SANTACO taxi strike keeps over 128 000 children home from school
While Western Cape matric candidates were all able to write their exams this week, the rest of our learners were severely affected by the SANTACO taxi strike held on 21 to 22 November 2022.
On Monday, 128 699 learners in Grades 1 to 11 missed school, and on Tuesday, 128 747 missed school.
What this means is that the strike cost 11% of the Grade 1 to 11 learners of the Western Cape two days of schooling.
School staff were also negatively affected, with 2 435 missing work on Monday, and 1 965 on Tuesday. Most crucially, many schools had to reschedule exams, disrupting the end-of-year revision, marking, and administrative processes at our schools.
While the SANTACO taxi strike had a severe impact on the other grades, we have…