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SA Labour News

Mid-morning roundup of labour news on Friday, 31 July 2015

news shutterstockIn our Friday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
mid-morning on Thursday, 30 July 2015.

Telkom defends paying suspended CFO Schindehütte R18.8m

earningsITWeb reports that Telkom has defended paying suspended former CFO Jacques Schindehütte almost R18.8 million in the past financial year, saying the payments "were in line with the employment contract he had agreed to with Telkom".  

ANC warns Cosatu on spiralling wage hikes

ancANA reports that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) has warned its labour partner, Cosatu, that spiralling salaries were becoming unaffordable for both the private sector and government.  

Steelpoort action over mine jobs shows economic logic of violent protests

ramatlhodiCommentator Setumo Stone writes about Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi rushed visit to Steelpoort in Limpopo last week to defuse the violent protests taking place on the R555 highway over jobs for locals at the local mines and the state of the road.  

Lack of skills, capacity in municipalities hinders water delivery in SA

newsRDM Newswire reports that chief engineer in the Department of Water and Sanitation, Allestair Wensley, said on Wednesday at the Southern African Development Community National Water Week-SA workshop that a lack of skills and capacity among municipalities was at the heart of poor water service delivery.  

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