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.

CapeTownlogoTimesLIVE reports that the City of Cape Town is training 1,000 potential new metro police officers as part of an 18-month full-time learnership which includes extensive physical training, training on legislation, theory and practical experience.

tshwane thumb100 News24 reports that Tshwane's City manager, Johan Mettler, has sought to dispel perceptions that a targeted purge of senior managers was taking place.

sandf thumb medium90 89News24 reports that a second retired SA National Defence Force (SANDF) brigadier general has been arrested and charged with fraud in connection with a R2 million tender for heat-resistant buffs and military goggles for soldiers undertaking peacekeeping missions in the Darfur region of Sudan in 2016.

graduate thumb100 Sunday Tribune reports that veteran actor Sello Maake KaNcube recently took to social media to announce that he was now a “doctor”. He also posted pictures of himself being conferred with an honorary doctorate by the Trinity International Bible University.

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ActionSAThe Mercury reports that ActionSA on Monday held a picket in front of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) offices in Pretoria with the families of those killed in the Lily Mine tragedy of 2016.

newsCape Argus reports that a Cape Town Water and Sanitation worker is receiving trauma counselling after the City’s team was robbed at knifepoint while fixing sewer overflow in Elsies River.

FSCAFin24 reports that according to the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), naming and shaming employers who have not paid retirement fund contributions over into the retirement fund set up for their employees has been a "good move" that made several employers pay attention to their debt.

gavel thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that three men alleged to be behind the brazen assassination of Rand Water executive Teboho Joala and his bodyguard Sifiso Shange in January appeared in the Lenasia Magistrate's Court on Monday.

ramaphosaTimesLIVE reports that a qualified teacher who has never had a paid teaching job since graduating eight years ago with a BEd from Unisa might finally get one thanks to the 29 May general election campaign.

sabcBL Premium writes that open threats to disrupt coverage of the upcoming general election over a wage dispute at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) paid off for the Communication Workers Union (CWU) after the cash-strapped public broadcaster and the union signed a 6% wage increase agreement on Monday.

limpopo thumb100 News24 reports that a senior human resources manager in Limpopo Premier Stanley Mathabatha's office has been arrested for misrepresenting his qualifications.

unisaNews24 reports that Unisa vice-chancellor Puleng LenkaBula has placed the university's acting chief financial officer (CFO), Reshma Mathura, on precautionary suspension for, among other things, allegedly receiving bank deposits from students in an irregular manner.

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that a police clerk who accepted a R3,500 bribe to destroy the docket in a culpable homicide case was sentenced to an effective eight years in prison by the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime Court.

coalFin24 reports that the resumption of trains carrying coal at the formerly Gupta-owned Optimum Coal Mine in Mpumalanga was met with great excitement from the new owners, Liberty Coal, earlier this month when the first consignments were sent down to Richards Bay.

sabcCity Press reports that a former SABC health and safety employee has instituted claims that she suffered sexual harassment by her former boss at the public broadcaster.

DiscoveryFin24 reports that Discovery has rolled out pooch-based therapy to help employees cope with workplace stress and improve their mental well-being.

tshwane thumb100 The Citizen reports that the City of Tshwane has placed five senior officials on precautionary suspension for the controversial Rooiwal Wastewater Treatment Plant tender award.

FlySafairNews24 reports that on Sunday a FlySafair plane returned to Johannesburg following concerns regarding damage to a wheel during take-off.

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randwaterNews24 reports that Gauteng police have arrested three people for the murder of Rand Water executive Teboho Joala and his bodyguard earlier this year.

boardroomtableBL Premium reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has told its members in the steel and engineering sector to be ready “for any eventuality” as it is engaged in wage talks with employers in the Metals Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC).

artisan2Business Report writes that the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (Chieta) will lead in the establishment of a Centre of Specialisation for Green Hydrogen Skills to close the hydrogen skills gap and ensure SA has the skills to grow the hydrogen economy.

Sunday Tribune reports that the recent announcement of the closure of nine Ster -Kinekor cinemas across the country has been met with mixed reactions on social media. The cinema company will also be laying off 236 employees in the process.

newsTimesLIVE reports that eight people died when a bus and a truck collided early on Thursday on the R555 in the Tubatse-Fetakgomo municipality in Sekhukhune, Limpopo.

ramaphosa2IOL News reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised to sign the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill into law in the next few weeks.

ConCourtFin24 reports that Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) has won an appeal in the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) in a case involving the retrenchment of nearly 400 employees.

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earningsTimesLIVE reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has tabled a motion for parliament to establish an ad hoc joint committee to investigate the details surrounding the 2022 salary increase for secretary to parliament Xolile George.

sandf thumb medium90 89News24 reports that a retired SA National Defence Force (SANDF) brigadier general has been arrested in connection with alleged irregularities relating to a R2.2-million tender for heat-resistant buffs and military goggles for soldiers undertaking peacekeeping missions in the Darfur region of Sudan.