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12 Feb 2020 | 02:57 AM UTC

South Africa: Trade unions plan march in Pretoria February 12-13

South Africa News Alert

Several trade unions announce a march and overnight vigil in Pretoria on February 12-13; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/12/2020, 12:00 AM until 2/12/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Pretoria

Event

Several trade unions have called for a march and overnight vigil in Pretoria on Wednesday, February 12, through Thursday, February 13, to demand better wages and working conditions. Participants plan to gather at 09:00 (local time) at the Old Putco Depot, before marching to the Union Building where they are due to hold a vigil all night.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected along the march route and around the vigil. 

Advice

Individuals in Pretoria are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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