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15 Oct 2018 | 09:05 AM UTC

South Africa: MyCiti bus driver strike in Cape Town October 15

South Africa News Alert

MyCiti bus drivers hold strike in Cape Town on October 15; expect significant transportation delays

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/15/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/17/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Cape Town

Event

MyCiti bus drivers launched a wildcat strike in Cape Town on Monday, October 15. Most MyCiti bus services are suspended as of Monday morning, with striking drivers reportedly blocking roads to obstruct drivers not taking part in the strike. Significant disruptions (delays, cancelations) are expected throughout the day and residual disruptions are possible in the coming days. The motive behind the strike remains unknown. An increased security presence has been deployed across the city. 

Advice

Individuals present in Cape Town are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, and avoid any associated demonstrations due to the risk of violence.

 

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