JOHANNESBURG – The days of walking to school for several kilometers in the dark are over for about 450 pupils from Limpopo.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula will on Friday morning hand over bicycles to more than ten schools in Vuwani.
The town was thrust into the spotlight two years ago when over 30 schools were either torched or vandalised during demarcation protests.
Recently, two men attacked a group of girls on their way to school and sexually assaulted two of them.
Transport Department spokesperson Ayanda-Allie Paine said that the donation formed part of government’s Shova Kalula bicycle project.
“Shova Kalula mainly focuses on rural provinces like Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, with beneficiaries comprising learners who walk between three and five kilometres to and from school on a daily basis.”
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