Treasury ready for legal fight with unions on public service wage hikes
In its responding papers to the Labour Court application made by the unions, Treasury said the workers who had been beneficiaries of decades of above-inflation salary increases should understand the exceptional circumstances in which government found itself.
ConCourt dismisses case by alleged gold smugglers who claim was judge was biased
In its dismissal of the case, the Constitutional Court concluded that the decision was largely due to the unreasonable conduct of the applicants during the trial.
ConCourt: Not granting deferment to suspects who are seeking funds not unfair
The case emanates from a 2002 arrest of several individuals suspected of smuggling gold and platinum.
Govt failed to provide fair access to education during lockdown - PSC report
The PSC published its quarterly report on Tuesday which reflected on the impact of the nationwide lockdown on the education system, among other issues, in the public service.
Labour Registrar: Sufficient evidence Sama unduly benefited from Samatu
The administrator wants the South African Medical Association liquidated – saying it owed the trade union close to R400 million in membership fees alone. But the medical association is fighting to hold on to Samatu’s assets, arguing it never intended to register it as a union.
Sama Gauteng leader disputes facts made by Samatu in liquidation battle
Samatu’s administrator, Gerhard Vosloo, filed a court application last week in which he wants Sama to wind up as it owes the union R370 million in membership fees alone.
Liquidation threat hangs over Sama over millions owed to union Samatu
Samatu's administrator wants Sama to wind up, saying it owes the union close to R400 million in membership fees alone.
Criteria to place Tshwane under administration not met, DA argues in ConCourt
The DA contended that the Gauteng provincial government was wrong to place the municipality under administration as per Section 139 of the Constitution.
ConCourt hears arguments justifying why Tshwane Metro was placed under admin
Arguments being heard in the matter before the court have illustrated that, albeit the provincial government made several attempts to remedy the situation in the deadlocked metro, these came to nil.
There was no choice but to put Tshwane under administration, argues Gauteng govt
The Constitutional Court heard arguments from the council and the Democratic Alliance (DA), which maintained the provincial government acted drastically without proper consultation.
Level 1 lockdown coming? 'Watch this space,' says Ramaphosa
On Wednesday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa told members of the SA National Editors' Forum (Sanef) in a virtual conversation that the coronavirus command council had been in consultations with social partners about the next move.
ANC admits that state of local govt raises serious concerns
The governing party has urged its deployees in local government structures to respect the distinction between political and administrative responsibilities so that only experienced and qualified officials are hired.
Steenhuisen says DA's economic justice policy will take SA forward
The DA insists that South Africa's current economic policies don’t work.
DA virtual policy conference delegates discuss policy issue of economic justice
A policy document compiled ahead of the conference undertakes a comparative outlook between the DA’s proposed policies and current legislation.
DA gears for second day of its virtual policy conference
The conference got off to a good start with delegates unanimously voting for several policies including an important decision that the party will rely on evidence-based decision making.
DA resolves to adopt a social market economy
The party’s economic policies have been criticised by some of its former leaders, including former Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba who said it did not put the interests of the poor first.
DA sets out values and principles at start of policy conference
These include the unanimous adoption of constitutionalism and the rule of law which pushes for an adherence to the powers, limits, rights and responsibilities conferred in the South African Constitution as well as principles thereof.
Cosatu wants Thulas Nxesi to be held accountable for UIF debacle
On Wednesday, the minister suspended the UIF’s commissioner, CFO, COO, and head of supply chain at the entity responsible for social security.