Dying for rain: Push to declare Eastern Cape drought disaster area

Dying for rain

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Job losses, starving animals, looming food price hikes and cash-strapped farmers selling up are the reasons Agri Eastern Cape is asking that the province be declared a drought disaster area.

The bleak picture in the Eastern Cape is a sad reflection on the national farming sector, with 31,000 jobs shed and R7bn lost countrywide in the one-year period between January 2018 and 2019...

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