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education blackboard thumb medium80 92BusinessLive reports that schooling was the hardest hit community service due to union federation Cosatu’s nationwide ‘state capture’ strike on Wednesday‚ with learners told to stay at home or turned back due to the absence of teachers.  

In Atteridgeville‚ west of Pretoria‚ several schools were deserted with no teachers or students on site.  In some schools there were trickles of pupils and teachers‚ which forced the school management to call it a day.  In schools in Soshanguve‚ north of Pretoria‚ parents received text messages on Tuesday afternoon informing them not to send their children to school on Wednesday due to the strike.  In KwaMhlanga‚ north-east of Pretoria‚ teachers said their instruction from Cosatu was to report for duty as normal, but knock off at 10am.  Cosatu spokesperson Sizwe Pamla said the strike had been about sending a message to both government and the private sector that workers and citizens were tired of corruption.

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