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Legalities of dismissing striking employees, despite compliance with ultimatum
Legalities of dismissing striking employees, despite compliance with ultimatumArticle

Are employers, who issue provisional ultimatums to employees who participate in unprotected strike action, legally allowed to dismiss employees who comply with the ultimatum...?

Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 1 day ago

Cape Town City Ballet presents Mthuthuzeli November's Ingoma at Artscape in May
Cape Town City Ballet presents Mthuthuzeli November's Ingoma at Artscape in MayArticle

Mthuthuzeli November's Olivier award-winning Ingoma will make its South African premiere at the Artscape Theatre Centre from 19 May 2021. The ballet forms part of Cape Town City Ballet's autumn season.

22 Apr 2021

Carrying weapons during strike action can get you dismissed
Carrying weapons during strike action can get you dismissedArticle

The Labour Appeal Court has ruled that employees can be dismissed for carrying weapons during a strike and it is reasonable to expect them to know that this is a dismissible offence...

Lizle Louw, Shane Johnson and Justin de Wet 14 Apr 2021

Team deployed to resolve strike at Mpumalanga labour office
Team deployed to resolve strike at Mpumalanga labour officeArticle

An executive management team from the Department of Employment and Labour has been dispatched to meet with unions, following disturbances...

18 Feb 2021

Lockout vs suspended strike: Can replacement labour be used?
Lockout vs suspended strike: Can replacement labour be used?Article

Whether replacement labour may be used where an employer has instituted a lockout in response to a strike which has subsequently been suspended by the trade union and employees concerned...

Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 3 Feb 2021

Luxor Paints workers awarded R38 million by CCMA
Luxor Paints workers awarded R38 million by CCMAArticle

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has awarded about R38 million in back-pay to 181 workers who were dismissed from a paint manufacturing company in 2018, and ordered their reinstatement...

Liezl Human 28 Jan 2021

Terence Williams, CEO of Aon South Africa
10 current and future risks influencing the insurance marketArticle

The State of Market in South Africa 2020 insurance survey of business and insurance landscapes both globally and locally provides 10 current and future risk trends...

Terence Williams 26 Nov 2020

A nurse participates in the drill to test their system capabilities for the Covid-19 coronavirus mass patients influx at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi.
Covid-19 exposes weaknesses in Kenya's healthcare system. And what can be doneArticle

There are reports that Kenya's hospital beds are filling up because of a surge in Covid-19 patients. This highlights concerns since the start of the pandemic, that the health systems of many African countries would quickly become overwhelmed...

Abdu Mohiddin & Marleen Temmerman 29 Jul 2020

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3 Apr 2020

5 reasons to insure your SME
5 reasons to insure your SMEArticle

Given the anticipated tough year ahead, it is essential that SMEs take the necessary precautions to adequately protect their businesses...

4 Feb 2020

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SAA industrial action: On the road to operational recoveryArticle

With all international and some regional flights back in operation, and domestic services carried out by sister airline Mango, South African Airways is on the road to operational recovery.

21 Nov 2019

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15 Nov 2019

Secret ballots don't infringe on the right to strike
Secret ballots don't infringe on the right to strikeArticle

The Labour Relations Amendment Act 8 of 2018 (LRAA), despite what some unions are claiming, was not drafted to punish them or deny members their constitutional right to embark on industrial action, says Advocate Tertius Wessels, legal director of Strata-g Labour Solutions...

24 Oct 2019

Air Chefs interdicts staff from downing tools
Air Chefs interdicts staff from downing toolsArticle

Air Chefs, a catering subsidiary of South African Airways (SAA), on Monday successfully interdicted industrial action by its staff...

8 Oct 2019

SAA engages pilots as threats of a strike loom
SAA engages pilots as threats of a strike loomArticle

South African Airways (SAA) is continuing to engage pilots who have threatened to embark on a strike...

30 Sep 2019

Banking strike: No proper procedure, no protected strike
Banking strike: No proper procedure, no protected strikeArticle

The right to strike is enshrined in our Constitution and is fiercely protected by trade unions. However, the right to strike is limited in certain circumstances and specific procedures need to be followed...

