The coronavirus pandemic working its way through SA will have many knock-on effects, including hunger and malnutrition as 9-million children are deprived of free meals while schools are shut.

Nearly a quarter of SA’s people are school-going children enrolled in grades R-12. One of the under-celebrated achievements of the government over the last 10 years has been the mass rollout of a successful school-feeding scheme to all no-fee schools — the national school nutrition programme...

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