Taxi Strike: Parents urged to keep children at home

Taxi Strike: Parents urged to keep children at home

The Gauteng Education Department says it will be safer for parents to keep their children at home today. 

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Photo: Laila Majiet

Members of the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) in Gauteng have barricaded several highways and major routes in the province.

The department says the safety of children should be the number one priority. 

“The department has urged all schools to give learners that could not make it today a second opportunity to write exams,” says spokesperson Oupa Bodibe.

“We understand that many schools are writing exams, but assure parents that children that did not go to school today will be given a second opportunity.”

Bodibe says the department has been in contract with all school principals in the province.

“In cases where children have made it to school safely the schools are urged to make a determination whether to continue with the exams that were scheduled today, subject to the condition that it is safe to do so,” says Bodibe.

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