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.

nxesiThe Star reports that Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) Minister Thulas Nxesi has dismissed claims that he was one of three ministers who solicited a bribe of R500 million.

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

ConCourtPretoria News reports that the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) is to cast a fresh eye on the issue of whether it is fair to fire employees working beyond their retirement age.

newsNews24 reports that a patient, who apparently suffers from acute psychosis, stabbed a nurse with a knife at Bhisho Hospital because he refused to share a cigarette with him.

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

RamokgopaTimesLIVE reports that Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has promised that Eskom workers will enjoy a “better Christmas” if the power utility improves generation capacity.

sandf thumb medium90 89BL Premium reports that the “imminent danger” posed by illegal miners has necessitated a multidisciplinary approach, with the muscle of a brigade from the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) soon kicking into gear.

BL Premium reports that precious metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater has concluded a five-year wage deal with labour unions at its Kroondal platinum mine. Sibanye Stillwater

newsFin24 reports that SA trade union membership decreased by half a million in the year to end March, with 10 unions deregistering over the course of the year.

earningsCity Press writes that the state in SA has some of the highest paid public sector workers in the world. The government workforce is almost 2 million.

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 3 November 2023.

durbanSunday Tribune reports that a senior manager in the eThekwini Municipality’s water and sanitation unit was shot dead on Friday night.

GoldOneTimesLIVE reports that Gold One is moving with speed on the disciplinary hearings of employees suspended for allegedly holding co-workers hostage underground.

southafricalogoSunday Independent reports that the government is tightening the screws on the hiring of new employees in its bid to cut costs as part of responding to the current challenging fiscal environment.

transnetlogo thumb100 Business Times reports that two former Transnet executives and the board chair of Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) are believed to be front-runners for the position of group CEO at the state-owned rail and ports company.

satawu thumb medium90 101The Mercury reports that Cosatu and its affiliate, the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu), have postponed a planned nationwide strike on Friday as they continue to engage with the Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan over their concerns about the privatisation of Transnet.

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

newsIOL News reports that police in Durban are investigating a case of robbery after a group of men stormed the Checkers store in Windermere Centre on Thursday morning.

gunNews24 reports that SANParks and the City of Cape Town are concerned about the spike in crime on hiking trails. On Thursday, SANParks rangers were held up at gunpoint on Lion's Head in Cape Town when they responded to a pre-dawn robbery complaint.

durbanGroundUp reports that hundreds of retrenched Presidential Employment Programme (PEP) workers attempted to storm the Durban City Hall in a protest on Wednesday.

GoldOneSowetanLive reports that at least 34 mineworkers who allegedly held 500 of their colleagues hostage underground at a Springs mine last week have been suspended.

Virgin ActiveFin24 reports that Virgin Active, which is 67% owned by Christo Wiese-backed Brait, is restructuring, which will affect a "small percentage" of jobs at its local head office in Claremont, Cape Town.

handshake thumb medium90 90BL Premium reports that on Thursday diamond producer De Beers signed a five-year wage deal with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) that has been hailed as bringing stability in the diamond sector.

hawksIOL News reports that the Hawks (Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation) have issued a warning to women to be vigilant amid a “rapid increase of dating scam incidents” in Limpopo province.

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

GoldOneGroundUp reports that the Springs mine where hundreds of miners were held underground last week is to hold an employee ballot to decide on union rights, according to chief executive Jonathan Hericourt.

bladenzimandeBusinessLive reports that the Pretoria High Court has ordered Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande to immediately retract a government gazette notice that announced the appointment of an administrator for the University of SA (Unisa).

GodongwanaBL Premium reports that labour federations and opposition political parties dismissed the medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) presented on Wednesday to parliament by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana as yet another indication the government wasfailing to steward the economy.

CapeTownlogoEWN reports that the City of Cape Town is concerned by the ongoing attacks on its staff members in the townships. According to the city, these attacks are standing in the way of delivering services to communities.

sapsTimesLIVE reports that police officers have in the past come under scrutiny for not being in the best shape to tackle SA’s criminals.