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South African Airways domestic and continental flights cancelled until Monday

Christian Fernsby |
South African Airways (SAA) has extended its flight cancellation to Monday.

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The airlines said the latest move only affects domestic flights and those on the continent.

Flights were initially halted for Friday and Saturday, but the airline adds that its hoping international flights will resume on Sunday.

The disruption comes amid an indefinite strike by workers affiliated with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca).

The employees are demanding an 8% salary hike and are angry over the airline's plans to lay off over 900 workers as part of its restructuring.

Friday has already seen delays, confusion and frustration for some SAA passengers at OR Tambo International Airport.

Scores of travellers have been standing in a queue for hours to get assistance from some employees who decided to show up for work on Friday.

The national carrier had to use other subsidiary airlines due to the two-day strike.

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