26 Sep 2019

What do you do when you drive past a strike?
What do you do when you drive past a strike?Article

There has been havoc around Gauteng recently with strikes and looting affecting motorists. In a recent incident, streets in Tshwane were closed following reports of looting...

30 Aug 2019

What are the new 'essential services'?
What are the new 'essential services'?Article

Essential services refer to those services that, if interrupted, would endanger the life, personal safety or health of the whole or any part of the population. Once a service is declared as an essential service, employees working in such services may not engage in strike action...

Kenneth Coster and Shane Johnson 31 Jul 2019

Why speaking ill of your employer in public may get you fired
Why speaking ill of your employer in public may get you firedArticle

In the recent matter, Ndzimande and Others v Didben N.O and Others (2 April 2019), the Labour Court considered the dismissal of three employees who made disparaging statements about their employer on public radio...

Kirsten Eiser and Shane Johnson 23 May 2019

Bus drivers have retained the right to strike following a ruling by the Essential Services Committee. Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks/GroundUp
Transport is not an essential service, committee findsArticle

The Essential Services Committee (ESC) has denied an application by the National Black Consumer Council to declare public transport an essential service...

Zoë Postman 10 May 2019

Too scared to come to work: Unauthorised absence after a strike
Too scared to come to work: Unauthorised absence after a strikeArticle

Strikes are frequently characterised by violence and non-striking employees are often apprehensive to report for duty, but can such employees be dismissed simply for failing to report for duty during such times...?

Fiona Leppan and Merrick Steenkam 26 Apr 2019

Former Sasol Coal miners claim more than R80 million for coal-related illnesses
Former Sasol Coal miners claim more than R80 million for coal-related illnessesArticle

Twenty-two former underground miners are claiming more than R80 million in damages from Sasol Coal after they contracted serious lung and other diseases as a result of years of inhaling coal dust while working in underground coal mines...

Ciaran Ryan 25 Apr 2019

Neal Froneman, CEO, Sibanye-Stillwater
Sibanye's wage agreement extension to Amcu is valid, court saysArticle

The Labour Court has declared that the extension of the gold wage agreement reached by Sibanye-Stillwater with the NUM, UASA and Solidarity to Amcu and other non-unionised employees is valid and lawful...

20 Mar 2019

Right to strike, but what about responsibility during a strike?
Right to strike, but what about responsibility during a strike?Article

South African industrial action has become synonymous with violent, unlawful conduct, as was discussed in the recent case of Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union & Others v KPMM Road & Earthworks (31 October 2018)...

Sanelisiwe Nyasulu 14 Mar 2019

SA's top 10 risks in 2019
SA's top 10 risks in 2019Article

The Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) released the fifth edition of its Risk Report: South Africa Risks 2019...

18 Feb 2019

How new code can bring order to strikes
How new code can bring order to strikesArticle

A new code of good practice governing various aspects of strike action came into effect on 1 January 2019. It is a welcome step towards eliminating violent and damaging strikes but its effectiveness remains to be seen in practice...

Johan Olivier and Lizle Louw 15 Feb 2019

DBE concerned over looming strike
DBE concerned over looming strikeArticle

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has expressed concern at the looming nationwide strike that is set to take place on Wednesday...

12 Feb 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Logistics & Transport
#BestofBiz 2018: Logistics & TransportArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Logistics & Transport site over the past year...

18 Dec 2018

There are big opportunities in manufacturing
There are big opportunities in manufacturingArticle

If you can find the right approach, there are big opportunities in manufacturing, even in South Africa...

Gavin Young 26 Sep 2018

Struggling with struggle songs during a strike
Struggling with struggle songs during a strikeArticle

Does the singing of struggle songs - with racial undertones - during a strike warrant dismissal of the employees...?

Johan Botes, Tracy Robbins and Rui Lopes 25 Sep 2018

Eskom spokesman, Khulu Phasiwe. Photo: Soweto Life Magazine
Eskom signs wage agreement with unionsArticle

Eskom has signed a wage agreement with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA).

