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Principal fired for raft drowning wins job back

A bargaining chamber for teachers has ordered the Gauteng Education Department to reinstate the principal of Parktown Boys' High School, Malcolm Williams, after he was fired in December last year following the death of a grade eight pupil at a school camp, says a TimesLIVE report. 


Another court defeat for Public Protector

The Public Protector is on a legal losing streak with the latest setback coming in the Labour Court, which has ruled against her in a dispute involving two staff members.


DA remains silent on De Lille legal costs

The DA has been tight-lipped over the alleged discreet payment of nearly R1m in court-awarded legal costs to Public Works & Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille.


Unions blamed for black nurses earning less

The Labour Appeal Court has placed the blame on unions for events that led to three black nursing professionals being paid less than their white colleagues at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT).


ANC fails to pay employees' pension dues

Families of deceased ANC employees are suffering because Luthuli House had not been contributing to their pension and provident funds for more than two years, despite making deductions from their salaries, says a Sunday Times report.


'Professor' seeks to stop newspaper report

The sensitive issue of whether the head of the Motheo College in Bloemfontein and former board member of education authority Umalusi may call herself ‘professor’ will be examined in the Free State High Court today.


Are Restraints of Trade Valid in a Time of Covid?

Consider this unhappy (but not unlikely) scenario: For whatever reason, you part ways with your fellow director/shareholder (or perhaps a key employee), who goes off immediately to join (or found) the opposition.


Employers: Beware the “Casual Worker” Myth!

Employees in South Africa enjoy strong protections under a raft of laws such as the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and the Employment Equity Act (EEA).


Can an Employee Who Refuses Vaccination be Fired?

Most of us will celebrate the day we are offered a COVID-19 vaccination, but here in South Africa as overseas it seems inevitable that a significant number of people will refuse to be vaccinated. The reasons given for this stance have been many and varied, some mainstream and reasonable, others less so.


Municipal manager's 'golden handshake' slammed

The Ugu District Municipality's decision to terminate the employment of municipal manager Dhanpalan Naidoo has been slammed by opposition parties which did not agree with how the matter was handled.


Butcher fired for not obeying Covid-19 rules

Stuurman Mogotsi – an assistant butchery manager at processed meat manufacturer Eskort, who went to work after testing positive for Covid-19 and even hugged a colleague who suffered from comorbidities – was dismissed fairly.


Woman awarded nearly R4m for workplace sexual assault

It took a Jansenville woman employed in the former Ikwezi local municipality more than a decade to secure justice for the sexual assault perpetrated on her by her immediate boss, corporate services manager Xola Jack, in November 2009.


Now Mazzone's qualifications questioned

DA chief whip Natasha Mazzone's qualifications has come under scrutiny following the suspension of the party's Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela amid claims that he lied about his Bcom degree.


Eskom wins opening skirmish in Econ Oil dispute

Eskom won some relief in its battle to set aside a R14bn contract with fuel oil suppliers including Econ Oil yesterday when the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) suspended an earlier arbitration award that had been made in Econ’s favour.


Clerk allegedly fired for spurning advances

A financial clerk who alleges she was fired after spurning sexual advances by her manager at the embattled state-owned Northwest Transport Investment (NTI) is demanding reinstatement.


621 lose jobs in SABC shake-up

The SABC is retrenching 621 employees in a major shake-up as part of the cash-strapped broadcaster’s turnaround process.


CCMA being run from Internet café

The R500m budget cut at the CCMA has plunged the statutory body into crisis, says a Business Day report. The Casual Workers Advice Office (CWAO) has claimed the budget cuts have decreased the CCMA’s capacity to deliver basic services.


Minister reveals massive Ters fraud by employers

Employers who made fraudulent claims under the Covid-19 wage protection scheme have refunded slightly more than R2bn to the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), Employment & Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi told Parliament yesterday, notes Business Day.


Ruling upholds restraint of trade agreement

Three companies that manufacture and market lubricants and other specialist chemicals have managed to stop former employees from contravening restraint of trade agreements for 14 months from the time they resigned.


Unfair dismissal case before the CCMA nine times

A protracted battle is playing out between 22 dismissed employees and their employer, a teaching council, at the CCMA. The matter between the employees and the SA Council for Education (Sace) has been before the CCMA nine times since 2019.





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