R240m for scholar transport in North West

Mahikeng - The North West department of transport has allocated R240m for a scholar transport programme, MEC Gaoage Molapisi said on Wednesday.

"This is in line with the Constitutional obligation of improving access to free and quality basic education for all South Africans," he said.

In his budget speech Molapisi said his department was currently providing transport services to about 51 567 pupils in this financial year.

He said all routes would be redesigned and all transport operators had already been instructed to take their vehicles for compulsory testing at government testing stations.

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Sgananda Shukulase KaZokufa 2014/08/21 06:44:52 AM
It shows how this govt is serious with education especially the poor
Lebogang Champion Hlahla 2014/08/21 06:52:42 AM
Good initiative
Lebogang Champion Hlahla 2014/08/21 06:54:25 AM
Lol....I would think so too. Have hardly ever seen white ppl use public transport in Mahikeng. ....what's your take.
Stephen AndKathy Whiteley 2014/08/21 06:58:12 AM
Lebogang Champion Hlahla 2014/08/21 07:01:04 AM
Even better
Sharon Miller 2014/08/21 07:01:43 AM
Why is the money not being spent on building and improving schools in the areas these students live?
PaasHaas 2014/08/21 07:10:43 AM
If it is anything like Mpumalanga a few connected cadres will get the transport contracts and in two months time the busses will stop running.
Philip Schalkwyk 2014/08/21 07:12:09 AM
What's the bet we will read in a few months time how the R240m was ripped off by some buddy contract and the kids still walk to school!
Sgananda Shukulase KaZokufa 2014/08/21 07:12:29 AM
Its our time all of us to enjoy the benefits of free society whereby education is made available to all
Michael Kleber 2014/08/21 07:15:17 AM
What a waste , isn't there more work to be done at Nkandla , extend the pool , build some more houses for relatives etc ?