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feeding schemes

In South Africa the feeding schemes have usually provided hot meals to pupils. Due to Covid-19 the provinces have developed their own feed schemes. Some provinces provide hot meals while other provide food parcels.


After an outcry by education activists which resulted in Section 27 and Equal Education wanting to take the Department of Basic Education to Court. The Free State Department of Education has since responded so you should definitely read further.


Over a hundred students at a school in the Gauteng province fall ill after eating tin fish from the schools feeding scheme. Learners were hospitalized and many of them experience other terrible food poisoning symptoms. 


More than 9 million children benefit from the school nutrition programme. There have been many hiccups along the way, but the programme was recently brought back and made available to all learners in need.

 


The lockdown left many learners without food, as many of them relied on school feeding programmes which were put to a halt. The high court has reached a ruling ordering the Basic Education department to fix the situation.

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