Why are millions of SA pupils still starving? These are the ...

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Why are millions of SA pupils still starving? These are the excuses

Government says its nutrition programme is not being supported, but lobby groups say this is no excuse

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Millions of pupils who have not yet returned to class are going hungry because of their parents’ reluctance to send them to school to collect food.

The lack of pupil transport and no feeding taking place at some schools because of water shortages have also contributed to the small number of pupils fetching food.

Statistics from provincial education departments have painted a dismal picture of the collection of food parcels and cooked meals from educational institutions...

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