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Ramatlabama Border Briefly Closed by Protesting South African Truck Drivers

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The Ramatlabama Border Post on the South African side was temporarily closed this Tuesday morning by protesting truck drivers from SG Convenience.

As SA Trucker reported earlier, workers under the Dynamic People’s Union of South Africa (DYPUSA) downed tools on Monday protesting against below-minimum wages, insufficient allowances, and inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers.

The Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) released a statement informing the public to refrain from using the Ramatlabama Border Post.

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“The public is informed that the Ramatlabama Border Post is temporarily closed (May 21, 2024) until further notice. This is due to an ongoing strike by the South African National Truckers,” BURS reported.

BURS highlighted that the border was closed because roads leading to the border were inaccessible due to the strike in SA this morning.

However, BURS spokesperson Mable Bolele told SA Trucker that the situation has now been contained and it is business as usual.

“We are about to open the border we have just received communication from SA that they are opening their border as they have dealt with the situation. So, this means we also have to open the borders,” she said.

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