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R3.4bn stolen from UIF returned voluntarily

The UIF is on a mission to get back money fraudulently claimed through the UIF Covid-19 Ters scheme over the past few years, reports The Citizen.

PSA welcomes CCMA’s Public Protector ruling

The Public Servants' Association (PSA) has saluted the CCMA’s decision to order the reinstatement of the Public Protector's Free State head Sphelo Hamilton Samuel by Monday.

Cannabis user loses bid to get job back

A long-serving employee who was fired after repeatedly testing positive for cannabis, in breach of the company’s rules, has failed in her bid to be reinstated, reports GroundUp.

Ruling has ‘serious implications’ for NHI

The Department of Health’s ambitions for controlling where doctors work have been dealt a huge blow by the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria), after it declared the National Health Act’s provisions for issuing health establishments with a ‘certificate of need’ unconstitutional and invalid.

Department shuts down parts of Beaufort hospital

A large section of Fort Beaufort Provincial Hospital has been shut down by the Eastern Cape Department of Labour which has deemed 13 wards to be a health hazard, reports GroundUp.

Hlophe ‘vindicated’ by leave to appeal ruling

Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe’s legal team said they were vindicated by the ruling of the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) which granted him leave to appeal against his potential impeachment.

Millions paid to Cuban doctors, engineers

The government has spent more than R308m to pay Cuban doctors and engineers. That's according to a News24 report quoting Public Service & Administration Minister Thulas Nxesi, who was responding to a question from DA MP Mimmy Gondwe.

Bogus UIF victims desperate for answers

The Department of Employment & Labour has opened hundreds of fraud cases against companies that listed ghost employees for the UIF.

Another setback in Mkhwebane’s battle against Gordhan

The Constitutional Court on Wednesday delivered yet another blow to suspended Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, dismissing her leave to appeal a Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) judgment regarding former SARS Deputy Commissioner Ivan Pillay’s pension package.

Suspended senior government officials paid R12.2m

Six senior government officials have been paid R12.2m while on suspension, according to the Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele.

Four ‘humiliated’ employees claim R2m damages

After failing to have their manager at a popular Gqeberha decor and arts store convicted of crimen injuria, four former employees have gone the civil route, claiming a collective R2m in damages, reports HeraldLIVE.

Senior Master’s Office officials ‘persecuted’

Two high-ranking officials in the Master’s Office claim they are being persecuted for fighting corruption.

Doors closing on officials who dodge disciplinary hearings

Officials who resign to dodge disciplinary hearings will soon have nowhere to hide, reports Sunday Times Daily. This is according to the Department of Performance Monitoring & Evaluation’s Jonathan Timm.

Outsourcing firm battles collective wage extension

An operational outsourcing firm has asked the Johannesburg Labour Court to set aside Employment & Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi’s decision to extend a collective wage agreement to employers and workers who are not party to the National Bargaining Council for the road freight and logistics industry.

50 000 waste management jobs lost during pandemic

More than 50 000 people in the waste management sector lost their jobs because of the negative economic impact of Covid-19 between 2020 and 2021.

Kenyan Facebook moderator sues Meta

A man who worked as a Facebook moderator in Kenya is suing the platform's parent company, Meta, accusing it of human trafficking, forced labour and union-busting.

CCMA sets precedent with mandatory vaccination ruling

In what the Cape Times calls a precedent-setting ruling, the CCMA has found the retrenchment of an employee and non-payment of severance for refusing to comply with vaccination policy, to be fair.

Court dismisses Moyo’s application

The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has dismissed, with costs, former Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo’s application to have the company’s non-executive directors declared delinquent and in contempt of court.

Mkhwebane opens criminal case over Sibiya's appointment

The Office of the Public Protector has opened a criminal case against the City of Johannesburg, the latest salvo in a protracted battle over the appointment of the city’s head of its anti-corruption unit, Shadrack Sibiya.

Legal spat over school placement

In a desperate bid to get the courts to force Northcliff High in Johannesburg to admit two of his children, an indigent father asked his son, who is an advocate, to represent him without realising it was ‘improper’ because they are related.

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