Protesters in South Africa
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South Africans protest over toll road

Tens of thousands of people have marched in South Africa protesting against key government economic policies.

The marches, organised by the Congress of South African Trade Unions, or COSATU, took place in more that 30 town and cities with the largest in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

Demonstrators are angry at plans for more expensive tolls on roads between Johannesburg and the capital Pretoria, and also want authorities to rein in the practice known as labour-brokering, under which agencies offer workers short-term contracts at lower pay.

Milton Nkosi reports.

  • 07 Mar 2012