80 MyCiTi bus drivers fired over Cape Town ‘wildcat’ strike

Eighty drivers who worked for Cape Town’s MyCiti bus service have been fired for misconduct and desertion since the “wildcat” strike that started in October, said one of the route operators Kidrogen. “They were dismissed due to serious unacceptable behaviour which constitutes gross misconduct,” said spokesperson Leah Eckles. This is[…]

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Was Nene fired for saying no to Bashir?

Axed Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said no to South African Airways chairperson Dudu Myeni and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, the Mail & Guardian reported on Friday. It was basically also a no to President Jacob Zuma who had asked, according to Myeni, that SAA open a new route to Khartoum[…]

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Sibiya officially fired from Hawks

Suspended Gauteng Hawks head Major-General Shadrack Sibiya has been fired, Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi has confirmed. This was in line with the recommendations of a disciplinary inquiry into his role in the illegal deportation of five Zimbabweans. ”We do not know whether he is going to challenge the decision[…]

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Sibiya fired over Zim renditions

The inquiry into the illegal arrest and deportation of a group of Zimbabweans ruled on Friday that suspended Gauteng Hawks head Major General Shadrack Sibiya be dismissed for his role in the renditions. Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi quoted chairperson Mxolisi Zondo as saying: “Accordingly, it is my view that[…]

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21 cops fired on theft, corruption charges

Twenty-one police officers were dismissed from the organisation at the end of July on charges including corruption, theft and defeating the ends of justice, national police said on Friday. The officers’ dismissals were part of national commissioner General Riah Phiyega’s effort to clean up and professionalise the SA Police Service,[…]

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Generations saga paints empty future

Firing of actors by employers paints an empty future for students who are pursuing drama after matric, the deputy minister of higher education and training said on Tuesday. “These developments paint a bleak future for students pursuing their studies in the creative and performing arts industry,” said Mduduzi Manana in[…]

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Ministers to intervene in actors’ dispute: ANC

The ANC has requested the ministries of communication and labour to intervene in the dispute between dismissed Generations actors and their employers, the party said on Tuesday. “For its part, the ANC has requested the intervention of the ministers of communications and labour in the dispute,” spokesman Zizi Kodwa said[…]

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Striking soapie actors fired

Producers of television soapie Generations have fired 16 actors who had embarked on a strike, the SABC said on Monday. “MMSV Productions, following consultation with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), have today terminated the contracts of the striking actors on the SABC1 soap drama, Generations,” spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said[…]

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