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newsANA reports that Interstate Bus Lines, which operates from Bloemfontein, said on Tuesday it had taken a decision to temporarily stop all bus operations on Wednesday due to the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) national general strike.  

In a statement, Inter State said one of the main Saftu events was planned for Bloemfontein and that due to safety considerations it was decided to suspend services on Wednesday.  The company will, however, resume operations on Thursday, as commuters in the greater Bloemfontein area have limited alternative transport options.  The call for a Saftu strike comes amid a national strike by bus drivers that had caused chaos in cities across the country since last week.  Government has urged stakeholders involved in the bus industry to speedily find a solution and resolve the wage negotiations impasse.


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