In an effort to alleviate the effects of the Transnet wage strike on the economy, some businesses have offered to pay increased fees for the rail utility’s services and an additional strike-avoidance levy until an agreement is reached.

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry has proposed that an additional levy be charged to Transnet’s terminal handling fee “to serve the purpose of filling the gap” left between Transnet’s offer and what the unions are demanding...

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