The government has tabled a new wage offer to 1,3-million public servants whose national strike would enter its fourteenth day on Tuesday, an official said.
"A negotiated draft settlement offer stands as follows - a 7,5% salary increment and R800 monthly housing allowance," Dumisani Nkwamba, spokesperson for Public Service and Administration Minister Richard Baloyi, said in a statement.
The offer came after talks with unions, represented by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the Independent Labour Caucus (ILC), continued late into the night.
Public Servants' Association (PSA) spokesperson Manie de Clercq said that this was an offer that could be taken back to their members.
"We will definitely take that to our members... we want to speed this up. We don't want to wait another two weeks," De Clercq told Sapa.