31 Aug 2018

President João Lourenço. Photo: Angop
Angolan investment honeymoon looks to be overArticle

When Angolan President, João Lourenço, took power a year ago, there was a wave of market optimism and fresh investor interest...

23 Aug 2018

Eskom declares dispute with unions
Eskom declares dispute with unionsArticle

Eskom has declared a dispute with its three trade unions over preconditions introduced in wage negotiations...

16 Aug 2018

MyCiTi bus service in Khayelitsha remains suspended
MyCiTi bus service in Khayelitsha remains suspendedArticle

The City of Cape Town announced that the MyCiTi bus service in Khayelitsha remains suspended...

6 Aug 2018

Photo by Rhys Moult on Unsplash
Izusa Carriers truck driver strike comes to an endArticle

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

Strike action leaves SA in the dark
Strike action leaves SA in the darkArticle

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...

Nicci Botha 15 Jun 2018

PSA strike in violation of procedural rules
PSA strike in violation of procedural rulesArticle

Government and the Committee of Ministers has condemned the unilateral decision of the Public Servants Association (PSA) to embark on strike action, in violation of bargaining rules and processes...

6 Jun 2018

Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi
Motsoaledi calls for the arrest of violent hospital protestersArticle

Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has condemned violence and disorder perpetrated by staff members at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg...

1 Jun 2018

Still no MyCiTi bus service in Cape Town
Still no MyCiTi bus service in Cape TownArticle

The MyCiTi bus service remains suspended as the nationwide bus strike action continues, the City of Cape Town said on Sunday...

14 May 2018

Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash
MyCiTi service remains suspended as #BusStrike continuesArticle

NEWSWATCH: The MyCiTi service in the City of Cape Town remains suspended as the nationwide bus strike continues...

Ilse van den Berg 7 May 2018

South Africa's strike rate isn't as bad as it's made out to be
South Africa's strike rate isn't as bad as it's made out to beArticle

South Africa's parliament is currently debating amendments to the Labour Relations Act that will change how workers can go on strike...

Carin Runciman 25 Apr 2018

Notice of Golden Arrow bus strike action issued
Notice of Golden Arrow bus strike action issuedArticle

Golden Arrow has alerted its passengers to nationwide strike action which will affect the entire South African bus industry...

16 Apr 2018

Workers at DUT to return to work
Workers at DUT to return to workArticle

The Deputy Minister for Higher Education and Training, Buti Manamela, says he is pleased that workers at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) will return to work after a protracted strike...

2 Mar 2018

Meeting to discuss DUT labour dispute
Meeting to discuss DUT labour disputeArticle

Deputy Minister for Higher Education and Training, Buti Manamela, will next week meet with all parties involved in the ongoing labour disputes at the Durban University of Technology (DUT)...

23 Feb 2018

Staff strike forces DUT to delay the start of the academic year
Staff strike forces DUT to delay the start of the academic yearArticle

An ongoing staff strike at the beleaguered Durban University of Technology has forced the institution to delay the start of the academic year by a week...

Suthentira Govender 2 Feb 2018

Get to grips with the law on strikes
Get to grips with the law on strikesArticle

Strike action is an area of labour law where the stakes are high. A specialist new book addresses the challenges and suggests possible solutions based on the combined expertise of a panel of experts...

Issued by LexisNexis 1 Feb 2018

BM Food Manufacturers employees on strike over pay increase
BM Food Manufacturers employees on strike over pay increaseArticle

More than 230 workers from the BM Food Manufacturers Lanseria plant are on strike until their demand for a wage increase has been met...

12 Jan 2018

Photo: Royal Bafokeng Platinum
One person shot dead in protest at RBPlat mine on Wednesday nightArticle

A person was shot dead near Royal Bafokeng Platinum's (RBPlat's) North Shaft on Wednesday evening, during a protest by about 100 people including former employees of the company...

Allan Seccombe 12 Jan 2018

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