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.

handshake thumb medium90 90The Citizen reports that the Department of Transport has confirmed that an agreement has been reached between taxi association Santaco and SA Taxi Finance Holdings and that Thursday’s strike has been called off.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92The New Age reports that according to a 2016 survey conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council on the health of educators in public schools in SA, there has been an increase in the number of HIV infections among teachers in SA from 12.7% in 2004 to 15.3% in 2015.  

tshwane thumb100 ANA reports that the Tshwane municipality on Thursday suspended its Tshwane Bus Service after several buses were stoned when taxi drivers and operators embarked on a crippling protest across Gauteng.  

mosebenzizwaneBusinessLive reports that mining companies would need to top up their black ownership levels to 30% from 26% within 12 months from the time the new Mining Charter comes into effect, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said on Thursday.  

parliamentNews24 reports that Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) has expressed concern that virtually all of the anti-corruption task team's successful corruption cases have ended with plea bargains and reduced sentences.  

MangaungNetwerk24 reports that Olly Mlamleli, executive mayor of the Mangaung metro, said on Wednesday morning at a news conference that the strike by members of the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) was over and that employees were returning to their workplaces.  

education90TimesLive reports that 20% of SA’s teachers believe that schools are violent places and suspect their students and colleagues are armed.  

numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Wednesday that it would be embarking on a protected strike at Msobo Coal’s operations in Mpumalanga.  

southafricalogoANA reports that St Albans Prison in the Eastern Cape will not see a solution any time soon as far as staff shortages are concerned, an issue which aids the gangsterism within the prison walls.  

ramaphosa2Fin24 reports that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday said concerns that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) used pensioners’ money to bail out struggling state-owned entities (SOEs) were unfounded.  

santacoANA reports that chaos erupted on Gauteng’s major freeways on Thursday as protesting taxi operators used their vehicles, as well as hijacking heavy trucks, to block the roads.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 14 June 2017.

news shutterstockIn our Wednesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Tuesday, 13 June 2017.

numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has said that Ben Ngubane’s resignation from the board of Eskom was a positive development, and called for an independent investigation into the former chairperson.  

sabcBusinessLive reports that the troubles of axed SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng are far from over, with the interim board now scrutinising the R11m bonus payment he received for orchestrating a controversial deal with pay TV company MultiChoice.  

sandf thumb medium90 89ANA reports that members of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) have been sent to Gauteng mortuaries to help with the backlog as the strike by assistant pathologists rages on.  

sabcTimesLive reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng intends to challenge the outcome of a disciplinary enquiry which resulted in him being fired by the public broadcaster.  

gautengEWN reports that the Gauteng Community Safety Department says one of the problems that contribute to illegal mining is the failure by the Mineral Resources Department (DMR) to properly implement mining legislation.  

santacoTimesLive reports that Johannesburg taxi commuters will be stranded on Thursday as the South African Taxi Council (Santaco) will be embarking on a strike.  

southafricalogoEWN reports that Wednesday is D-day for the Department of Home Affairs to find out if unions will embark on a potentially crippling strike at its offices.  The dispute is over work on Saturdays and whether staff should be paid overtime for such work or receive a day off instead.  

MangaungNetwerk24 reports that striking Mangaung metro employees are apparently under an obligation to return to their posts after the Labour Court on Friday declared the industrial action by members of the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) unlawful.  

uberBusinessLive reports that, in the wake of reports of attacks on Uber drivers‚ the drivers say they do not feel safe or protected by Uber itself or by the police.  

sabcBusinessLive reports that axed SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng will not receive a golden handshake, but will instead serve a month’s notice before permanently exiting the public broadcaster.  

healthcareTimes Live reports that nasty nurses are largely responsible for people refusing to go to clinics to get tested and treated for HIV.  That's according to research from the Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) undertaken in 2016.  

nedlacFin24 reports on the view that the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) has reached its sell-buy date and a new organisation, consisting of a loser formation of business, government and labour, should be formed in its place.  

strike thumb medium85 85ANA reports that the ongoing strike by workers across mortuaries in Gauteng has put the brakes on the release of postmortem results and burials.  Forensic pathology assistants in the province downed tools over salaries and working conditions.  

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Monday, 12 June 2017.

eskomMining Weekly reports that Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown announced on Monday that Dr Ben Ngubane has resigned as nonexecutive director and chairperson of the Eskom board with immediate effect.  

platinumbarBloomberg writes that as platinum prices have fallen and industry costs have risen over the past decade, dividends paid to local community trusts have dried up and many pledges to improve living conditions have gone unfulfilled.  

sabcNews24 reports that, while the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is adamant that its former COO was duly informed of his axing, Hlaudi Motsoeneng claims he has been "left in the dark".