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.

sandf thumb medium90 89News24 reports that it has been more than eight months since a SA National Defence Force (SANDF) soldier disappeared from the SA Army Infantry School in Oudtshoorn.

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see summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that recently appeared.

OldMutualBL Premium reports that Old Mutual chair Trevor Manuel has hailed the move by the group to set its minimum wage at R180,000 a year as one of the highlights of its 2023 financial year.

EmfuleniCity Press reports that in the seven years between 2013 and 2020, the struggling Emfuleni Local Municipality in Gauteng splurged R500 million on law firms to defend labour disputes.

medicaldoctorCity Press reports that sitting at home is not an option for an unemployed KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) doctor and she would rather volunteer for free than go insane.

sanral thumb100 Fin24 reports that two top officials of the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) remain suspended on full pay after more than six months without being afforded a disciplinary hearing.

coega thumb100 Business Times reports that as the government prepares to develop more special economic zones (SEZs), Coega in the Eastern Cape has seen its income jump 15.9% to R18.9bn in two years, along with an increase in employment.

ambulanceGroundUp reports that Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers in Nelson Mandela Bay protested outside the City Hall on Wednesday, calling for safer working conditions.

protestNews24 reports that angry parents shut down a Durban primary school on Thursday after the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education (DOE) allegedly brought in a new principal without consulting the school governing body (SGB).

citypowerThe Citizen reports that the City of Johannesburg’s electricity utility City Power has refuted claims of a protest by some of its subcontractors.

FortHareNews24 reports that on Thursday, the Dimbaza Magistrate’s Court in the Eastern Cape granted bail of R50,000 each to 10 of the accused in the University of Fort Hare (UFH) fraud and corruption case.

education blackboard thumb medium80 92GroundUp reports that according to Eastern Cape Department of Education, since November, 131 schools in the Nelson Mandela Bay region have been robbed.

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

Sibanye StillwaterBL Premium reports that Sibanye-Stillwater has announced additional restructuring at some of its SA gold mining operations that could result in 4,000 more job losses.

City Press reports that employees in the troubled Matjhabeng Local Municipality in the Free State were allegedly ordered to pay between R1,000 and R10,000 towards the hosting of an ANC gala dinner to raise funds for elections.

PanyazaLesufiThe Citizen reports that Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi has called the 2,500 military veterans who are joining the province’s traffic wardens, “the generation that will end lawlessness in our province”.

joburgcityThe Citizen reports that former Gauteng premier Mbhazima Shilowa has lashed out at the mayor of Johannesburg, Kabelo Gwamanda, for his surprisingly massive security detail.

MsunduziThe Witness reports that the suspended Msunduzi municipal manager Lulamile Mapholoba has taken the city to the Labour Court, seeking an interdict stopping the City from going ahead with the suspension.

KPMGSowetanLive reports that arrested former bursaries specialist at KPMG, Fidelis Moema, is a director of six companies, two of which have been deregistered for noncompliance.

nsfasThe Witness reports that the uMgungundlovu TVET College’s Northdale campus was shut down on Tuesday following student protests over the non-payment of National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) allowances.

medicaldoctorIOL News reports that a week after unemployed doctors staged a sit-in at the headquarters in Pietermaritzburg of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health (DOH), an agreement has been reached.

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

handcuffsTimesLIVE reports that on Tuesday, police arrested a Zimbabwean man who was caught in Sabie with equipment suspected of being used for illegal mining.

citypowerTimesLIVE reports that according to City Power, there is no “crisis” within the entity and its contractors are not downing tools but working as usual.

gavel thumb100 GroundUp reports that the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has set aside the sanctions imposed by the SA Council for Educators (SACE) on two teachers who assaulted learners, and directed that it reconsider its decisions in line with the best interest of learners.

parliamentIOL News reports that former National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is off the hook after the Powers and Privileges Committee dropped an investigation against her for greatly inflating the salary of the Secretary to Parliament, Xolile George.

newsBL Premium reports that after trading for 45 years, Ellies Holdings is shutting down after a failed campaign to win over the local renewable energy market.

MotsoalediEngineering News reports that Department of Home Affairs (DHA) Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Tuesday denied that his department had cancelled the Critical Skills Work Visa and emphasised its importance.

JMPDThe Citizen reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the City of Johannesburg is concerned about the death of a Joburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer at the hands of the SA Police Service (SAPS).

ujNews24 reports that furniture worth more than R1 million, R250,000 for "decorations", R243,821 for appliances, R165,581 for an intercom system and R36,000 for a skylight are some of the requisitions approved for a makeover for the official residence of the vice-chancellor (VC) of the University of Johannesburg (UJ), Professor Letlhokwa Mpedi.