Farmers in the Karoo town of Graaff Reinet say they’re experiencing the worst drought in more than 40 years. The last time the Eastern Cape town had a downpour was in February when it recorded 22 millimeters of rain.
This has forced livestock producers to reduce their herds by between 50% to 70%.
They’re now appealing to the government to intervene as the drought is crippling the town’s economy.
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