment equity trends for the period between 2016 and 2018 show that top management positions in the private sector were dominated by white males.  

saa thumb medium95 76Fin24 reports that in a statement issued on Wednesday, the Department of Public Enterprises said the recent strike at South African Airways (SAA) and the cancellation of bookings that followed resulted in a sudden deterioration of SAA’s financial position.