DROUGHT RELIEF IS HERE

Following legislature questions and continued pressure from DA agriculture spokesperson Veliswa Mvenya, farmers are finally receiving drought relief from the government.

According to the Department of Agriculture they received over 6 000 applications. A total of 405 commercial- and 2 200 emerging farmers will receive help.

However, the R18-million which is currently being paid out is not nearly enough. It is estimated that the need is at least R51-million.