Cape Town – The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) said while the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) held its two-day taxi strike, over 128 000 school pupils missed school.
The department said on Monday, 128 699 pupils from Grades 1 to 11 missed school, and on Tuesday, 128 747 missed school.
This means 11% of school pupils in Grades 1 to 11 were not in attendance at Western Cape schools.
School staff were also affected, as 2 435 employees missed work on Monday and 1 965 on Tuesday.
South Africa Education News