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.

newsFin24 reports that a strike by customer service staff at life insurer Clientele has "come to an end", the company indicated in a statement issued on Monday.  

newsNetwerk24 reports that a domestic worker, who fought house robbers to protect a cancer sufferer and his autistic child, died on Sunday due to injuries she sustained during the attack.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 3 December 2018.

numFin24 reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has confirmed that its regional chairperson in Gauteng, Ndlela Radebe, was stabbed at a mass meeting in Randfontein, west of Johannesburg on Monday.  

hawksThe Citizen writes that the Hawks are circling over top officials in the Emfuleni local municipality in an alleged multimillion-rand fraud and corruption scandal that has rocked the embattled municipality in Gauteng.  

gavel thumb100 The Star reports that the magistrate due on Monday to appear at the Carletonville Magistrate’s Court, his own workplace, to face charges of corruption and extortion allegedly demanded a “mere” R4,000 to ensure two accused women got bail.  

GEPFBusinessLive reports that the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) has written off its R4.3bn investment in Steinhoff's empowerment shareholder, the Lancaster Group.  

ZululandUniversitySowetanLive reports that the University of Zululand's dean of the faculty of arts, Professor Gregory Kamwendo, was allegedly killed after he uncovered a fraudulent PhD syndicate at the institution.  

cosatuSowetanLive reports that in a move that seeks to shake up existing ownership patterns in the financial sector, trade union federation Cosatu has resuscitated its old resolution to establish a workers' bank.  

ancThe Citizen reports that labour federation Cosatu has criticised the post-Nasrec ANC for showing weaknesses and failing to put across a coherent political message and programme that will satisfy the masses.  

numBusiness Report writes that the regional leadership of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Sunday that it wanted an end to the four-week strike at Gold Fields’ South Deep mine.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92ANA reports that two Mpumalanga teachers who landed teaching jobs allegedly using fake qualifications were granted bail of R3,000 each when they appeared in the Wakkerstroom Periodical Court in Mpumalanga on 30 November 2018.  

sabcCity Press reports that new Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams is at war with the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board and has threatened to report it to President Cyril Ramaphosa and Parliament.  

newsCape Times reports that Stellenbosch municipality has been ordered to pay a settlement amount of R750,000 to an applicant who was removed from an appointment list and replaced by a white candidate who did not meet the criteria.  

jicminingThe Star reports that a chief executive of a Gupta-owned mining company, which is facing liquidation, has allegedly been assassinated in a movie-style drive-by hit.  

earningsBusinessLive writes that as shareholder activism grows in scope and intensity, an increasing number of studies have been done internationally to determine its effectiveness.  

earningsANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has demanded equal remuneration between male and female national soccer teams.  

goldfieldsMiningmx reports that the South Deep regional branch of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has declined to accept an improved retrenchment package offered by Gold Fields.  

pandorIOL News reports that the government intends to crack down on officials with fake qualifications after the National Assembly (NA) passed a bill that will force the state to root out people with such credentials.  

sapsPolice in Mpumalanga are searching for unknown men who were responsible for the death of a female police sergeant, who was attached to the Detective Services at Calcutta Police Station.  

eskomThe Sunday Independent reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has called for the disbanding of the Eskom board after the power utility tumbled back into load shedding last week.  

MantasheANA reports that Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe on Friday urged Sibanye-Stillwater to urgently resolve the workers' strike currently underway at three of the company's gold operations.  

labourcourtsEWN reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has come out victorious at the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) against the Transnet ports authority after the parastal unfairly dismissed 17 workers for allegedly participating in an illegal strike back in 2015.  

newseNCA reports that a rigger died on Saturday at the FNB stadium ahead of the much-anticipated Global Citizen Festival.  

sapsNews24 reports that Free State provincial police commissioner, Lieutenant General Moeketsi Sempe, advised that a shutdown operation has been initiated following an attack on two police officers on Saturday.  

netcare911News24 reports that a security guard sustained critical injuries after protesting workers set fire to a building in Boksburg on Friday.  

fawuBusiness Report writes that the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) has noted with deep concern results of the latest study by the Ipsos Research Institute on the rise in illicit trade of cigarettes.  

numsaCity Press writes that the desire by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) to bring the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) back into the fold of labour federation Cosatu has hit a snag.  

hawksNews24 reports that two teachers in Mpumalanga have been arrested for allegedly landing their jobs by using fake qualifications.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90BusinessLive reports that Lonmin executives said on Wednesday with publication of its annual results for likely that last time that the world’s third-largest platinum producer had reached the end of the road.