Vouchers headache for Eastern Cape farmers

Subsistence poultry producers complain about having to pay inflated prices for feed under government’s Pesi scheme

PREMIUM

Businesses selling feed for livestock in the Eastern Cape are allegedly charging subsistence farmers inflated prices — sometimes up to R600 more than the normal price when buying with the government’s Pesi vouchers.

This has led to the department of agriculture investigating after it was inundated with poultry farmers complaining about exorbitant fees being charged when buying goods with the presidential employment stimulus initiative (Pesi) vouchers...

This article is reserved for HeraldLIVE subscribers.

A subscription gives you full digital access to all our content.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Already registered on DispatchLIVE, BusinessLIVE, TimesLIVE or SowetanLIVE? Sign in with the same details.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@heraldlive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.

Would you like to comment on this article or view other readers' comments? Register (it’s quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

X