Western Cape farmers remain positive as rain remains scarce

On Tuesday, Western Cape MEC of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde visited areas which have been affected by the drought - Porterville, Gouda, Sandveld and Picketberg.

According to Winde the situation remains dire and it is the new farms that are taking strain more than established farms.

We have put some measures in place to help them and we have spoken to the banks to try and help with some relief funds, perhaps extending the payment times

Alan Winde, Western Cape MEC of Economic Opportunities

Listen to the full conversation below:

In December I made some money available for these farmers to at least keep farm workers on the farms, they don’t have to retrench them

Alan Winde, Western Cape MEC of Economic Opportunities

Everybody is just hoping and believing that we will get our rain…

Alan Winde, Western Cape MEC of Economic Opportunities

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