Drought crisis: you can make a difference

By admin
18 December 2015

Contribute to the Drought Disaster Fund and help the country weather the devastating effects on our economy

Contribute to the Drought Disaster Fund and help the country weather the devastating effects on our economy.

The facts:

  • This season’s drought is the worst in 50 years
  • Food prices are expected to rise by 40% by April 2016
  • Meat prices expected to rise by 50% by April 2016
  • An estimated 300 000 black communal farmers could be wiped out
  • A total of 40 000 head of livestock have already perished
  • Up to 7 million tons of maize may have to be imported to feed livestock and people
  • Thousands of farm workers could lose their jobs

"In my 40 years as a farmer I’ve never seen anything like it. We won’t have food for our people next year." --  Carel Nel, cattle and maize farmer from the farm Helderfontein, Brandfort, Free State

How it works: SMS 42030 to donate R30*

Where does the money go?

  • Humanitarian relief programs
  • Feed and fodder initiatives
  • Emergency assistance
  • Coordinating efforts of organised agriculture

For more information or if you’d like to make a bigger contribution, send an email to DroogteRampFonds@senwes.co.za or go to droogterampfonds.co.za

*All SMSes charged at R30.

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