The Western Cape education department says that at the height of the strike, 852,259 learners stayed home from school in the province.
The taxi protest in the Western Cape has shuttered clinics at the same time as the number of people needing treatment for violent injury has spiked.
The protest called by Santaco left thousands stranded on the first day of the two-day action.
Taxi associations in Gauteng staged a strike on Monday, 22 June, against the covid-19 relief grant from government.
Police minister, Bheki Cele has intervened in the taxi violence in Mthatha that has claimed more than 60 people’s lives since 2016 by suspending major routes indefinitely, until the terms of a peace accord brokered between the warring taxi associations are respected.