School children go hungry over the holiday period

School holidays aren't always welcome for impoverished children, who rely on food schemes to keep them from starvation.

702 and Cape Talk's Koketso Sachane spoke to director of Peninsula School Feeding Association, Petrina Pakoe, about the work being done to keep children from starvation.

Listen to the inteview below:

The circumstances are really grave. We have regular reports of just how hungry children are who are coming to school.

Petrina Pakoe, director of Peninsula School Feeding Association

We are told by teachers that the meal that they receive at school is many times the only meal they have.

Petrina Pakoe, director of Peninsula School Feeding Association

This article first appeared on 702 : School children go hungry over the holiday period


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Is the ANCYL still relevant and who is likely to take over the leadership reins?

Is the ANCYL still relevant and who is likely to take over the leadership reins?

Former ANCYL spokesperson and eNCA political reporter Samkele Maseko discuss who is up for the new ANCYL leadership.

Do we need yet another Commission of Inquiry?

Do we need yet another Commission of Inquiry?

Callers weigh in on whether South Africa needs another commission of Inquiry.

Facing retrenchment? Here's how your employer is meant to handle it

Facing retrenchment? Here's how your employer is meant to handle it

The law requires an employer to give an employee a notice and conduct consultations when they contemplate retrenchments.

World Hunger Day: South Africa waste almost 30 percent of the food it produces

World Hunger Day: South Africa waste almost 30 percent of the food it produces

We look at the wasteful behaviour of South Africans based on research done by Prof Suzan Olofse.

Meet Jay Naidoo, still fighting for justice after all these years

Meet Jay Naidoo, still fighting for justice after all these years

He fought Apartheid, led Cosatu and served as Minister under Madiba. Now he's fighting world hunger and poor governance in Africa.

Hidden hunger holding South Africa back - Oxfam

Hidden hunger holding South Africa back - Oxfam

One in four South Africans are constantly hungry in spite of our farms producing more than what country needs

Popular articles
Pieter du Toit on VBS, Malema's EFF and contradicting ethics

Pieter du Toit on VBS, Malema's EFF and contradicting ethics

Malema has accused the rogue unit of still being operational and Pravin Gordhan of working in the background against the EFF.

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Cheryl Zondi is testifying against Pastor Timothy Omotoso who is accused of rape and human trafficking in his Durban church.

[WATCH] A golden buzzer for South African trio on talent show

[WATCH] A golden buzzer for South African trio on talent show

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

'The EFF seems to be trying to find scapegoats'

'The EFF seems to be trying to find scapegoats'

Deputy Editor at Financial Mail, Sikhonathi Mantshantsha, seems to be finding excuses as to why its leaders are in trouble.

VBS gave Zuma R8.5m before any security was provided for loan - News 24 journo

VBS gave Zuma R8.5m before any security was provided for loan - News 24 journo

News 24 investigative journalist Kyle Cowan reports that Zuma was granted the loan despite the fact that he could not afford it.

Julius Malema is captured, says Kenny Kunene

Julius Malema is captured, says Kenny Kunene

Kenny Kunene describes the issues he has with EFF leader Julius Malema.