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Court orders education department to feed all pupils – whether in school or not

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The court ordered the department to roll-out the feeding scheme to all eligible children without delay. Picture: Supplied
The court ordered the department to roll-out the feeding scheme to all eligible children without delay. Picture: Supplied

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Pupils, regardless of whether they are in school or not, must be provided with meals. This is an order granted by the Pretoria High Court against the department of basic education led by Angie Motshekga on Friday.

Last month, civil society group Equal Education (EE), brought a court challenge against Motshekga’s department to force it to provide meals as part of the National Schools Nutrition Programme.

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