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.

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that the man accused of setting trains on fire at the Cape Town station in April would hopefully begin his 30 days' mental observation from Tuesday, the Cape Town Magistrate's Court heard on Monday.  

saa thumb medium95 76Fin24 reports that the Grant Back, chair of the SAA Pilots Association (SAAPA), said in a statement on Monday that the "dysfunctional" SA Airways (SAA) needed a new CEO with a strong track record in the aviation sector and an unrivalled understanding of the industry.  

kznlogo thumb100 News24 reports that several spheres of the government and trucking stakeholders have vowed to curb the ongoing violence in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) that has affected the industry in recent weeks.  

newsThe Star reports that audit firm PwC has moved swiftly to fire its executive who racially abused a black family at Cape Town International Airport.  

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that two men from the Eastern Cape were sentenced on Monday by the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria for their involvement in the attempted assassination of two Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) members in Marikana, North West.  

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 3 June 2019.

sandf thumb medium90 89City Press reports that the alleged infiltration of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) by a “rogue” soldier is being investigated by army intelligence services and the police.  

psaBloomberg reports that the Public Servants Association (PSA), whose members contribute most to the funds overseen by the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), wants the fund manager to stop investing in the debt of Eskom.  

kznlogo thumb100 ANA reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday called on KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) transport and community safety member of the executive council (MEC), Mxolisi Kaunda, to take urgent steps to ensure the safety of province’s road users as attacks on trucks and truck drivers continued.  

saa thumb medium95 76TimesLIVE reports that the South African Airways (SAA) board has accepted the resignation of Vuyani Jarana, group chief executive officer.  

goldfieldsMining Weekly reports that following a series of four seismic events in quick succession on Sunday, a 38-year-old female trackless crew leader was killed after being struck by a rock ejected from the rock face of Gold Fields’ South Deep mine.  

UIFCity Press reports that the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has promised that the month-long delays and endless frustration caused by problems with the availability of the electronic uFiling system should be ironed out soon.  

graduate thumb100 The Star reports that the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme as taught at SA universities is headed for a major revamp after many institutions were found to be doing a shoddy job on aspects such as critical thinking.  

newsSunday Tribune reports that vehicle manufacturer Volvo’s paid gender-neutral parental leave policy that was recently launched in SA has been described as a “progressive” step towards gender equity in the workplace.  

southafricalogoThe Sunday Independent reports that Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu has indicated that he would stick to the government programme of trimming the public service and cutting the wage bill.  

newsTimesLIVE reports that several train carriages were burnt in a fire that started at a Transnet engineering yard in Maitland, Cape Town, on Sunday.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92ANA reports that a collision involving a passenger train and a tamping machine in Mamelodi on Saturday night affected the service between Pienaarspoort and Pretoria.  

sahrc thumb medium90 90TimesLIVE reports that a nurse, a security guard and two doctors implicated in tying 76-year-old Martha Marais to a bench at Mamelodi hospital have been put on special leave.  

er24TimesLIVE reports that a truck driver was chased by attackers after they petrol bombed his vehicle while he was resting on the side of the N1 highway near Touws River in the Western Cape.  

Tongaat HulettBL Premium reports that a former long-term investor in Tongaat said on Sunday that the sugar producer’s previous management should return multimillion-rand cash bonuses paid on the basis of allegedly inflated profits.  

nxesiBL Premium writes that the prospects of newly appointed labour and employment minister Thulas Nxesi creating much needed jobs are near impossible, according to analysts.  

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 31 May 2019.

saa thumb medium95 76BusinessLive reports that SA Airways (SAA) CEO Vuyani Jarana has become the second head of a major state-owned enterprise to jump ship in as many weeks.  

newsNews24 report that a service manager at the Lindsay Saker Kempton Park branch has allegedly become the victim of cyberbullying in "fabricated" WhatsApp messages.  

Netcare911News24 reports that quick-thinking workers saved the life of a colleague when a trench he was digging collapsed on him in Pretoria on Friday.  

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107News24 reports that the City of Ekurhuleni has fired a staffer filmed making "egregious racist remarks" against a client.  

strike thumb medium85 85Neil Coetzer, partner at Cowan-Harper-Madikizela Attorneys and research fellow at the University of the Free State, writes that the recent strike at Sibanye once again highlighted the sorry state of SA’s industrial relations.  

handcuffsTimesLIVE reports that the Hawks have arrested two correctional services officials in Limpopo in connection with tender irregularities.  

petrolpumpNews24 reports that a petrol attendant has received wide praise after he lent a woman R100 for petrol.  

nxesiFin24 reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa indicated on Wednesday evening at his new Cabinet announcement that the labour department would be expanded to focus on employment.