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.

pscCaxton Network News reports that the Public Service Commission (PSC) has praised officials from SA Revenue Service (SARS) and the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) who refused to take a bribe at the Beitbridge port of entry.

mpumaLowvelder reports that Mpumalanga’s acting MEC for community safety, security and liaison, Busisiwe Shiba, expressed shock at the latest incident in which a traffic officer was killed.

handshake thumb medium90 90BL Premium reports that following months of talks and recent threats to embark on a wage strike, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has signed a two-year deal with employers in the bus passenger sector for increases of 5% and 6.5%.

SowetanLive reports that nearly six months after losing his eye during a vicious attack by a hyena at a Musina game farm in Limpopo, Frans Ndlovu is reflecting on the incident that has changed his life.

southafricalogoThe Citizen reports that a 34-year-old former Department of Home Affairs (DHA) employee will spend the weekend behind bars after being arrested on fraud and corruption charges. Malusi Mlondo appeared briefly in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Thursday and was remanded in custody.

WesgroFinancial Mail reports that according to estimates by Wesgro, the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, the summer cruise season has created thousands of permanent jobs in the province.

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sasolMoneyweb reports that Sasol’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Hanré Rossouw has resigned from the group and will leave at the end of October 2024. This was confirmed by the chemicals and energy company on Thursday morning.

safpuTimesLIVE reports that the general secretary of the SA Football Players' Union (Safpu), Nhlanhla Shabalala, says they were not surprised by the resignation of the organisation’s president Thulaganyo Gaoshubelwe.

strike thumb medium85 85TimesLIVE reports that the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services has warned magistrates who have threatened to strike over wages that doing so will be illegal, improper and unbecoming.

Middelburg Observer reports that the old Pick n Pay centre in the Middelburg central business district is currently under lockdown after a man fell through the roof of the centre near the Walter Sisulu Street entrance of the sparsely occupied centre.

numGroundUp reports that angry mineworkers disrupted the May Day rally hosted by Cosatu at the Elkah Stadium in Soweto on Wednesday.

protestGroundUp reports that scores of people working in hospitals and clinics across Gauteng gathered outside the offices of the Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) for a night vigil on Wednesday.

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

strike thumb medium85 85Fin24 reports that industrial action continued to decrease in 2023, with 83 worker strikes reported last year, according to the Casual Workers Advice Office’s (CWAO’s) Strike Barometer.

handcuffsIOL News reports that the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has arrested a Bronkhorspruit Detective Services police officer who allegedly pocketed R500 that was meant as part of the bail money of a suspect who was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

sapsIOL News reports that former Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane and his five co-accused, who were arrested in connection with two police tenders totalling more than R54 million, will have their case heard in the Pretoria Regional Court.

handcuffsNews24 reports that a Thai national accused of human trafficking will remain in police custody pending further investigations and the attendance of a Thai court interpreter.

postoffice thumb100 Fin24 reports that business rescue practitioners (BRPs) for the SA Post Office (SAPO) say their application for funding from the Temporary Employment Relief Scheme (TERS) has been rejected. This means retrenchments – which the application had hoped to limit – will have to be implemented as planned.

newsTimesLIVE reports that the Department of Health (DOH) has dismissed social media reports of a new Covid-19 variant and asked the public to ignore the misleading message.

easterncape thumb100 News24 reports that an attorney has questioned what prompted the State to charge his client in connection with allegations that he submitted a fake matric certificate to the Eastern Cape government when he was hired in 2002, even though the client had already been cleared in disciplinary proceedings.

nedlacEngineering News reports that organised business, labour, community and government represented in the National Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) have urged all employers to support and allow their employees to vote in the upcoming general elections on 29 May.

goldfieldsEngineering News reports that long-serving Gold Fields CFO Paul Schmidt, who is also an executive director of the listed gold mining company, is to proceed on early retirement.

gavel thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that the Hawks in the Free State on Monday announced that the owners of two companies alleged to have scammed the Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) were arrested last week.

southafricalogoThe Citizen reports that civil servants have been generously remunerated over the last five years – taking home nearly R3 billion’s worth of performance bonuses, 13th cheques and incentives.

handcuffsThe Citizen reports that the military, police, and Hawks swooped down to close an illegal mining operation in the North West recently, arresting over 140 suspected undocumented foreigners in the process.

SolidarityBusiness Report writes that Solidarity has vehemently disagreed with the Minerals Council of SA’s (MCSA’s) assertion that mineworkers are among the best-paid employees in SA.

Sibanye StillwaterBL Premium reports that its 2023 annual report released on Friday, Sibanye-Stillwater laid bare its efforts to tackle the illegal miners who have infiltrated its operations to fleece the group of millions of rand in precious metals.

sabcBL Premium reports that war has erupted between President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office and the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) over the alleged targeting of the national broadcaster’s executive through a security vetting process by the State Security Agency (SSA).

gavel thumb100 IOL News reports that a 34-year-old Eastern Cape businessman is the latest to appear in court over allegations of Covid-19 Temporary Employer Relief Scheme (Ters) fraud.