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.

AsisaFin24 reports that according to the Association of Savings and Investment SA (Asisa), pension fund administrators are facing a "monumental task" to ensure changes to pension funds can be made before the ‘two-pot’ system is implemented later this year.

denosa thumb medium60 92News24 reports that more than 200 nurses will stage a sit-in at the offices of the Department of Health (DOH) in the North West on Monday, to demand their immediate employment at clinics and hospitals.

strike thumb medium85 85Engineering News reports that the Dube TradePort Corporation, an agency of the KwaZulu-Natal government, has announced that 112 employees, members of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu), have gone on strike.

KPMGThe Citizen reports that Fidelis Moema, the former KPMG employee accused of stealing R16.5 million in bursary funds, will remain in custody as he waits to find out on Friday whether he will be released on bail or not.

sapsIOL News reports that the man who shot and killed an on-duty Atlantis police officer was found on Thursday and shot dead while refusing to surrender.

Sibanye StillwaterMiningmx reports that Sibanye-Stillwater is to close the 4B shaft at its Marikana platinum operations near Brits affecting 1,496 employees and 54 contractors, some five years after the group initially proposed closing it down in 2019.

gunNews24 reports that Western Cape police are investigating the death of a police officer shot during a domestic violence dispute in Mamre.

protestNews24 reports that some female security guards who claimed their contracts were terminated without reason stripped off their clothing during a protest in the hope of getting the attention of the Gauteng Department of Health (DOH).

In Thursday’s editorial, Business Day notes that this month marks 100 years since the promulgation of the Industrial Conciliation Act in 1924, a pivotal piece of legislation that formed the basis for future SA’s labour relations.

newsBusiness Report writes that Ster-Kinekor has confirmed that it has been forced to issue retrenchment notices to 236 employees as it restructures its business and streamlines costs due to dwindling attendance numbers at its SA cinemas, coupled with other challenges.

FortHareNews24 reports that University of Fort Hare (UFH) service provider Terrence Joubert is alleged to have concealed information that his alleged accomplice, Isaac Plaatjies, had fake qualifications.

nursing thumb medium90 93IOL News reports that an Eastern Cape nurse who was found guilty of fraud and corruption has been sentenced this week to either pay a fine of R20,000 or serve four years direct imprisonment.

Stats SABL Premium reports that despite the slight moderation in consumer prices in March, economists say it is becoming increasingly unlikely inflation will dip below 5% during the first half of the year.

imfFin24 reports that according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), SA's unemployment rate is projected to rise to 33.5% this year and worsen to 33.9% in 2025.

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education90BL Premium reports that the number of vacant teacher posts in SA’s state schools soared 28% in the past three years, from more than 24,000 in 2021 to more than 31,000 in 2024.

petrolpumpBusinessLive writes that fuel prices have reached record-high increases over the past three years, despite the government not increasing the General Fuel Levy or Road Accident Fund (RAF) levy.

FortHareThe Citizen reports that businessman, Justin Peter King, has been added as the twenty-first accused in the University of Fort Hare (UFH) fraud and corruption case.

labourcourtsIOL News reports that the Labour Court in Gqeberha has ruled that LexisNexis must employ a man whose signed contract was revoked after the company learned that he had a criminal record dating back from 2001.

news shutterstockIn our Wednesday morning roundup, see
summaries of our selection of South African
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BL Premium reports that calculations done by SA’s biggest asset manager, Ninety One, show that personal inflation has outstripped the official consumer price index (CPI) data from Stats SA, leaving consumers much poorer.

newsSowetanLive reports that increasing levels of crimes and gun violence linked to illegal mining activities are what drove a Mpumalanga community to take the law into its hands by burning houses rented out to zama zamas.

education blackboard thumb medium80 92News24 reports that the Free State Department of Education has suspended a teacher from Hoërskool Henti Cilliers in Virginia, amid allegations that he raped a matric pupil.

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that a Free State traffic officer has been sentenced to five years in prison on two counts of corruption.

ramaphosaSowetanLive reports that Slindokuhle Khoza, 23, was very excited when President Cyril Ramaphosa called her from the crowd during his walk on the streets of Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg, at the weekend when he was campaigning for the upcoming elections.

protestThe Citizen reports that learning remained suspended at some schools in Hazyview in Mpumalanga on Tuesday as teachers staged a protest at the provincial Department of Education’s (DOE’s) White Hazy Circuit.

nsfasNews24 reports that Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has appointed Freeman Nomvalo, the former CEO of the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants, as the administrator of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

southafricalogoBusiness Times reports that the Department of Mineral Resources & Energy (DMRE) is looking into revamping its licensing regime to make it easy for artisanal mining to operate legally.

ujSunday Independent reports that a former University of Johannesburg (UJ) lecturer who was dismissed in March 2020 has accused the institution’s legal representative of accessing her medical report without her consent.

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107City Press reports that two criminal cases, one of assault on a pregnant woman and the other of drunk driving, against Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department boss Isaac Mapiyeye have been referred to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) for further investigation.