Announcement : Travel Warning

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Travel warning: Truck drivers threaten to shut down major routes in South Africa this weekend

South African truck drivers plan to embark on a national shutdown on Sunday (30 April), which is expected to disrupt major transport routes – including the N3 between Johannesburg and Durban.

This is expected to strain the supply chain, which is already under pressure from the country’s failing rail network, as billions of rands of goods are transported via trucks across South Africa.

In an interview with SABC News, All Truck Drivers Forum (ATDF) and Allied South Africa’s deputy chairperson Mandla Mngomezulu said the national strike is a stand against the employment of foreign nationals – concerns that have fallen on deaf ears for years.

Mngomezulu said that this strike would affect the entire country – as it has 11,000 members across South Africa – and disruptions can be expected on all major transport routes throughout the supply chain.

As received

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The ATDF-ASA has confirmed that they SURPORT the Transport National Shutdown on:

Sunday 30 April 2023.

Routes that may be affected are:-

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