Activists call for schools to revive feeding programmes
Child rights organisations have raised concerns about the safety of the distribution points
Child rights organisations on Monday urged basic education minister Angie Motshekga to revive the school feeding scheme, saying its suspension is jeopardising the welfare of millions of learners.
Schools have been shut for the past month as part of the government's sweeping restrictions trade, travel and mass gatherings, aimed at slowing transmission of Covid-19 in SA. They are to remain closed during the national lockdown, cutting off a vital source of nutrition for 9.6-million children from some of SA’s most deprived communities...