Services at government departments and state agencies, including home affairs, employment & labour and the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa), could be affected when a public service union embarks on a "total shutdown" for above-inflation wage increases on Wednesday.

The Public Service Association (PSA), which represents 80% of about 3,000 staff at the State Information Technology Agency (Sita), said it issued it with a strike notice on Monday, after wage talks deadlocked...

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