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South Africa's strike 'dilemma'

South African motor industry workers have failed to reach a deal with their bosses at Toyota, Ford and BMW. The BBC's Lerato Mbele says the workers face inflation but "the economy is not growing".

South African motor industry workers have failed to reach a deal with their bosses at Toyota, Ford and BMW.

The trade union wants a 14% rise in pay but their employers are offering 10%.

Lerato Mbele in Johannesburg told BBC World the strike was part of wider industrial action which was seeing some workers demanding a 60% increase to cope with rising living costs.

But, she said, "It is a real dilemma... the economy's not growing, there aren't any investments... and this is where the problem lies".