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farming thumb medium80 84BusinessLive reports that jobs in agriculture are on the line in the Western Cape, where halfway through the winter rainy season, the province remains in the grip of one of the worst dry spells on record.  

This also has implications for the province’s food security.  The drought was far more severe and protracted than anyone had foreseen and rainfall probability remained uncertain, said Xanthea Limberg, Cape Town’s mayoral committee member responsible for water.  Tony Ehrenreich, provincial secretary of labour federation Cosatu, has accused the Democratic Alliance--led City of Cape Town of mismanaging water shortages.  "The city is not giving people water tanks so they can harvest their own water.  It is not putting in place a seawater system that would reduce the usage of fresh water in the city," he stated.

  • Read this report by Bekezela Phakathi in full at BusinessLive

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