5 September 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission has released a report on an investigation it conducted on scholar transport and found that the Eastern Cape Education and Transport Departments violated pupils' right to basic education by failing to provide them with transport to school. 

The Commission found that physical accessibility of schools is an integral part of the right to education and the failure to provide subsidised transportation is also counter to the best interests of the child. 

The Commission noted that physical accessibility is important because long walks to school can be dangerous for children.

To access the report in full (automatic download): http://www.sahrc.org.za/home/21/files/Lindiwe%20Mazibuko.pdf

To read SAHRC's media statement: http://www.sahrc.org.za/home/index.php?ipkMenuID&ipkArticleID=294