Scholar Transport

Children with disabilities left behind by learner transport policy

The KwaZulu-Natal education department in particular has done little to fulfil its constitutional obligations

Education department under fire over pupil transport figures

A document reporting that 90 000 learners need transport in KZN has been touted as incorrect even though the department had six months to collect data

KZN pupils head to court over school transport

A case will be heard in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday morning on whether or not provincial government is liable to provide transport.

Pupils are condemned to death road

Parents depend on often unroadworthy vehicles to get their children to school because provincial departments are not fulfilling their obligations

No buses for KZN pupils who walk 14km to school

Pupils living in rural areas battle rivers, snakes and rough weather to get an education, even though the authorities are meant to provide transport.

Pupils Speak Out: Don’t make pupils walk so far, give them transport

Tax government workers and big business more so there is more money for scholar transport, an Eastern Cape pupil says.

DA criticises ban on school trips in KZN

The DA has criticised KwaZulu-Natal education minister Senzo Mchunu for banning school outings after a spate of fatal road accidents involving pupils.

Western Cape government keeps lid on school bus audit

Civil society organisations are demanding the release of a confidential Western Cape education department report on pupil transport in the province.

Getting strict on scholar transport

Thousands of children catch minibus taxis to school every day. Umbrella organisations dealing with scholar transport aim to make traveling to school safer.

North West learners threatened by transport crisis

The North West province needs an extra R130-million to prevent its learner transport scheme for about 31 000 rural pupils from collapsing.


Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

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Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

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Looking inwards

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