Streaming issues? Report here
Pippa Hudson 2019 1500 BW 2
Lunch with Pippa Hudson
13:00 - 15:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
See full line-up
Lunch with Pippa Hudson
13:00 - 15:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local
arrow_forward
Business

Farmers in Western Cape to get R50M in drought relief funding

28 October 2019 9:02 AM
Tags:
Drought
Farming
Karoo
Government
agricultural sector
Karoo drought
cape drought
wc government
Local government have also approached the Department of Agriculture for an additional R147 million for further drought support.

The Western Cape government has authorised the released of R50 million in emergency drought relief.

The funds will assist farm communities in the Central Karoo District, Matzikamma and Little Karoo and is specifically for food support for the next two months.

MEC for Agriculture in Western Cape Dr Ivan Meyer tells Refilwe Moloto that the current rainfall in the province is not enough.

We have seen some good rains over the weekend but despite the rains, we still have large parts of the Karoo caught in the severe drought.

Dr. Ivan Meyer, MEC for Agriculture - Western Cape Government

The drought has a devastating impact on the rural economies of the Western Cape. It is important to note that 45% of all South Africa's agricultural exports come from the Western Cape.

Dr. Ivan Meyer, MEC for Agriculture - Western Cape Government

Meyer says more funds are needed to sustain the programme.

We made a proper assessment and we need R147 million additional to last us until the end of March 2020.

Dr. Ivan Meyer, MEC for Agriculture - Western Cape Government

Listen to the full interview below...

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter


28 October 2019 9:02 AM
Tags:
Drought
Farming
Karoo
Government
agricultural sector
Karoo drought
cape drought
wc government

More from Local

190528-adam-catzavelos-edjpg

Racist Adam Catzavelos will now start negotiations to stay out of jail

12 November 2019 12:25 PM

The case against Adam Catzavelos is going ahead; plea bargain negotiations are about to start, says the NPA's Phindi Mjonondwane.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191026-refugees-edjpg

Refugees in Cape Town meet with officials to discuss their options

12 November 2019 11:52 AM

Many of the refugees remain determined to leave South Africa despite ongoing discussions with UN agency and government reps.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

refilwe-moloto-dna-testing-be-happy-to-be-youjpg

New DNA testing traces Refilwe Moloto's genetic heritage. Here's what they found

12 November 2019 11:18 AM

The DNA testing service is the most comprehensive of its kind in Africa and traces your roots while also contributing to science.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

tutu-and-fafjpg

[PICS] Tutu celebrating bok win with Siya, Faf and the team will make your day

12 November 2019 10:36 AM

The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation posted delightful photos of Desmond Tutu meeting the Springboks.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

sars-versus-public-protectorjpg

Mkhwebane, Sars boss clash over Zuma tax records - who has greater legal muscle?

11 November 2019 5:30 PM

The legal battle between Sars and Mkhwebane will make clear the powers of the public protector's office when it comes to tax info.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

190409windejpg

Winde explains why Western Cape wants to urgently import gas

11 November 2019 4:42 PM

Premier Alan Winde explains why his provincial government is lobbying for a licence to import liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

langa-world-cup-bok-trophy-tourpng

[WATCH] Jubilant Langa residents welcome Bok squad

11 November 2019 2:59 PM

Excited schoolchildren can be heard chanting 'Siya, Siya, Siya' as the Springboks tour bus makes its way through Langa.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

kfc-proposal-happy-couplepng

KFC couple to make announcement soon on 'national wedding'

11 November 2019 2:39 PM

KFC director of public affairs Zinhle Modiselle says they have met with the couple and they are in talks with their families.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

181107forumgif

Treasury expecting more investments from Africa Investment Forum

11 November 2019 2:19 PM

National Treasury deputy director general Vuyelwa Vumendlini says the investments will boost the economy and create more jobs.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Travel laws.jpg

Minors no longer need unabridged birth certificates to enter SA - Motsoaledi

11 November 2019 1:31 PM

The need for unabridged birth certificates for children entering South Africa has officially been scrapped, the minister explains.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More from Business

car-repair-mechanic-vehicle-wheels-tools-free-image-pexels-photo-2244746jpeg

You don't have to pay if your car is fixed without your prior consent

12 November 2019 12:59 PM

It's simple. No quote, no work. The National Consumer Commission explains the basic consumer rights that vehicle owners have.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Micky Mouse Walt Disney

Why 27Four is buying Clicks, AECI and Disney

12 November 2019 10:40 AM

Nadir Thokan (Co-Chief Investment Officer at 27Four) shares his stock picks of the week with Bruce Whitfield on The Money Show.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

vodacom-logo-1jpg

Vodacom adds 5.4 million customers in 12 months

12 November 2019 9:37 AM

The company now serves 115 million customers. Bruce Whitfield interviews Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191111 Allan Gray

'Allan Gray made a huge difference to many, many clients'

12 November 2019 8:51 AM

He believed the business existed to enhance people’s savings and create wealth for them, says Rob Formby, COO at Allan Gray.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191111-saldanha-arcelormittjpg

W Cape govt still hopes to avert ArcellorMittal closure in Saldanha Bay

12 November 2019 8:13 AM

Western Cape Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities David Maynier outlines options being proposed.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191111-saldanha-arcelormittjpg

About 400 jobs to be lost when ArcelorMittal closes Saldanha steel plant - mayor

11 November 2019 6:02 PM

Marius Koen says the municipality had even offered steelmaker 20% rebate on its water bill in a bid to keep it up and running.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

181107forumgif

Treasury expecting more investments from Africa Investment Forum

11 November 2019 2:19 PM

National Treasury deputy director general Vuyelwa Vumendlini says the investments will boost the economy and create more jobs.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191111 Allan Gray

Allan Gray (81) passes away

11 November 2019 1:28 PM

Allan Gray – founder of Africa’s largest privately-owned asset manager - has passed away after suffering a heart attack.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

d0u3u0pwkaajsudjpg

120 BMWs and 19 Rolls-Royces delivered to Swazi king in days - Wandile Dludlu

8 November 2019 3:57 PM

It’s been a good week or two for King Mswati III of eSwatini (Swaziland).

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

190220power-electricity-gridjpg

Eskom management to meet over potential weekend power cuts

8 November 2019 12:56 PM

Utility can't rule out possibility of load shedding this evening and over the weekend as it battles a heavily constrained grid.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward