Johannesburg - Over 700 children are on the waiting list to be placed in special schools in Gauteng.
Some of these children are currently at home not receiving any education while others are attending ordinary public school that don't cater for their special needs.
Democratic Alliance's Gauteng Shadow MEC for Education Khume Ramulifho sad it was worrying that there were 730 learners waiting to be placed while there is a special school which is not being filled to its capacity.
“It is unacceptable learners are on the waiting list to attend special school while Nokuthula Special School in Lyndhurst, Johannesburg is not filled to its capacity.
"These learners are now denied access to basic education because of the incompetence of the Gauteng Department of Education,” Ramulifho said.