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Traffic officer loses R4m damages bid

City of Cape Town traffic officer Richard Joseph – who successfully appealed against his firing by the municipality – has lost his Western Cape High Court bid for damages of over R4m against the city.

Sheriff attaches municipaliy vehicles for employee

A legal dispute with an employee has resulted in a local sheriff attaching all official vehicles on the premises of the Emfuleni Local Municipality.

Law firms want RAF CEO’s appointment overturned

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) CEO made several ‘misrepresentations’ in his CV when he applied for the job, and no one bothered to check that at the time.

Worker loses racist Facebook rant appeal

An Clover employee has failed in his bid to be reinstated after being dismissed for a Facebook posting in which he said all white people should be killed, reports News 24.

School water polo coach dismissed for 'dishonesty'

Reddam House Bedfordview in Johannesburg has dismissed water polo coach David Mackenzie following a disciplinary hearing over claims that he had lied about his past.

End of the road for Khehla Sitoli?

National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole has been served with a notice of intention to suspend. It has been reported that this follows four years of vicious infighting within the SAPS and allegations of gross mismanagement, particularly with regards to the PPE debacle.

Limpopo Premier wants writ set aside

The Office of the Premier in Limpopo has filed an urgent application in the Labour Court to interdict former government spokesperson Phuti Seloba from attaching goods for auction over unpaid compensation.

Walking the “Compulsory Covid-19 Jab” Tightrope

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world, an increasing number of businesses find themselves walking a tightrope between their obligations to, on the one hand, both protect the public and provide a safe and healthy workplace, and on the other hand to respect the individual constitutional rights of employees to make their own choices in matters of bodily and psychological integrity, religion, belief and opinion.

Health DG suspended over Digital Vibes saga

The R150m Digital Vibes scandal has claimed yet another health official – the DG of the Department of Health Dr Sandile Buthelezi who has been suspended.

De Lille acts against officials who 'hid' audit report

Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure Patricia de Lille is taking action against senior officials in her department for failing to submit an audit report to her for almost a year.

Many outstanding Ters claims fraudulent

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) says it has more than a million outstanding claims on its Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) portal that stands to be closed by the end of December.

Niehaus lays corruption charges against ANC

Dismissed ANC staffer Carl Niehaus laid fraud, theft and corruption charges against five of the ANC's top six members and the party at the Johannesburg Central police station yesterday.

Carl Niehaus to appeal sacking by ANC

Former Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association spokesperson Carl Niehaus claims the ANC broke every part of SA's labour laws to have him sacked.

Niehaus fired by ANC after threatening criminal charges

Having been suspended more than two months ago as an ANC member, Carl Niehaus has now been fired as a Luthuli House employee.

Discovery gets legal backing for compulsory staff jabs

Discovery has become the first high-profile company to implement compulsory Covid-19 vaccines for its 12 950 employees, according to a Beeld report.

ConCourt hears arguments on fruit farm workers' strike

After a 90-minute hearing, the Constitutional Court has reserved judgment in a case involving 173 fruit farm workers who went on strike to challenge their apartheid-era single-sex hostel housing and living conditions at the Oak Valley Estate in Grabouw, reports the Cape Argus.

A Million Rand Warning: Act When Employees Reach Retirement Age

Many employees reaching “retirement age” (often set at 60 or 65) are not ready to retire. Perhaps they need to carry on earning an income, often they are fit and healthy and want to remain engaged and productive. Increasingly, both factors are at play.

Prasa sues suspended legal services head for R45m

Prasa is suing its suspended head of legal services, Martha Ngoye, for R45m over her role in a R58m extension to a contract with SA Fence and Gate.

Compulsory teacher vaccinations introduced

Private education provider Curro will require all staff to be vaccinated by the end of the year.

Dishonest employee's dismissal ruled procedurally fair

The Labour Court has found in favour of a Bellville security firm that dismissed an employee for gross dishonesty when he lied to his boss about a second-hand tool cutter.

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