Although slightly later than expected, the national strike led by the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union has affected UCT's Jammie Shuttle service.
Reduced capacity over the past three days has seen long queues at major shuttle stops around campuses as drivers joined the strike.
Some students were put out by delays, while others sympathised with the drivers, saying it was their right to air their grievances.
"I've been late for one or two classes, but not that many," remarked Neo Mayo, a first-year music student.
"The line [at the Tugwell shuttle stop] was almost at Rosebank station...It's not as if the Jammie Shuttle service is an isolated service that's not affected by external factors. It's public transport, and we can do nothing about it." Yonique Morta, a first-year BCom student.
"Strikes are a reality in South Africa," added Aisha Kamedien, a first-year law student.
(The Jammie Shuttle service remains on skeleton staff today, 26 April. Please check the UCT website, @UCT_news and UCT Facebook page for updates.)
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