National School Nutrition Programme Update Q2 2023

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Update on Eastern Cape & KwaZulu-Natal provincial performance in Q2 2023, addressing past challenges, current progress, and ongoing initiatives of the School Nutrition Programme.


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National School Nutrition Programme Update Q2 2023

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  1. National School Nutrition Programme Update on Eastern Cape & KwaZulu-Natal Q2 2023 PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON BASIC EDUCATION 31 October 2023

  2. Presentation Outline Brief background Provincial performance/update, Q2 Eastern Cape KwaZulu Natal DBE oversight and monitoring Conclusion

  3. Background KZN and EC experienced non feeding in Q1 2023 due to identified inefficiencies. Challenges were in Supply chain management (KZN) and delayed transfer of funds to schools (EC). To mitigate: DBE held a series of engagements, including visits, meetings, emails, with both PEDs as well as strengthening monitoring especially in schools. Feeding has resumed at both provinces and the progamme is fully operational. 2

  4. Provincial Performance Q2 2023 EC: The Breakfast implemented well throughout the Province. 75% of primary schools monitored (705/941) reported feeding breakfast on the day of the visit. The Province plans to extend secondary schools in the 2024/25 financial year. In terms of menu requirements intensified monitoring and the meals provided to learners complied with NSNP minimum requirements. Furthermore, All schools identified for phasing in chicken livers were included in the first tranche for the year. programme has been breakfast to all the province feeding 3

  5. Provincial Performance Q2 2023 KZN: According to monitoring reports and recently held inter-provincial meeting on 20-21 September 2023, the programme has been restored successfully in reverting to SMEs. The programme is implemented as per NSNP prescripts, provision of nutritious meals complies with the minimum feeding requirements. The province focused on timeous payment of the SMME s and VFH s as key determinants undisrupted feeding. Breakfast programme is implemented in all districts. towards ensuring 4

  6. DBE oversight & monitoring A total of 131 schools and 7 districts were monitored, all visited schools complied with the minimum feeding requirements. Provinces successfully phased in the breakfast programme in identified districts and schools A total of four (4) Food Safety workshops were conducted in FS, NW, EC and GP Seven (7) provinces namely, EC,FS,GP,LP,MP,NW and WC phased in the processed chicken livers project. KZN & NC yet to implement the new initiative. 5

  7. CONCLUSION Ongoing monitoring and support to PEDs. It is recommended that the PC note the update report on EC and KZN. oversight,

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