The number of South Africa's schoolchildren dying on their way to school means urgent measures need to be implemented to ensure pupils get to school safely.
702/Cape Talk's Redi Tlhabi spoke to Equal Education's national organising head, Luyolo Mazwenbe, regarding the issue.
Listen to the interview below:
The situation is very bad nationally...The learner who was just found dead in Limpopo, and we know about Lutho Selebu who died while she was running trying to get transport in the Eastern Cape.— Luyolo Mazwenbe, Equal Education head of national organising
Even thought there's a policy, it still doesn't have deadlines and it has no criteria...We can't implement it, but the department is trying.— Luyolo Mazwenbe, Equal Education head of national organising
When we get indications from members of the community and institutions like Equal Education, we intervene decisively.— Ramasedi Mafoko, Department of Basic Education
We have nine provinces and in some cases we might not be aware of incidents until someone comes to us.— Ramasedi Mafoko, Department of Basic Education
This article first appeared on 702 : Urgent transport measures needed to stop children dying on their way to school