Sexual Harassment, 24 hour Job, Pension

Steamy SMSes land SAA executive in hot water

SAA’s Executive for Cabin Services, Alfred Mahlangu is facing a disciplinary charge of “sexual harassment over the allegedly romantic and sexually suggestive moves” he made on a junior employee, Nombasa Ntsodwa-Ndlovu. The harassment spanned too much attention, monthly out of office lunches to discuss performance, nicknames in his office, sex manual gift on her birthday, a poem, team building antics and steamy SMS’s.

(Sunday Times, 7 January 2007)

Fatigue makes us dangerous — driver  

SA Roadlink ex-employee claims that drivers work 24-hour shifts in buses that are often unroadworthy

(Sunday Times, 31 December 2006)

I want two full-time jobs, says Komphela

Steve Komphela will have to choose between coaching the national under-23 team or Maritzburg United. He has agreed to coach United and subsequently requested his employer, the South African Football Association (Safa), to convert his full-time contract to part time after agreeing to a one-year deal with the Pietermaritzburg side. Raymond Hack, SAFA Chief Executive says there is no way that Komphela can hold two full-time positions at the same time.

(City Press, 30 December 2006)

PFA does earn it

A letter by Naleen Jeram, deputy pensions fund adjudicator to the Financial Mail regarding an an anonymous letter in the December 8 edition where the writer compares the pension funds adjudicator’s office’s “productivity” with that of the long-term insurance ombudsman (LTIO) and the UK’s financial ombudsman (UKFO). The letter sets out the differences between the PFA and the LTIO – the former can issue a judgement, does public awareness-cum-education programmes, research papers, gives lectures at universities and practical legal training schools, which is not undertaken by the latter.

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( Financial Mail, 22 December 2006)

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