Protests broke out last Friday against a Zimbabwe government decision to limit the importing of South African goods.
Harare imposed strict new import regulations to protect local industry but the restrictions adversely impacted Zimbabwean cross-border traders.
The ban included products like bottled water, furniture, building materials, steel products, cereals, potato crisps, and dairy products.
Nkoana-Mashabane said they are doing their best to resolve the impasse.
“We would continue to engage Zimbabwe in pursuit of an amicable solution which would be mutually beneficiary.
â€œThis does not only affect South Africa and Zimbabwe, but several other countries that use the Beitbridge border post,” she said.
The minister added: â€œWe will continue to engage Zimbabwe for a solution that is mutually beneficial.
â€œZimbabwe remains one of our strategic partners in the region, and this has translated into good economic relations between the two countries having to be looked at.â€
Zimbabwe’s economy has been struggling for years, with many forced to work in the informal sector.
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