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.

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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summaries of our selection of South African
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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.

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.

news shutterstockIn our Thursday morning roundup, see
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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.