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CAPE TOWN, Oct 12 (Reuters) - South African transport unionshave signed a wage deal ending a three-week strike, theemployers association said on Friday, putting a stop to labourunrest that has hit deliveries of fuel, cash and consumer goodsin Africa's biggest economy.

"The agreement has been signed by everyone. The strike isoff immediately," Penwell Lunga, chairman of the Road FreightEmployers Association told Reuters.

He said workers have agreed to accept wage increase of 10percent from March 2013, 8 percent the following year and 9percent for the final year.

(Reporting by Wendell Roelf, writing by Agnieszka Flak; editingby David Dolan)

((agnieszka.flak@thomsonreuters.com)(+27 11 775 3154)(ReutersMessaging: agnieszka.flak.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

Keywords: SAFRICA STRIKES/TRUCKS

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