For immediate release

03 July 2015

Interruption Of Durban Bus Service

EThekwini Municipality informs all commuters utilising the Municipality’s bus service -operated by private operator, Tansnat - of the interruption of the service in all areas due to a strike by bus drivers.

Yesterday afternoon, 02 July 2015, the majority of bus drivers downed tools and the service was running at a skeleton scale. 

However, as from this morning, 03 July 2015, more drivers have decided not to get behind the wheel and the entire service has been affected.

The bus operator has informed the Municipality that they are in talks with the drivers to resolve the labour dispute and hope the service will be back to normal soon.

The Municipality wishes to apologise to all commuters for the inconvenience caused. 

Commuters are urged to make alternative travel arrangements during this interruption.


Issued by eThekwini Communications Head, Tozi Mthethwa.

For more information members of the media can contact Gugu Mbonambi on 031 311 4855 or​ or Princess Nkabane on 031 311 4818 or email