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S. Africa must admit national drought crisis to help farmers

3 Feb 2016, Reuters

South Africa must formally declare a national disaster for the government to release relief funds to help farmers through the worst drought in a century, the country's largest grain producer group said on Wednesday, reports Reuters. 'Our Minister of Agriculture is well informed but I think we need leadership to declare it a disaster so that the process can be triggered,' said Grain SA Chief Executive Jannie de Villiers...


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