First batch of J&J COVID-19 vaccines arrives

SABC News reports that the first 80 000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine have arrived at O R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The vaccines will be moved to a secure facility in Gauteng from where they will be distributed to vaccination centres in all provinces. The single-dose vaccines will be used to […]

Sibanye-Stillwater, trade unions ink three-year wage agreement

Mining Weekly reports that Sibanye-Stillwater has concluded a three-year wage agreement for its Kroondal operation, which forms part of its South African platinum group metal (PGM) operations. The wage agreement was concluded with the National Union of Mineworkers and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, in respect of wages and conditions of service for a three-year period from July […]

Nehawu to brief Parliament on claims of NSFAS maladministration

EWN writes that the parliamentary committee on higher education was expected to meet with trade the National Education, Health and Allied Worker’s Union (Nehawu) on Friday to consider their submission on allegations of maladministration at the NationaL Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). NEHAWU took issue with NSFAS administrator Dr Randall Carolissen, who they accused of mismanaging the […]

‘Not unconstitutional’ to ban relatives of politicians from doing business with the state

Financial Mail reports that according to a legal opinion presented at the National Economic Development & Labour Council (Nedlac), a draft law banning family members and close associates of politically exposed persons (PEPs) won’t infringe on the rights of those individuals and won’t be unconstitutional.The opinion was put forward to counter an argument from the government […]

Nehawu members vow to remain at Union Buildings until government responds to their demands

EWN writes that members affiliated to health workers union Nehawu insist that they will remain outside the Union Buildings until government responds to their demands. They want an 8% wage hike for front line workers fighting COVID-19 and better working conditions. Nehawu’s national leadership said that they were sick and tired of government’s silence and […]

Business proposes basic grant for the poor

Business Live writes that Business has proposed that a basic income grant be paid to the poorest in SA during the Covid-19 crisis, as it is thought the epidemic could put one-million people out of work and leave those who make a living from informal activities destitute. The proposal has been submitted to the National Economic […]

Nehawu threatens court action over protective gear

eNCA reports that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union is demanding protective gear for its members. NEHAWU says if this does not happen by Wednesday, it will take the Department of Health to court. The union, which represents many health care workers, says its members are not being protected against COVID-19. Nehawu says […]