Scholar transport still a pipe dream for thousands of SA pupils

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A shocking 168,396 pupils countrywide, including 117,248 from KwaZulu-Natal alone, are being forced to use private transport or walk to school despite qualifying for state-subsidised scholar transport.

Basic education department director-general Mathanzima Mweli confirmed that the provincial education departments had planned to transport 538,163 of the 706,559 eligible pupils for the period April 2019 to March 2020...

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