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WC farmers hard hit by drought

Several provinces in the country have been declared disaster areas due to a drought.

Picture: freeimages.com

CAPE TOWN - The Swartland area in the Western Cape has been the hardest hit by a dry spell, with many farmers having no crops to harvest at all.

Several provinces in the country have been declared disaster areas due to a drought.

Gideon van Zyl, a wine grape farmer in the Matzikamma region, says wheat farmers are the worst affected.

"We had a very hot day on Tuesday, at 45 degrees, and there was a little bit of damage to some of the vineyards. Some guys are working to have water until the end of March."

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