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.

gunGroundUp reports that following the murder of two security guards in Philippi East last week, members of an extortion gang stated that they, and not security companies, should be paid to protect City of Cape Town infrastructure and workers.

petrolpumpFin24 reports that petrol prices will be hiked by 37c a litre on Wednesday, while wholesale diesel prices will fall by 30c a litre (0.05% sulphur) and 36c a litre (0.005% sulphur).

numsaIOL News reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has welcomed the decision of the National Assembly’s portfolio committee on public enterprises to refer the botched SAA-Takatso consortium deal to the Special Investigating (SIU).

gunNews24 reports that nursing unions have called on the Eastern Cape Department of Health to ensure proper safety measures for staff after another robbery, at a rural clinic in Ngqeleni, near Mthatha.

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summaries of our selection of South African
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FronemanBL Premium reports that the pay of Sibanye-Stillwater’s CEO, Neal Froneman, has diminished from the R300m he earned in the 2021 financial year to R55m in the year to end-December.

sassaThe Citizen reports that SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) officials in eMkhondo (formerly Piet-Retief), Mpumalanga have been left “traumatised and dejected” after footage emerged of alleged “rituals” being conducted in their office after hours.

angloamerican fullFin24 reports that Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) said on Friday it had named Sayurie Naidoo as its CFO and executive director with effect from 1 May, replacing Craig Miller, who has taken up the position of CEO.

presidencyBusiness Times reports that the Presidency has defended the year-long vacancy in the role of economic adviser to President Cyril Ramaphosa, saying it hasn’t paralysed decision making on the economy.

AbsaFin24 reports that Absa has named Deon Raju as its new group financial director, in place of the outgoing Jason Quinn, as part of a shake-up to its executive committee.

PPRACity Press reports that more than 40% of the country’s real estate agencies and nearly half of SA’s 40,000 registered real estate agents’ operations could be disrupted due to the government’s latest black economic empowerment (BEE) requirements that it is enforcing on the private sector.

protestNews24 reports that angry security guards who have been protesting outside the offices of the Gauteng Department of Health in Johannesburg following the termination of their month-to-month contracts, say they will continue the fight to get their jobs back.

FronemanFin24 reports that following considerable opposition from shareholders holding almost half of its shares last year and biting commodity prices that are causing the company to retrench employees, diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater reduced the remuneration of its CEO by two-thirds during the past financial year.

newsSunday Times reports that an organisation representing about 800 of SA’s magistrates is mulling whether to challenge their conditions of service and strike if their long-standing grievance over their salaries is not resolved before the end of the parliamentary term next month.

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southafricalogoCity Press reports that in a massive crackdown on corruption and incompetence, the Department of Justice last week placed 13 senior managers and other officials on precautionary suspensions, pending the outcome of investigations into allegations of financial irregularities and maladministration in the affairs of the Masters of the High Court and Family Law Services.

ambulanceThe Citizen reports that a 25-year-old man was sentenced on Wednesday by the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court to 15 years direct imprisonment for kidnapping and assaulting a crew of paramedics in Pretoria last year.

parliamentThe Citizen reports that the two-pot retirement system is one step closer to implementation later this year after the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) passed the Pension Funds Amendment Bill on Thursday, with changes that clear up some discrepancies.

nsriNews24 reports that the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) rescued 22 fishermen from a capsizing vessel in Table Bay on Saturday morning.

SAFASunday World reports that the SA Football Association (Safa) could not shed light on an embarrassing situation after youth players who left their schools to join the Safa Boys High Performance Academy were left stranded.

implatsBL Premium reports that nearly 4,000 jobs are on the line at Impala Platinum (Implats), as the platinum sector continues to labour under subdued prices that have seen widespread job cuts across the sector.

newsEngineering News reports that beverage multinational PepsiCo SA’s employee share ownership programme, Bašumi Trust, received the best governance policies and the most innovative funding model awards at the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition's Worker Share Ownership Conference on 23 April.

southafricalogoEngineering News reports that government is changing the way the SA visa system works and immigration law experts have lauded this as a positive step to enable more foreign skilled labour into the country.

earningsThe Citizen reports that the average take-home pay, measured in the BankservAfrica Take-home Pay Index (BTPI), fell marginally in March due to factors that placed financial constraints on companies and pressure on salaries.

gunThe Witness reports that one person was left in critical condition after a shooting incident on Rick Turner Road in Durban on Thursday.

artisan2Engineering News reports that three Just Energy Transition (JET) skills development zones focusing on renewables and grids, electric vehicles and green hydrogen value chains are proposed for implementation under the larger JET Investment Plan (JET-IP).

MantasheFin24 reports that Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has expressed antipathy to BHP's proposed takeover of Anglo American, as his previous experience with the global mining giant had been negative.

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summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related reports.

graduate thumb100 TshisaLIVE reports that reality TV star and businessman Musa Mseleku says that he too almost fell victim to bogus institutions.  This after it became known veteran actor Sello Maake kaNcube and Skeem Saam actress Elizabeth Serunye had been awarded bogus honorary doctorates from Trinity International Bible University.

labourcourtsIOL News reports that a Gauteng woman who was fired for smoking cannabis after work for medical reasons took her fight to the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) and emerged victorious.