Update on truck strike – chaos, mayhem and violence

https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/nationwide-truck-strike-latest-traffic-updates-routes-affected/ According to Solange Soares from TRAC4, all is calm on the N4. Attacks on truck drivers identified as foreign national have been on the rise and in Gauteng escalating violence against any trucker refusing to comply with strike, had been reported. The International Cross-Border Traders Association (ICTA) is calling on the South African government to intervene. Last month, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report which showed that more than 200 foreign truck drivers have been killed in South Africa since March 2018. Here are some remarks by…

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Truck strike -on or off? Despite conflicting reports – BE SAFE

PHOTO HEREWITH HAD BEEN TAKEN DURING A PREVIOUS STRIKE AND WAS USED AS GENERIC PIC ONLY AND NOT AS DEPICTING THE CURRENT SITUATION With certain media reporting that an agreement had been reached to avoid a national truck strike, others had on Google News said that the strike would continue despite any agreement reached. Zambia had already  issued a travel advisory warning the  trucking businesses from this country to avoid traveling to South Africa on 2 September amid threats of violence here. It had also been reported that the border…

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Pension Fund capture on steriods

After allegations emerged in court of yet another scam that Regiments Capital used to plunder a Transnet pension fund, Regiments directors quickly agreed to pay half a billion rand to settle all the fund’s claims against it. Regiments Capital has agreed to an astounding R500 million settlement with the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund (TSDBF). Regiments is a financial services company that scored hundreds of millions of rands in business from Transnet with a leg-up from the Guptas and their associates. The settlement follows the revelation of a previously unknown…

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