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.

picFin24 reports that following a series of scandals over the past few years, senior employees at a unit of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) have accused executives at the state-owned fund manager of causing an "existential crisis".

southafricalogoCape Argus reports that according to unions for domestic workers and other civil society organisations, the deadline for domestic workers to apply retrospectively in respect of claims for injuries sustained at work was unreasonably short.

De RuyterThe Star reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has criticised certain of Eskom’s policies, describing the implementation of load reduction as “racist” and affecting African people.

saa thumb medium95 76Moneyweb reports that SA Airways (SAA) management and the SAA Pilots’ Association (Saapa) are due to meet on Wednesday over pending payment disputes. This is according to Saapa chair Captain Grant Back.

protestGroundUp reports that Betting World workers picketed outside the company’s branch in Gqeberha on Friday morning, demanding salaries from April last year, Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) money and leave pay.

joburgcityThe Citizen reports that following a picket at Gandhi Square in the Johannesburg central business district, Metrobus said on Monday that it was not in negotiations with the members of the Democratic Municipal and Allied Workers’ Union of SA (Demawusa).

pikitupEWN reports that the City of Johannesburg has warned job seekers to be vigilant after three people were arrested for making R400,000 from a Pick-It-Up job scam.

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that a security guard, who allegedly stole and then fled with several millions of rands belonging to his employer, is expected to bring a formal bail application later this week.

durbanSunday Tribune reports that the “sidelining” of better-qualified candidates for a top position has cost the eThekwini Municipality millions in compensation for those who should have been considered for the job.

sapsTimesLIVE reports that over the past three years, 799 Western Cape police officers were investigated for breaching policies around the use of state vehicles. Their alleged transgressions ranged from drunken driving to using the vehicles for private use.

gavel thumb100 The Citizen reports that the trial against former North West deputy police commissioner Major-General William Mpembe and five others was scheduled to continue in the North West High Court on Monday.

strike thumb medium85 85EWN reports that commuters using Joburg Metrobus have been urged to continue finding alternative transport on Monday, with a strike at the company entering its sixth day.

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summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
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transnetlogo thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that according to a Special Investigating Unit (SIU) senior forensic accountant, money deposited into the bank accounts of former Transnet Capital Projects executive Herbert Msagala were more than what he was said to have earned from his employment and other businesses.

education blackboard thumb medium80 92EWN reports that Gauteng Education Department MEC Panyaza Lesufi has welcomed the immediate suspension of a teacher at the Northriding Secondary School who has been accused of racism.

Stats SAMail & Guardian reports that one in every two jobs lost as a result of Covid-19’s economic onslaught was once held by an informal worker.

medicaldoctorTimesLIVE reports that doctors in private practice are under siege by criminals who pose as patients and clear out their bank accounts, steal their devices and take medication, including antiretrovirals and cough syrup.

ancNews24 reports that during the ANC's national executive committee (NEC) virtual meeting on Sunday, its treasurer-general, Paul Mashatile, apparently said the party was mulling cutting its staff by 50%.

ambulanceNews24 reports that unending violent attacks on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel could leave communities in Gauteng without essential emergency services.

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BusinessLive reports that the Special Tribunal on Friday froze the bank accounts of a senior Eskom manager over millions in alleged kickbacks.

gunIndependent Media reports that Leo Prinsloo, the hero guard whose brave escape from armed suspects has sparked the interests of communities around the world, has been placed under police guard following death threats.

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that the sexual assault case of former school teacher and Media24 journalist Willem Breytenbach has been postponed in the Cape Town Regional Court to give the parties the opportunity to gather "further particulars".

newsFinancial Mail reports that one year without live music and little support from the government has left numerous SA musicians and artists financially on their knees.

goldfieldsEngineering News reports that Gold Fields chairperson Cheryl Carolus will step down from her role and as a non-executive director with effect from the annual general meeting (AGM) in 2022.

newsNews24 reports that in a bid to pay off his student debt, 25-year-old Isaac Mpofu has started a chair renting business outside the Home Affairs offices in Bellville, Cape Town.

nxesiEWN reports that farmworkers have raised concern over access the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF). On Thursday the Women on Farms Project hosted a UIF Indaba in Worcester.

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that a former Nelson Mandela Bay municipality administration clerk has been sentenced to an effective seven years in jail for 244 counts of fraud.

capetown thumb100 BL Premium writes that SA’s hotel industry on the brink as operators struggle to justify opening their establishments amid the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

southafricalogoFinancial Mail writes that civil society is backing the move by Department of Public Service & Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu to canvass public opinion to break the deadlock in the public sector wage talks.

boardroomtableSowetanLive reports that Eskom wage increase negotiations have been suspended for more than a week after unions demanded that the power utility's CEO Andre de Ruyter address them on the company's financial situation.