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Publicly breastfeeding challenges entrenched gender dynamics

Despite the fact that South Africa has a 30-year history of actively promoting breastfeeding through government campaigns, attitudes towards breastfeeding in public often provoke heated reactions...

Issued by BabyYumYum 2 days ago

Energy transition's impact on jobs needs standardised metrics

In March this year the National Union of Metal Workers went to court to prevent the energy minister from signing the much-delayed renewable energy purchase agreements on the basis that there would be huge job losses...

By Nicci Botha 2 days ago

Wage agreement ends postal strike

The South African Post Office (SAPO) and trade unions have reached an agreement on salary adjustments, bringing an end to the two-week postal strike...

3 days ago

#SourceAfrica2018: Why Africa's clothing sector could lead in responsible sourcing

Whether you are a retailer, brand or manufacturer, the need to proactively manage social compliance issues in your supply chain has never been greater...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Jul 2018

When is hearsay evidence enough in a labour dispute case?

The Labour Court in South Africa was recently tasked with considering the weight that should be attached to the transcribed record of an internal disciplinary hearing...

By Lauren Salt and JJ van der Walt 4 Jul 2018

Sibanye-Stillwater commits to safety after poor accident record

After a half-year plagued by mine accidents in which more than 20 workers have died, Sibanye-Stillwater says it has come up with a plan of action, along with other stakeholders, to address health and safety at its operations...

2 Jul 2018

Duty of care considerations for travelling employees

Business travel is part of the day-to-day job for a growing cohort of employees, but brings with it its own set of risks, demanding that organisations exercise the utmost duty of care...

28 Jun 2018

Izusa Carriers truck driver strike comes to an end

About 100 truck drivers from Izusa Carriers have ceased striking after they signed a resolution agreement with the Motor Transport Workers Union (MTWU)...

20 Jun 2018

How far can a company slash wages and benefits to maximise profits? ConCourt will decide

The Constitutional Court recently heard a case which will determine the extent to which an employer is allowed to slash salaries and benefits in order to maximise profits and to dismiss employees who refuse the change in work conditions...

By Mluleki Marongo 20 Jun 2018

Sibanye promises to improve safety

Sibanye-Stillwater says its current safety record is unacceptable ...

20 Jun 2018

Food delivery men say they're exploited

Immigrants working for food delivery companies like Uber Eats, MrD Food, and OrderIn as independent contractors say they are exploited. Often they use their own motorbikes, pay their own insurance...

By Tariro Washinyira 20 Jun 2018

Eskom, labour unions head back to negotiation table

Power utility, Eskom, and labour unions have agreed to go back to the negotiation table to bring an end to protest action, which has disrupted the supply of electricity...

18 Jun 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The propaganda of optimism

If South Africa is reality, then Malta is wonderland. Or vice versa, as I've discovered on a visit back to the old country...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 15 Jun 2018

Strike action leaves SA in the dark

Eskom left large chunks of the country in the dark on Thursday night when it implemented stage one load shedding, blaming the black out on sabotage by striking workers...

By Nicci Botha 15 Jun 2018

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