Over the past four years South Africa and surrounding countries have been caught in a progressing drought rivalling those of 1967 and 1983 ©123RF
Over the past four years South Africa and surrounding countries have been caught in a progressing drought rivalling those of 1967 and 1983 ©123RF

Drought in South Africa 'will soon be over'

5 January 2017

South Africa’s commercial agricultural sector has coped relatively well through one of the worst droughts in the country’s history but subsistence farmers urgently need a relief fund to ensure recovery, according to a report.

The 2017 Agricultural Outlook by Absa bank said South Africa and surrounding countries have over the past four years been caught in a progressing drought which rivals those of 1967 and 1983.

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