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Strike won’t affect fuel supply

Motorists have been urged not to panic about fuel running dry.

A petrol station attendant fills up a car tank. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - Motorists have been urged not to panic about accessing cash at ATMs or fuel running dry.

The South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) on Friday said contingency plans were in place amid concerns the week-long truck drivers strike could affect delivery.

The association said they were not part of the strike, and it is unlikely fuel supplies will be affected.

It has only warned of a possible delay in deliveries.

Meanwhile, the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) said the truck driver's strike has yet to significantly affect the country's thousands of ATMs.

But it said if the strike continued for an extended period, cash shortages could occur.

Sabric spokesperson Kevin Twiname said cash in transit companies have systems in place to continue delivering services to clients.

He said the contingency measures were however not equivalent to full operations and could see a delay in service delivery.

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