A two-week long national strike by around 55,000 South African clothing workers has been suspended after renewed talks over wages appears to have reached a deal.

The South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (Sactwu) last week agreed to help from the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to try to resolve the ongoing dispute.

According to local news reports it now seems a wage offer has been agreed with employers, although full details haven't been disclosed.

An earlier 8% wage hike was rejected by workers because the conditions linked to it were unacceptable.