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.

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News reports that the Labour Court in Gqeberha has ruled that LexisNexis must employ a man whose signed contract was revoked after the company learned that he had a criminal record dating back from 2001.

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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.

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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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.