It appears that permission has been given to Cosatu to embark upon another strike which will once again affect businesses in an incredibly negative manner.

The 30th April is a Monday following on all the public holidays merely giving people a reason to take an extra long weekend i.e. from Thursday evening the 26th April 2012 until Tuesday evening the 1st May 2012.
Cosatu has fortuitously chosen the day in between creating an absurd situation where businesses will effectively close down for five days.

The economy can ill afford this and certainly April 2012 will go down in South African economic history as a disaster.
It is felt that the majority of those joining the strike will not actually go on marches or pickets but will enjoy their holiday.