By Stats SA estimates, 1 in 5 children are victims of sexual violence while the Western Cape education department says there have only been five reported cases at schools in the province so far this year.
While students are preparing for year-end exams, Nsfas beneficiaries say their problems have not been addressed.
Half of the school’s prefab buildings are dilapidated, with rats and bees resident and the wind passing through.
An investigative report, compiled by the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa), found that of the 20 mandatory requirements for financial service providers, the four appointed by Nsfas to disburse funds only met five.
The Western Cape education department says that at the height of the strike, 852,259 learners stayed home from school in the province.
The horrific accident that claimed the lives of five children has put a spotlight on the issue of learner transport in the country.
Education minister belabours the impact of Covid-19 on learning and teaching amid dismal literacy scores.
Some students were still digging in their heels and refusing to vacate the university residences by 16h00 on Friday, arguing that an eviction order would be required to make them go.
According to the department of education in the Eastern Cape, the improvement of facilities at almost half of the schools in the province is delayed while about a fifth have no electricity.
A calling to hear ancestral voices has got some learners suspended from school.
The department says it is doing its best to place learners who applied late.
The students dismissed reports of intimidation, looting and damage to property linked to the protest as only meant to silence and discredit their struggle for education.