KZN Transport gears up for back to school

KZN Transport gears up for back to school

The KwaZulu-Natal Transport Department says pupils will be transported to and from school, safely from Monday. 

MEC Bheki Ntuli back to school
KZN Department of Transport

It's given that assurance to parents and caregivers, as they prepare to send their children back to the classroom. 

Schools have been gearing up for the phased return of learners in Grades 7 and 12. Many will be taking public transport. 

Under lockdown Level 3 regulations, minibus taxis have a 70% capacity limit - buses can run with half their usual load. 

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KZN MEC Bheki Ntuli says additional scholar transport will be deployed. 

"We are ready. Myself and Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu presented a plan to the Premier of the province because we have appointed service providers that will not fail us. Our kids have lost time of schooling."

The MEC delivered his Transport Budget Vote on Thursday.  He said R366 million's allocated for learner transport. 

"We have issued out a contract to deal with this, and our target is the taxi industry. The taxi association that will benefit are those  that will not be fighting because I don't want them to be delayed."

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