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FIDEL HADEBE | Protests should not threaten future of an entire generation

Service delivery anger, strikes must never affect pupils writing their matric exams

The Cape Town metropolitan area in the Western Cape was in flames recently when taxi operators went on a rampage about certain decisions taken by the city authorities regarding the taxi industry in the region. Buses were set on fire, cars pelted with stones, commuters could not get to work and children struggled to get to school. Some had to walk long distances to get to their schools to write their matric examinations, with some arriving late.

Recently, Sowetan carried a story of a group of pupils in another part of the country who could not write one of their matric exam papers because there had been a service delivery protest in the area and parents stopped the children from writing the exam...

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