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protesteNCA reports that all lanes going in both directions at Van Reenen’s Pass between Harrismith and Tugela Plaza/Ladysmith were re-opened to traffic again on Thursday morning.  

The N3 freeway, linking Johannesburg and Durban, had been blocked by truck drivers at Van Reenen's Pass on Wednesday.  South African truck drivers were protesting over a wage dispute and also against the employment of foreigners.  The N3 Toll Concession said between 60 and 70 trucks had to be towed away after protestors blocked the national route.  Heavy vehicles were stacked over at least a 10km distance in both directions of the N3 Toll Route in the vicinity of Van Reenen.  Large volumes of traffic were also diverted away from the area.  Emergency services cleared the northbound section for traffic on Wednesday night and re-opened the southbound lanes on Thursday morning

  • Read this report in full at eNCA
  • Read too, N3 reopened after blockade by angry protesters, at The Citizen
  • And also, Blocking highways is economic sabotage, says Cabinet, at The Citizen

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