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More than half a million children at schools in the Western Cape rely on school feeding schemes 

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More than half a million children at schools in the Western Cape rely on school feeding schemes 

According to the Western Cape Education Department more than half a million learners in the province must be fed through the National School Nutrition Programme which is in many cases the only food that these children receive. According to a study title ‘Effects of Covid-19 on In-school Nutrition’, conducted in schools that served breakfast and lunch as part of the School Nutrition Programme in Gauteng, the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and North West, children were negatively impacted by restrictions imposed during the pandemic as they could not access food during this period.

27 people lose their lives in road accidents in Western Cape over the past week

Twenty-seven people lost their lives in road accidents in the Western Cape over the past week.
The province recorded 22 road accidents over the period.
The deaths included 15 pedestrians, nine passengers, two drivers and one motorcyclist.

More and more South Africans turn to alternative investments 

The Alternatives Investment Survey shows that South Africans are turning to alternative investments.
According to the survey, cryptocurrency, private equity, and solar are popular amongst investors.

Hotel website reveals most unusual room service requests 

Website Hotels.com revealed the most unusual room service requests at its associated accommodations, including requests for “diet water” and melted ice cream. Hotels.com said its inaugural Room Service Report, which analyzed room service trends at hotels listed on the website, uncovered several bizarre requests placed by hotel guests. The site said the weirdest ones reported by hotel staff members included “diet water,” melted ice cream, blowfish, cockle popcorn, an omelet without egg whites, a rice bowl for a dog, bison meat and boiled bottled water.

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