Ten million — or almost 60% — of South Africa’s pupils rely on their feet to get to school every day according to the 2020 National Household Travel Survey, which showed that “walking all the way” remained the most used mode of travel for pupils to reach their educational institution in all nine provinces. While many students walk to school “because it is nearby or close enough to walk from home”, 11% said they could not afford public transport, the survey said, pointing out that about a quarter of pupils in Limpopo started travelling before 6.30am followed by KwaZulu-Natal at 18.6%. The survey also found that, in total, about 17.4 million South Africans walked all the way to their various destinations, followed by 10.7 million people who used taxis and 6.2 million who used cars or trucks as transport.