This emerged at a recent Parliamentary portfolio committee meeting when the Department of Basic Education presented its progress report on inclusive education and special needs education.
The report outlined the measures that are implemented to improve education for special needs pupils.
It also details a strategic focus up until 2021. The department claimed that there are approximately 11 461 disabled pupils who are waiting for schools.
In KwaZulu-Natal, there are approximately 2 769 disabled children on its list, the Eastern Cape has 2 160 children waiting and in the Western Cape 230 disabled students have been placed on the waiting list.