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24 Sep 2019 | 10:05 AM UTC

South Africa: Nationwide banking strike and marches scheduled on September 27

South Africa News Alert

Banking sector staff to hold nationwide strike and marches on September 27

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/24/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/28/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION South Africa, Johannesburg, Durban, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Cape Town


Sasbo, the largest South African financial union, has called for a strike on Friday, September 27, to protest planned retrenchments in the banking sector, and calling for a moratorium on job losses. Sources indicate that at least five marches have been scheduled, in Johannesburg, Durban, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, and Cape Town, though details were not immediately available.

Significant transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are to be expected in the vicinity of all protests. Service interruptions in banks are likely.  


Individuals in South Africa are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution, monitor the situation, allow ample travel time, and obey instructions issued by local authorities.


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