PSA rejects call to ban cellphones at Department
of Home Affairs front desks
reports that the Public Servants Association of SA (PSA) has
condemned a suggestion by Parliament's home affairs portfolio
committee to ban cellphone use during working hours at the front
desks at the Department of Home Affairs.
Forcing pension fund to invest in bankrupt SOEs
could lead to court challenge
Premium reports that one of SA's largest fixed-income lenders
says any attempt by the government to force pension funds to invest
in bankrupt state-owned companies (SOEs) is likely to spark a
Constitutional Court (ConCourt) challenge.
'Opportunists' used the picture to 'spread
hate', says suspended Schweizer-Reneke teacher
Citizen reports that at a press conference held by trade union
Solidarity, suspended Schweizer-Reneke teacher Elana Barkhuizen was
in tears as she read out a statement in Afrikaans.
Sibanye, Lonmin extend merger longstop date to 30
June following appeal by Amcu
Weekly reports that precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater and
platinum group metals miner Lonmin have agreed to extend the longstop
date for the transaction in which Sibanye will acquire all of
Lonmin' issued share capital.
Government considers shortening internship
periods for doctors to alleviate bottlenecks
reports that shortening doctorsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ internships from two years to one
year is being mooted to alleviate the strain in the training of
Sibanye banks on US mines, high palladium price
as Amcu strike at gold mines spreads
Weekly reports that Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman on
Tuesday responded to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction
Union's (Amcu's) announcement of secondary strike action.
Joburg metro cop arrested in Soweto for taking
reports that a Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer
was arrested on Monday after he allegedly took a R10 bribe from a
taxi driver in Soweto.
Success of national minimum wage threatened by
exemption clause allowing only 10% reduction
Bisseker writes that the new national minimum wage (NMW) of R20 an
hour came into effect on 1 January and, though it's too early to
tell how well the exemption process is working, there are already
allegations from business of bad faith.
SANDF warrant officer arrested in alleged
reports that a warrant officer in the SA National Defence Force
(SANDF) was due to appear in the Thaba Tshwane military court on
Tuesday following his arrest for alleged involvement in a
Smelters won't survive 15% Eskom tariff hike
and thousands of jobs will be at risk, ferroalloys industry warns
reports that as hearings into EskomÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s proposed tariff increase
kicked off on Monday, the ferroalloy industry warned it would not
survive a double-digit increase in electricity prices.
BMF to meet Denel over appointment of white Group
CEO, before considering legal action
reports that the Black Management Forum (BMF) will first meet with
state-owned arms manufacturer Denel before considering legal action
over its concerns that a white male, Daniel du Toit, was recently
appointed group CEO.
Suspended Schweizer-Reneke teacher to speak out
at Solidarity press conference on Tuesday
reports that Solidarity is expected to announce legal action on
Tuesday to have what it described as the "unlawful suspension"
of Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher Elana Barkhuizen lifted.
Amcu to conduct secondary strike at Sibany's
platinum mines from 22 January in support of ongoing gold strike
Weekly reports that the Association of Mineworkers and
Construction Union (Amcu) on Monday confirmed it would be embarking
on secondary strike action at Sibanye-Stillwater's platinum
operations in SA from 22 January.