Floyd murder ‘saddest, most traumatic death in full glare of the public’- Mkhize
Receiving ventilators donated by the US govt, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said the murder of George Floyd invoked the pain felt by many black people since slavery and other forms of discrimination and oppression.
Thulisile Mashanda to take over Ceppwawu's affairs as administrator
On Thursday, the Labour Court issued an order placing the dysfunctional union under administration following years of contraventions with regulations governing the functioning of trade unions in the Labour Relations Act.
Lockdown regulations saved lives, says Mthembu as govt appeals court ruling
Cabinet resolved to urgently appeal the Pretoria High Court judgment, which found many of the lockdown regulations were irrational and intruded on the rights of South Africans.
Ceppwawu placed under administration
The decision follows the union’s failure to submit audited financial statements to the Labour Registrar for four years as prescribed in law.
Cosatu calls on govt to support cancellation of student debt for workers
The trade union federation's reasoning is that a large number of young workers enter the labour market already heavily indebted, largely due to student loans.
Govt in a peculiar position over ruling on lockdown regulations - expert
The Pretoria High Court declared the coronavirus lockdown regulations under level 4 and 3 as unconstitutional and invalid.
Cabinet studying judgment declaring levels 4 & 3 lockdown regulations invalid
The court gave government - through Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma - 14 days to fix 'deficiencies' in the regulations.
Lockdown regulations for levels 3 & 4 declared invalid and unconstitutional
The High Court has suspended the declaration for a period of 14 days and directed the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, in consultation with the relevant ministers to review, amend and republish the regulations.
Hundreds of SA journos lost their jobs due to COVID-19 lockdown – report
A study, by the South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef), looking at the impact of the pandemic said the results were devastating as witnessed through job losses and closure of print publications since the outbreak in March.
‘We don’t want mines to fear closure and hide cases’, says Mantashe
With 384 miners testing positive for the coronavirus, Minerals Minister Gwede Mantashe said mines should work together with the department and not conceal cases.
Nxesi: Employers must provide PPE, sanitisers for returning domestic workers
On Monday, service staff will join over 8 million South African employees who will be returning to work for the first time since the lockdown was enforced in March.
Talks with hairdressers on safety measures under way - Dlamini-Zuma
The minister on Thursday gave an overview of what citizens can expect from Monday when the regulations for level 3 of the lockdown kick in.
Dlamini-Zuma: Nobody is being forced to go to church
The national coronavirus command council has defended government’s decision to lift the restrictions on religious gatherings during level three of the lockdown.
Nedlac to review UIF’s capacity to pay COVID-19 relief funds
A meeting will be held between the Department of Employment and Labour, along with Nedlac constituencies including labour, business, and government.
Mthembu: Cigarettes sales will be allowed under level 2
‘I can assure you after we’ve been out of level 3, I don’t see the ban on the sale of cigarettes continuing,' said Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu.
Ban on tobacco sales: Inside the govt’s court papers
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said she and her cabinet colleagues had chosen to protect lives.
Scientific data, logic used for govt's tobacco sales ban decision - Dlamini-Zuma
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has submitted the reasons which were taken into account when deciding on regulation 27 that was invoked for the national state of disaster.
UIF compliance no longer a requirement for COVID-19 financial aid
Previously only workers who were registered and declared on the system by their employers could qualify for the benefit.