EDITORIAL | The ‘slow violence’ of hunger does not wait for government to care

This is not only about children having access to food but access to nutritious food

18 February 2021 - 21:00

“Hunger is not a problem, hunger is an obscenity.”

These were the words of judge Sulet Potterill last year when she ordered the education department to roll out the National Schools Nutrition Programme (NSNP) to all 9 million qualifying pupils. The feeding scheme had gone awol during the Covid-19 lockdown, a devastating situation for those relying on it for a nutritious meal a day. Potterill described the school feeding schemes as a “life-saving programme for the poorest of the poor child”. ..

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