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.

gavel thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that a former home affairs employee who illegally processed passports for illegal immigrants was sentenced on Thursday to 10 years’ imprisonment.

sandf thumb medium90 89TimesLIVE reports that the acting commander of 121 infantry battalion on Thursday described the horror and devastation soldiers faced when a deadly veld fire spread to the Lohatla military base last week.

sabcTimesLIVE reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC’s) Auckland Park headquarters were evacuated after a fire broke out on Thursday, a day after officials from the state broadcaster were outlining plans in parliament to overhaul its ageing facilities.

newsNews24 reports that Nonkululeko Maphisa, the wife of sacked IFP Abaqulusi Local Municipality mayor Mncedisi Maphisa, allegedly lied about her work experience to secure a position as director of corporate services in the eMadlangeni Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal.

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107News24 reports that a showdown between Xolani Nciza, ANC heavyweight TK Nciza's brother, and the City of Ekurhuleni is looming after Nciza accused Ekurhuleni of "unfair labour practice" following his suspension for allegedly submitting fraudulent academic qualifications.

retirementBL Premium reports that asset management group Allan Gray has warned of unintended consequences of “rushing” the implementation of the new pension regime, colloquially called the “two-pot” system.

ConCourtBL Premium reports that after being convicted of more than 200 charges of fraud-related crimes totaling millions, a former Absa employee tried unsuccessfully to appeal against her sentence of four years, claiming the courts had used inadmissible evidence.

newsNews24 reports that Gauteng Deputy Judge President Roland Sutherland says the largely unaddressed fire safety risks at the Johannesburg High Court are a 'life-or-death" situation.

sabcBL Premium reports that a former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) employee who claimed her manager sexually harassed her has been partially vindicated a decade later after other forums dismissed her case.

earningsNews24 reports that SA doctors reportedly earn salaries similar to what they had earned in 2012 and 2013, and are currently receiving 13% below the expected income levels for their profession due to inflation.

easterncape thumb100 News24 reports that just over a year after surviving a second attempt on his life, Buffalo City Metro infrastructure departmental director Nceba Ncunyana died in a hail of bullets on Wednesday afternoon.

southafricalogoNews24 reports that the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development presented its annual report to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services on Wednesday.

gautengCity Press reports that the Gauteng Department of Health (DOH) is considering drastic action against doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers who have failed to disclose their financial interests in terms of the department's policies meant to guard against conflicts of interest.

eskomBL Premium reports that according to insiders in government and at Eskom, Mpho Makwana's departure as the power utility’s board chair has been long coming.

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Stats SANews24 reports that newly released census data may undercut the perception that foreign nationals place strain on government services.

FidelityIOL News reports that a private security company, Fidelity Service Group, has called for the army to be deployed to help protect cash vans in the wake of an increase in cash heists across the country.

tshwane thumb100 Pretoria News reports that the lives of City of Tshwane workers from the energy and electricity department have come under threat from residents who chase them away to prevent them from disconnecting their illegal power connections.

postoffice thumb100 Cape Times reports that the SA Post Office (Sapo) has painted a bleak picture of its finances during the 2022-23 financial year.

ancThe Star reports that on Monday protesters, dressed in ANC regalia, paraded placards stating “Pay the agreed salary increase now” and sang and danced on Pixley Ka Seme Street outside the ANC offices in Joburg demanding the 8% increases that were allegedly promised by the governing party.

parliamentEWN reports that parliament has defended an almost 70% salary hike for its secretary, Xolile George, a year into the job. It asserts that it was a thorough and objective process.

prasaNews24 reports that according to the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa), the people living on Cape Town's troubled central railway line are expected to be relocated by the end of this year at a cost of R179 million.

earningsThe Mercury reports that the cost-of-living crisis is hitting hard, leaving workers who earn the national minimum wage (NMW) of R25.42 an hour unable to afford the three core household expenses of transport, electricity and food.

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

cosatuPretoria News reports that labour federation Cosatu is the latest organisation to launch an attack on City of Tshwane mayor Cilliers Brink, calling for his resignation.

MantasheFin24 reports that Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) Minister Gwede Mantashe has repeated an analogy he used to describe the exodus of Transnet executives, by saying Mpho Makwana's resignation as Eskom chair reminded him of mice fleeing methane underground.

sandf thumb medium90 89News24 reports that amid mounting calls for answers about a fire that killed six soldiers at the SA Army's Combat Training Centre in Lohatla in the Northern Cape on Friday, the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) said it would launch an investigation into the matter.

Stats SABusinessLive reports that SA was home to 62,027,503 persons as of 2022, which was over 10-million more than the 51.7-million counted in 2011. Of those, more than half – 31,948-million or 51.5% – were female and 30,078-million were male.

AbsaIOL News reports that two Absa bank employees have been convicted of fraud and money laundering in the Gqeberha Specialised Commercial Crimes Court. Florika Shenay Owusu and Abongile Tyusha will be sentenced in March next year.

newsThe Citizen reports that both Eskom and Transnet are now without permanent CEOs while the country is in crises regarding power and logistics. This means that there is no executive management to hold to account.