Routing for the cause: Cosatu’s march mapped out

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) is hoping for a record turnout across the country for its strike demanding a ban on labour broking and the scrapping of plans for new urban tolls. Much of the focus will be on downtown Johannesburg, however, which is expected to draw by far the biggest crowd — and cause the greatest traffic disruption for most of the day as a result.

While the other major marches, in Cape Town and Durban, will stretch across no more than two kilometres, with two stops along the way in Cape Town and just one in Durban, the Johannesburg protest action is much more ambitious, with five stops scattered over a route of about seven kilometres.

Operators of bus and train services in the three cities all expect to maintain their regular schedules, but won’t go so far as to offer any guarantees.

Here are the routes — they may take a while to load on a slow connection:

Johannesburg:

View Johannesburg Cosatu march route in a larger map

Cape Town

View Cape Town Cosatu march in a larger map

Durban

View Durban Cosatu march route in a larger map

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Phillip De Wet
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