The dark and dangerous road to school rural children face

Pupils from farm schools in Wolseley, Stellenbosch, Wellington and Grabouw handed a memorandum to the Western Cape Education Department on Monday. Picture by Bernard Chiguvare.

“We are here to tell the Western Cape Department of Education (WCED) about farm school transport. Pupils walk for about an hour to get to school. On their way, they encounter many dangers ranging from being raped, robbed or assaulted,” said Colette Solomon, Director of Women on Farms Project.