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South Africa will come to a standstill today as unions affiliated to Cosatu heed the call to take part in solidarity strike action in support of the civil servants' industrial action.
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) yesterday said it was in full support of the strike.
Satawu said involvement in the strike would put pressure on the government and would help speed up the negotiation process.
The union's general secretary, Randall Howard, said: "Members from all sectors who are off duty must participate in the strike. Those working will be on a "go slow".
Meanwhile, the National Taxi Alliance (NTA) has said it supported the solidarity strike but that did not mean taxi associations would go on strike.
NTA general secretary Alpheus Mlalazi said: "We have not called for a national strike of our members in solidarity with our clients and workers. The notice period given to us did not give us enough time to consult with our members nationally.
Top Six Taxi Management has also said it would not strike. Commuters should expect a normal service.