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Thousands of pupils left stranded as scholar transport system ...


Thousands of pupils left stranded as scholar transport system stalls

Over 200,000 kids left high and dry as access to subsidised school transport falls woefully short of the demand


More than 231,000 pupils are paying for transport or are forced to walk long distances to school daily because of the government’s failure to subsidise them.

Figures supplied by the department of basic education on February 26 show that a total of 216,100 pupils at public schools and a further 15,554 at special education institutions are being denied scholar transport, despite qualifying for it.

North West did not provide any figures to the department of basic education, while Limpopo indicated it was still auditing the number of pupils needing scholar transport...

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