Cape Town – As you kick start your day, Nokuthula Khwela brings you the country’s biggest stories.
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What has been described as a racial attack on a Cameroonian business tycoon has seen scores of people adding numbers to the high unemployment rate in South Africa. This after First National Bank (FNB) decided to seize and liquidate all properties of businessman El Hadj Baba Ahmadou Danpullo in South Africa in 2020.
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The trade union federations in the Western Cape have called off today’s march to Parliament due to the ongoing and violent protest action by minibus taxi operators in Cape Town. On Monday morning, three buses were torched, allegedly by members embarking on the taxi strike.
The City of Cape Town also reported a MyCiTi staff car was stopped at 4.43am and the staff were held hostage. The City said Gugulethu was declared a ‘no-go area’ after 5am. The taxi strike is expected to continue on Tuesday.
In a joint statement on Monday afternoon, trade union federations Cosatu, Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) and the SA Fedration of Trade Unions (Saftu) in the Western Cape, said they were postponing the march due to the ongoing action of the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) in the Western Cape.
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