PIC having ‘fruitful’ talks with Mboweni over staff bonuses, MPs hear

Engineering News writes that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) will table a revised remuneration policy at the next Annual General Meeting with the shareholder – Treasury – in November, members of Parliament heard. Executives of the investment corporation, including chairperson Reuel Khoza and acting CEO Vuyani Hako, on Tuesday briefed Parliament’s standing committee on finance on the 2018/19 […]

NUM withdraws on 25% wage demand

Business Report writes that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has backed down on its 25 percent wage demand at Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) three months into the wage talks, Geoffrey Moatshe, the NUM Rustenburg regional chairperson, said on Friday.  He said that the union was prepared to settle for a 10 percent rise, after […]

Tertiary institutions need centres to deal with gender violence: Mazibuko

SABC News reports that Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko has called for victim empowerment centres in tertiary institutions has called for victim empowerment. Mazibuko says tertiary institutions that do not have victim empowerment centres subject victims of gender-based violence to secondary trauma. “Young women, they don’t have facilities, there is no infrastructure that […]

Emergency services workers protest in PE townships

Ground up reports that Eastern Cape ambulance drivers and their assistants are appealing for protection from community members following a spate of robberies while on duty. A group of about 30 Emergency Medical Services employees drove on Thursday and Friday in ten vehicles through Port Elizabeth townships, appealing to people not to attack them. They […]

PE nurses strike escalates

Ground Up writes that a strike at the Motherwell Community Health Centre, Port Elizabeth, that started last Wednesday has escalated with nurses at all clinics in the township joining the strike. The medical staff accuse the provincial health department of putting their lives in danger after assaults by angry patients and criminals. They now want […]