Concessions made for Unisa students affected by Joburg taxi strike

The University of South Africa (Unisa) has put contingency plans in place for Gauteng students who may be unable to reach their examination venues due to the taxi strike.

Taxi drivers have blocked the N1 highway in both directions at the Allandale off-ramp in Midrand.

Read: Joburg taxi protest blocks N1

The protest has caused major traffic delays on the N12 East, the Golden Highway and Nirvana near Lenasia.

Thousands of commuters in Johannesburg, Midrand and Tshwane.

Also read: Chaos erupts as #TaxiStrike shuts down major routes in Gauteng

Unisa students who are unable to write their examinations due to the strike have been asked to apply for a deferred examination through the official channels, the university has said.

At the same time, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the department will also accommodate scholars who could not attend school or write exam assessments.

He says exam dates will be rescheduled to avoid compromising learner safety.

Read more: There is no need for parents to risk the lives of their children - Lesufi

Image: @Corras4 on Twitter.


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Marie Claire SA no longer on shelves in 2019

Marie Claire SA no longer on shelves in 2019

It’s been 15 years since Marie Claire launched an SA licence of this international bestseller. Now the brand will say goodbye.

News24 exposes how big SA corporates are funding fake news

News24 exposes how big SA corporates are funding fake news

A News24 investigation has exposed how some of South Africa's biggest companies have been advertising on fake news websites.

There is no need for parents to risk the lives of their children - Lesufi

There is no need for parents to risk the lives of their children - Lesufi

Gauteng MEC of Education, Panyaza Lesufi, urges schools to be sensitive amidst #TaxiStrike.

Joburg taxi protest blocks N1

Joburg taxi protest blocks N1

Santaco on strike from Thursday morning after talks with SA Taxi Finance Holdings deadlocked over high costs of taxi financing.

Chaos erupts as #TaxiStrike shuts down major routes in Gauteng

Chaos erupts as #TaxiStrike shuts down major routes in Gauteng

Chief Operating Officer of Taxi Choice stresses that their intention is not to cause chaos but to voice out their concerns.

[WATCH] 150 incidents of women being harassed at taxi ranks #SafeTaxisNow

[WATCH] 150 incidents of women being harassed at taxi ranks #SafeTaxisNow

Women who make use of public transport are often exposed to the risk of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and rape.

Popular articles
News24 exposes how big SA corporates are funding fake news

News24 exposes how big SA corporates are funding fake news

A News24 investigation has exposed how some of South Africa's biggest companies have been advertising on fake news websites.

Zille open to renaming Robben Island swim after 'nation-builder' Theo Yach

Zille open to renaming Robben Island swim after 'nation-builder' Theo Yach

Premier Helen Zille describes Yach as one of the most generous, warm, open-hearted and community-driven people she's ever known.

[Watch] SA choir stuns with isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’

[Watch] SA choir stuns with isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone Viral'.

[WATCH] Man exposes people selling stolen goods on Facebook

[WATCH] Man exposes people selling stolen goods on Facebook

Anton Fourie says he used his phone to record the interaction to create awareness of what is going on in the community.

Pieter du Toit on VBS, Malema's EFF and contradicting ethics

Pieter du Toit on VBS, Malema's EFF and contradicting ethics

Malema has accused the rogue unit of still being operational and Pravin Gordhan of working in the background against the EFF.

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Cheryl Zondi is testifying against Pastor Timothy Omotoso who is accused of rape and human trafficking in his Durban church.