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The National School Nutrition Programme and its affects on schooling for farm workers in South Africa: -An investigation of two generations living and working on wine farms in the rural areas of Western Cape
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences. Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this thesis, I study the effects of the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) on the rural areas of Western Cape, South Africa. More precisely I try to find out how the NSNP has affected the families in this rural area and what attitudes that can be found among the two generations of people living and working on wine farms. The reason for this investigation is that NSNP was set up to increase school attendance among children living in an exposed socioeconomic environment, and I wanted to see how much the NSNP affect people’s daily life, with focus on the ones living on/near wine farms in the more rural areas in Western Cape since these areas holds socioeconomic groups that are exposed in the society. 

To answer the research questions, I conducted several interviews with both wine farm workers and pupils living on/near a wine farm. But oral history is more than a method! I wanted to look upon the history from a grassroots perspective with a special focus on the working class, ethnic minorities and women´s part in the history.  My theory is based upon the terms Welfare and Social inequality. These two perspectives describe access to labor market, poverty, education and income support. These aspects highlight different forms of social exclusion which wine farm workers and pupils living on/near wine farm lives in. 

With these methods I found out that the NSNP plays a crucial part in the lives of those who lives in the rural areas of Western Cape. Many pupils go to school just because their parents want it due to lack of food at home. The government’s purpose of the NSNP, to increase the school attendance can be seen in the answers giving to me during interviews with wine farm workers. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 74 p.
Keyword [en]
Nutrition, mal-nutrition, poverty, child-poverty, school, Primary School Nutrition Programme (PSNP), National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP), African National Congress (ANC), Apartheid, inequality
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History and Archaeology
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-14250OAI: diva2:441629
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Educational program
Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
2011-06-15, Platon, Linnéuniversitetet,Universitetsplatsen 1, Hus F, Växjö, 11:00 (English)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-10-06 Created: 2011-09-16 Last updated: 2011-10-06Bibliographically approved

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