Bus strike follows World Cup match
The manager of Johannesburg’s new rapid bus service says a
drivers’ strike after a World Cup match has affected hundreds of
Jackie Huntley is the chief executive of the management company,
and says up to 1,000 fans who should have been bused from Soccer
City stadium after Monday’s Netherlands-Denmark game were instead
put on trains.
Huntley says drivers were protesting because they believe their
shifts were changed without proper notice – a charge she
Sometimes violent protests slowed implementation of the bus
system last year. Private business owners who operate commuter
fleets complain it will ruin their business.
Stadium security workers in Cape Town and Durban also went on