Workers hand over memorandum to Seriti Klipspruit Colliery amid retrenchment

SABC News reports that over 600 workers at Seriti Klipspruit Colliery in Mpumalanga face job losses as the company has issued a Section 189 notice of retrenchment to the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). In response, NUM organised a march to the company’s Sandton offices to deliver a memorandum. Some 100 coal miners affiliated with […]

Adjudicator handles pension fund disputes between workers and employees

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Sowetan Live reports that Muvhango Lukhaimane, is the Pension Fund Adjudicator and her office is legally empowered to handle pension fund disputes between workers and their employees. Having grown up in Venda, Limpopo, Lukhaimane has Masters in Law and an MBA degree and says her career path to the pension space was not planned. “I sort of […]

Economists predict another big fuel price hike in October

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The Citizen reports that last month saw a substantial increase in fuel costs, with petrol rising by about R1.71 per litre and diesel surging by R2.80 per litre. However, the storm is far from over as experts forecast even more pain at the pump in October. Frank Blackmore, lead economist at KPMG, expressed his concerns about […]

Staff at Rooiwal and Pretoria West power stations fear for their jobs

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EWN writes that on Monday, officials from the municipality’s energy task team held a media briefing at the Rooiwal power station where they announced the city was looking at leasing the two stations to independent power producers. The Tshwane Municipality said that years of mismanagement, neglect and vandalism had led to two of its power […]

Employee speaks out after harassment by municipal official

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OFM reports that employees of the Matjhabeng Local Municipality in Welkom handed Mayor Thanduxolo Khalipa a memorandum, highlighting various issues, including sexual harassment. An employee Selwane Mfana claimed she was humiliated by a senior accounting officer of the municipality who sexually harassed her during a job interview. She said the officer touched and hugged her […]

Big changes for parental leave on the cards

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Business Tech reports that a new case against the Minister of Employment and Labour looks to create a new gender-neutral maternity leave. In August 2023, the Gauteng High Court heard arguments in the case Van Wyk and Others v the Minister of Employment and Labour and Others. In this matter, Werner and Ika Van Wyk’s application […]

NUM & Minerals Council mourn death of 18 M&R employees killed in bus crash

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Mining Weekly writes that the Minerals Council South Africa and trade union the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) are mourning the death of those killed in an accident between a bus and a truck, near diamond miner De Beers’ Venetia mine, in Limpopo, on the afternoon of September 17. JSE-listed engineering and contractor group Murray & Roberts (M&R) earlier confirmed […]

3 000 jobs on the line as Sibanye-Stillwater starts retrenchment talks at Kloof

Fin24 reports that Sibanye-Stillwater has issued retrenchment notices at its Kloof 4 shaft, which could potentially affect as many as 3 000 workers at the gold mining operation near Carletonville. Last week Thursday, Sibanye-Stillwater said it would consult with organised labour in terms of section 189A of the Labour Relations Act regarding the possible restructuring […]