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.

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newsThe Citizen reports that although many of the six million who are members of retirement funds are looking forward to dipping into a portion of their retirement savings by 1 September this year when the Two-Pot Retirement System comes into operation, they will not already be able to make withdrawals on 1 September.

farming thumb medium80 84The Star reports that over 5,000 assistant agricultural practitioners (AAP) left hanging after the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development terminated the graduates' contracts, are hoping that the President will come to their aid and reinstate them to their jobs.

HSFGroundUp reports that the Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) has gone to court to oppose a bid by Department of Home Affairs (DHA) Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to appeal against a ruling that he may not terminate the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) programme.

sassaCape Times reports that the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) has referred nearly 6,000 civil servants who defrauded the agency of the R350 social relief of distress (SRD) grants to their departments for disciplinary proceedings.

TimesLIVE examines the issue of whether picnic stops on the sides of national freeways are legal stopping points for trucks and whether drivers can rest at the sites overnight?

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that more than 12 years since their arrest, two former police officers will be sentenced for fraud and corruption in the Cape Town Regional Court on Tuesday.

durbanIOL News reports that eThekwini Municipality head of electricity, Maxwell Mthembu has been issued a notice of intention to suspend and ordered to vacate his office.

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

tshwane thumb100 Pretoria News reports that the public in Tshwane have been warned not to fall prey to fraud and corruption by scammers at municipal driving licence testing centres.

blsaEngineering News reports that in her latest weekly newsletter published on Monday, Business Leadership SA (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso addressed the major challenge of local government’s mismanagement of water infrastructure, which is leading to an increase in water shortages and questionable water quality.

southafricalogoITWeb reports that Dr Phil Mjwara, the Department of Science and Innovation’s (DSI’s) long-standing director-general (DG), has retired.

newsIOL News reports that a worker was killed and a second man injured after a sandbank collapsed onto them in Mount Road, in Amanzimtoti, south of Durban on Monday.

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend and recent reports,
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labour-related stories that recently appeared.

news shutterstockIn our Friday morning roundup, see
summaries of our selection of South African
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durbanBL Premium reports that the Cabinet has called on law enforcement agencies to protect people’s rights to service delivery following weeks of mayhem by eThekwini metro workers.

OldMutualBL Premium reports that to defend its reputation, Old Mutual has disclosed the details of nonpayment of a claim that led to widespread anger on social media, saying it was linked to a divorce.

gunNews24 reports that a priest was murdered at a Limpopo church on Wednesday – just hours after three monks were killed in Gauteng.

handshake thumb medium90 90SABC News reports that National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) Regional Secretary Samkelo Msila has confirmed that the strike by the employees of Nelson Mandela University over a wage negotiations dispute has come to an end and they have reached an agreement with the institution.

sapsTimesLIVE reports that police on Thursday morning discovered four bodies in two areas of Gauteng where illegal mining is prevalent.

OldMutualThe Star reports that even though Old Mutual SA has finally come to an arrangement in settling the payment of a R3-million pension payment of an irate family, customers are said to remain wary of continuing to support the financial services company.

gunNews24 reports that a commuter was killed and two others injured after gunmen opened fire on a bus in Newlands West Drive, north of Durban, on Wednesday.

NelsonMandelaUniversityGroundUp reports that about 200 employees of Nelson Mandela University (NMU) protested outside the university on Wednesday, demanding a salary increase.

strike thumb medium85 85Moneyweb reports that business leaders in eThekwini in KwaZulu-Natal view the unprotected and unlawful strike of municipal workers as politically motivated and a deliberate attempt to undermine and discredit the public-private partnerships between city management, provincial leadership, and private business.

Road Accident FundMoneyweb reports that the Road Accident Fund (RAF) has been granted an interdict by the Labour Court against the planned strike on Thursday by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) at the fund’s offices.

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

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

samwu thumb medium80 78TimesLIVE reports that eThekwini employees affiliated to the SA Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) have been urged to return to work after a breakthrough in the union’s engagement with the city.

iecNews24 reports that an employee of the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) has been identified as having leaked the ANC and uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party candidate lists on Friday.

GEPFThe Citizen reports that the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) is extremely concerned after the data of its administrator was hacked and released publicly by the ransomware group LockBit.