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Xaba’s little rat race

29 April 2016, 09:22  - Karishma.Rampersadh

MEC Cyril Xaba’s plans to build food gardens will be totally in vain until he finds ways to deal with the rats that will consume the vegetables long before the community gets to eat them. The only two solutions that I can think of is garbage collection, which will be impossible I suspect for the cash-strapped department; the other is a mass of worm farms which would deal with both the garbage and provide much needed fertiliser for the food gardens. That too would be costly and involve a huge educational programme on how to care for the worms.

BERNARD PRESTON

Pietermaritzburg

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