The trade union federation, COSATU in the Western Cape, is planning to strike this week.

This was one of the key topics of discussion at a shop stewards council meeting in Salt River, Cape Town, over the weekend.

The union says while they will set out to highlight a number of different issues, the march will be centered around concerns about high crime rates across the province.

COSATU’s Western Cape Secretary, Malvern De Bruyn, explains:

The march is expected to start in Hanover Street in the Cape Town CBD on Thursday.

“We’ll march to the provincial legislature, where we’ll hand over the memorandum to the Premier. From there, we’re going to march to the national parliament where we’ll hand over the memorandum and we’ll also ask the provincial commissioner of SAPS to come to parliament to collect the memorandum on behalf of SAPS.”