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.

news shutterstockIn our Thursday morning roundup, see
summaries of our selection of recent South African
labour-related reports.

nissanMoneyweb reports that there has been shake-up in the senior management of Nissan SA, with new managing director Maciej Klenkiewicz indicating that his focus will be on unlocking the potential in Africa by expanding into new markets in the continent to increase sales.

nsfasTimesLIVE reports that the board of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) wrote to the organisation’s CEO, Andile Nongogo, on Tuesday to grant him an opportunity to indicate why his contract should not be terminated.

southafricalogoFin24 reports that Thobile Lamati, director-general of the Department of Labour and Employment (DEL), has resigned.

sitaBL Premium reports that the board of the State Information Technology Agency (Sita) is expected on Thursday to discuss some of the options tabled by the Public Servants Association (PSA) to end a wage dispute that has disrupted network connectivity and online services at government departments and state agencies.

AReYengTimesLIVE reports that Areyeng bus operations have been suspended indefinitely after its buses were pelted with stones in the Pretoria CBD on Tuesday.

Stats SABL Premium reports that annual consumer inflation accelerated for the second successive month to 5.4% in September, up from 4.8% in August.

earningsFin24 reports that Shoprite CEO Pieter Engelbrecht took home a total pay package of R64.66 million (including long-term incentives) in the 2023 financial year – just over half of the staggering R122.4 million that Woolworths CEO Roy Bagattini earned in the same period.

MotsoalediBusinessLive reports that Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi has lost his application to appeal a judgment that requires him to reconsider the Zimbabwe Exemption Permits (ZEP) regime.

handcuffsNews24 reports that an Eskom sub-contractor was arrested on 11 October for allegedly trying to solicit a bribe from a coal transport company at the Camden power station in Mpumalanga.

Chief JusticeNews24 reports that an official from the Office of the Chief Justice informed the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services on Tuesday that some superior court buildings were "worse" fire hazards than the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

gavel thumb100 IOL News reports that an accountant who confessed to stealing millions of rands from her employer and spending it living the high life, has apologised and hopes for a lighter sentence.

earningsBL Premium reports that corporate SA could soon have the “most onerous law” on public company remuneration in the world, according to Vodacom and other written submissions on the Companies Amendment Bill.

news shutterstockIn our Wednesday morning roundup, see
summaries of our selection of recent South African
labour-related reports.

tshwane thumb100 Pretoria News reports that the cash-strapped City of Tshwane is losing millions of rand because of the ongoing strike action by employees over wage increases.

citypowerIOL News reports that two Joburg City Power technicians were robbed on Monday of their valuables while on duty in Discovery, Roodepoort.

petrolpumpBusinessLive reports that according to the Automobile Association (AA), fuel prices are set to decrease in November, based on unaudited mid-month data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF).

GodongwanaBL Premium reports that Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has given the assurance the budget cuts to be announced in the medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) will be “moderate” and will not exceed normal government underspending in previous years.

CCMABusinessLive reports that the Tshwane metro, which rejected attempts last month by the Gauteng government to mediate in a protracted and unlawful strike by SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) members, has joined efforts to resolve the impasse.

SIUEWN reports that a Rolls Royce Phantom is among the many luxury vehicles and properties frozen for allegedly having been bought with stolen Lotto money.

ujThe Citizen reports that the former chairperson of council at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) was arrested last week by the Hawks on allegations of collusion involving more than R14 million.

tshwane thumb100 The Citizen reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has called the City of Tshwane back to the negotiating table to resolve an ongoing illegal strike.

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday morning roundup, see
summaries of our selection of recent South African
labour-related reports.

psaBL Premium reports that services at government departments and state agencies, including home affairs, employment & labour and the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa), could be affected when a public service union embarks on a "total shutdown" for above-inflation wage increases on Wednesday.

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 13 October 2023.

SAFAThe Citizen reports that Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos has admitted there is a dispute between his players and the SA Football Association (Safa) over payments ahead of next year’s Africa Cup of Nations finals.

SARSThe Citizen reports that the SA Revenue Service (Sars) led a search and seizure operation across five provinces on Thursday in an attempt to bring down a coal-smuggling syndicate.

durbanNews24 reports that the National Treasury has cut funding for the Public Employment Programme (PEP) in eThekwini, prompting the city to immediately terminate 3,541 of the more than 6,000 temporary employees hired through the programme.

news shutterstockIn our Friday morning roundup, see
summaries of our selection of recent South African
labour-related reports.

tshwane thumb100 News24 reports that a senior member of the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) in the Tshwane regional executive, who was employed by the City of Tshwane, has been dismissed after video footage emerged allegedly linked him to the firebombing in August of a waste removal truck.