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Worst drought in 130 Years

Dire water shortages from rivers running dry in the Eastern Cape and the central and southern part of the Western Cape, in what AgriSA terms the “worst drought in 130 years”, have focused attention on the lack of regional infrastructure plans and a regulating authority to oversee water pricing. Emergency measures have had to be taken, including trucking in water and a planned desalination plant at Knysna to avert a disaster facing mainly dairy and vegetable farmers, who have dedicated supply lines to retail outlets but have cut back on […]

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Worst Drought in 100 Years – Southern Cape

By Craig McKune It may be another cold, wet, windy and snowy week throughout the province, but southern Cape farmers say they are battling the worst drought to hit the region in over 100 years. The SA Weather Service has warned of gale-force winds along the southern Cape coast today, along with swells of over five metres all along the Western Cape coastline. Weather forecaster Niek Koegelenberg said the Cape would be hit by a series of cold fronts until Thursday. But for farmers and residents along the Garden Route, […]

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