D-Day for bakkie-taxis transporting pupils

Thirona Moodley – Provincial Manager of KZN National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of South Africa

Guest: Nathi Sukazi – Chief Director for Communications at the KZN Department of Transport

Parents whose children travel to school on the back of bakkies have less than two weeks to source an alternative mode of transport. From May 11, it will be illegal to use bakkies as transport for schoolchildren.

According to a report released by Arrive Alive, the rule comes into effect from May 11 and means that children and other persons may still be transported in the goods compartment of the vehicle – but only if it is not done for money.
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