What a possible strike at Transnet would mean for SA Agriculture

One major challenge that emerged this past week that directly impacts South Africa's agriculture is the possible strike at Transnet.

The weekend papers cited statements by the representatives of the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) and the United National Transport Union (Untu) that demand a wage increase of a minimum of 10%, with an initial demand being 13,5%. This is far steep from the current offer by Transnet at 4%.

Thus, Satawu talks of a possible strike on Monday, October 10, 2022. A potential strike, and its duration, would negatively impact South Africa's food, fibre and beverages sector.

In this week’s podcast episode, agricultural economist, Wandile Sihlobo, speaks on what the potential strike would mean for agricultural trade?

Production by Lwandiso Gwarubana, Richard Humphries and Sam Mkokeli.