Strike empties busy Joburg bus stops

July 12, 2016 10:14 am

Johannesburg – Thousands of Joburg commuters were left stranded on Monday morning when Metrobus drivers dug in their heels and continued with their strike action. This is as bus operators and the City of Joburg’s Metrobus management battle to reach an agreement over workers’ pay demands.

South Africa – Smartraveller advice

July 2, 2016 10:04 pm

Current Advice Level: High degree of caution Latest update: Protests about importation restrictions imposed by Zimbabwe have affected the border post in Beitbridge, bordering South Africa and Zimbabwe. Other border posts with Zimbabwe could become impacted. Plan cross-border land movements carefully in the event of delays or closures. Exercise caution at border...

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South Africa : Taxis may go on strike on Monday

May 29, 2016 8:36 am

While Santaco (SA National Taxi Council) in Gauteng could not confirm the strike‚ the department of community safety released a statement expressing its concern over the looming strike. “The Gauteng Law Enforcement Agencies have noted with concern the planned taxi protest in Gauteng scheduled for Monday‚ May 30 2016‚”the department...

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Bomb threat delays BA flight

February 18, 2016 12:54 pm

Cape Town – A passenger has been arrested after making a bomb threat on a British Airways flight operated by Comair, due to fly from Joburg to Cape Town on Tuesday evening. According to sabreakingnews.co.za, the passenger was taken into police custody after sparking panic of a bomb threat ahead...

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‘Bird strike’ rips bloody hole in plane

January 22, 2016 6:28 am

A bird ripped a large, bloody hole in a passenger jet when it collided with the plane during landing. The incident – known in the industry as a “bird strike” – involved an Air Namibia A319-100 aircraft and an as-yet unknown bird on the approach to Hosea Kutako International. The...

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