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Probe unearths flaws in university execs' high pay

An inquiry by the Council for Higher Education (CHE) into the remuneration of university vice-chancellors has laid bare weaknesses in how the institutions remunerate their executives, warning that pay is often not linked to performance.

Fake qualifications scar Summit Africa boss

A prominent investment company – which manages R1.6bn in assets from Telkom and some municipal pension funds, as well as Alexforbes and a UK Government financier – has been rocked by a fake qualification controversy, says a Fin24 report.

Former top policeman's arbitration hearing deemed 'unfair'

A judgment delivered in the Labour Court in Cape Town this week found former policeman Jeremy Vearey, a major-general who was fired from the service in 2021, ostensibly for using the words ‘moer hulle’ on social media, was the subject of an unfair arbitration hearing following his dismissal.

Legal threat over SABC’s plans to cut rerun fees

The SABC now wants to stop paying fees for rebroadcasts which will deprive thousands of actors and writers of income from reruns.

Judge upholds employee's claim of constructive dismissal

An application by WesBank to review and set aside an arbitration award that found it guilty of unfairly dismissing a long-serving employee by making his continued employment intolerable has been dismissed by the Labour Court in Cape Town.

Leoka fired by President's council as woes pile up

President Cyril Ramaphosa has axed disgraced economist Thabi Leoka from his Presidential Economic Advisory Council.

VAT liability issues raised in EU case

It has been compulsory since 2017 for non-executive directors in SA to register for VAT once their fees exceed the R1m threshold.

Half of Post Office jobs on the line

Up to 6 000 SA Post Office (Sapo) workers – more than half the current workforce – could lose their jobs by the end of March.

The perils of moonlighting

The current state of the SA economy has created the need for many people to find ways to earn an extra income. Some people opt to take a second job or a ‘side hustle’.

Spar director fined R1m for defying ruling

The Johannesburg Labour Court has fined a Spar director R1m after he refused on more than one occasion to reinstate a worker who was unfairly dismissed.

Numsa president’s suspension declared invalid

It appears that the scales have tipped in favour of ousted National Union of Metal Workers of SA (Numsa) president Ruth Ntlokotse.

SARS ordered to pay agreed salary increase

The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has ruled that SARS must honour the last leg of a three-year wage deal signed with unions in 2019, which a Business Day report calls setback for one of the entities facing a funding shortfall as the Treasury trawls its coffers to make up for the mismatch between spending and revenue.

KZN attempts to prevent R10m asset seizure

The KZN provincial government is asking the Labour Court for a stay of execution after a CCMA ruling, authorising the court Sheriff to seize R10m worth of its assets on behalf of a former employee.

Independent Media delays severance payment

Independent Media, the publisher of The Cape Times, The Star, Isolezwe and The Mercury, has retrenched 128 employees to cut its wage bill, reports Fin24.

Public service fat cats among world's best paid

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana are under pressure to cut the state’s workforce, which has some of the highest paid workers in the world, reports City Press.

Couple restrained from using trade secrets

A freight company has successfully restrained a former employee and his wife from competing and diverting business away from it.

ConCourt wrestles with retirement age issue

The Constitutional Court yesterday cast a fresh eye on the issue of whether it is fair to fire employees working beyond their retirement age, notes a Pretoria News report.

R70m paid to suspended public servants

There are currently 3 265 disciplinary cases still outstanding in the public service, which has seen SA taxpayers spend nearly R70m in salaries for suspended government workers.

Employee axed for overtime fraud claims loses appeal

Clocking for overtime that has not been worked can have dire consequences – as a quality assurance poultry meat examiner found out.

Dismissal for exposing others to virus ruled fair

Going to work while awaiting the results of his Covid-19 test in July 2020 and allegedly spitting at a nurse cost a tow truck driver dearly after he was fired following a disciplinary hearing and the Gqeberha Labour Court confirmed that his dismissal was fair.

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