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newsANA reports that the national strike by bus drivers on Wednesday boosted business for taxi drivers who did not have to drive around scouting for passengers as they normally would have done.  

Commuters across the country were left stranded after bus drivers affiliated to the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu), the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the Transport and Omnibus Workers’ Union (Towu) boycotted work, demanding a minimum monthly salary of R8,000 and a 12% salary hike.  Taxi driver Mafika Sibeko said he sympathised with the striking workers, but was happy for the resulting extra business for him.  He stated:  “Usually it is hard to get people going to Rustenburg town, but today I did not struggle.  People were grouped everywhere along the road.  We were calling each other on where to find people as they are waiting.”  Satawu spokesperson Zanele Sabela said the strike would continue indefinitely.

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