The Northern Cape drought is one of the worst droughts the province has experienced in more than a century. It is affecting all five of the Northern Cape’s districts.
Currently, almost 10 000 farms with a carrying capacity of 166 000 large stock units, covering more than 5.8 million hectares have experienced prolonged drought.
Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman of Gift of the Givers said it had been a period of great distress for many farmers and animals in the Northern Cape for several months.
Kobus Cornelia, a farmer in Springbok says farmers in the area are in debt and cannot secure loans to buy feed to keep their animals alive.
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