Transnet ports closed on Election Day

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Pretoria - Transnet Port Terminals will close all its port terminals along South Africa's coastline on Election Day in order to grant employee's the opportunity to cast their votes.

"South Africa's state-owned port operator Transnet Port Terminals has announced that all of its port terminals in six commercial ports along South Africa's coastline will be closed on the country's forthcoming voting day," said Chief of Operations, Solly Letsoalo.

Transnet Port Terminals manages 15 cargo terminal operations in Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Saldanha, Richards Bay and East London.

Mr Letsoalo said all terminals would cease operations at 6am on Wednesday, 22 April and will reopen the following day at 6am.

He said the Transnet Port Terminals supports the democratic processes in South Africa and believes that every individual has the right to cast their vote on Elections Day.

"All staff will be expected to exercise this right along with the millions of other voters on the day," he said.