South African trucking slow to resume after protests add to producers' woes

By Jon Stibbs
Published: Thursday, 09 July 2020

Road freight in South Africa has been slow to return to normal operations following demonstrations on Tuesday July 7 in which vehicles were set alight and drivers threatened, adding to the Covid-19-related problems that have affected the country’s logistics.

The transportation of freight in South Africa has remained limited after Tuesday’s protests against the employment of non-South African drivers and calls for improved conditions for the country’s own truckers.

Miners’ trucks were toppled or set alight and drivers threatened, with demonstrators seeking to enforce a shutdown of...

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