Dry spell could hurt farmers

2008-03-11 00:00

Already pressed local consumers could see further food price hikes, not only as a result of farmers having increased production costs set off by the massive petrol price increase, but also due to drought conditions being experienced on KwaZulu-Natal farms.

Nkangane said the dry spell should break this week, with a 60% chance of showers today and tomorrow. “There is a good chance of scattered showers in the eastern parts, which includes Pietermaritzburg.”

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