Drought, heat ruining farmers: Daily Dispatch

Cooperative saddled with R2.3m debt DROUGHT, fires and heat in the North Eastern Cape have devastated farming communities. The SA Weather Services has warned that the El-Niño effect causing extreme heat and drought is expected to continue into autumn. SA Weather Service spokesman in Port Elizabeth, Garth Sampson, reported that the 42°C temperature in Mthatha on Tuesday beat the previous record of 40.8 measured in February, 1998. “The veld is …

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