LANDBOU-PODCAST: Agri Noord-Kaap reik uit na plaaswerkers OFM

LANDBOU-PODCAST: Agri Noord-Kaap reik uit na plaaswerkers OFM

Agri Noord-KaapAgri Noord-Kaap se president, Nicol Jansen, het die aankondiging dat dié provinsie deur die regering as ‘n rampgebied verklaar is, met ope arms verwelkom.
 
Jansen het aan OFM se Martin van der Merwe op die Big Breakfast-program gesê dit is verblydende nuus, sienende daar al vir ‘n geruime tyd gepoog word om die rampverklaring ‘n werklikheid in die Noord-Kaap te maak. Jansen sê dit gaan daartoe lei dat die landboubedryf nou aanspraak op regeringshulp kan maak.

Jansen hoop egter nie die verlede herhaal homself nie met betrekking tot dié rampverklaring waartydens die…

Agri Northern Cape

Dam levels increase drastically in parts of SA, more rain needed elsewhere OFM - Christal-Lize Muller

Dam levels increase drastically in parts of SA, more rain needed elsewhere OFM - Christal-Lize Muller

The dire water situation in the drought-stricken regions of the country has improved slightly with rising dam levels because of widespread rain in some areas.

This includes parts of the Free State, North West, Limpopo, coastal areas in the Eastern Cape and large parts of KwaZulu-Natal. Sputnik Ratau, the spokesperson of the Department of Water and Sanitation, says in general dam levels in North West improved with 4%, while levels in Limpopo improved drastically from 49.1% to 58,4%. He says although rain brought some relief in drought-stricken areas in the Northern Cape, dam levels continue to downslide in this province and dropped from 75.3% to 72%. Dam levels in the Western Cape plummeted from 69.3% to 67.3%. He says despite an increase in dam levels in some provinces – these levels are…

Agri Northern Cape

Water and Sanitation reprioritising funds for drought relief in NC OFM

Water and Sanitation reprioritising funds for drought relief in NC OFM

Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of Human Settlement, Water and Sanitation

Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of Human Settlement, Water and Sanitation

The Director-General (DG) of the Department of Water and Sanitation is currently looking at reprioritising existent funds of about R300 million to set available for drought relief in the Northern Cape.

Spokesperson of the department, Sputnik Ratau, says in the process the DG will also need to engage with National Treasury to sign of the amount which will be used, among others, to access ground water by drilling boreholes in the province. Ratau says this comes after minister Lindiwe Sisulu, members of the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC), administrators and officials from the provincial government in the Northern Cape met on Friday in Kimberley. He says Sisulu and the premier, Zamani Saul, decided…

Agri Northern Cape

Reënval nie wydverspreid in droogtegeteisterde NK, droogte nie gebreek OFM

Reënval nie wydverspreid in droogtegeteisterde NK, droogte nie gebreek OFM

Agri Northern Cape Drought FundHoewel dit in die Noord-Kaap begin reën het, was dit kol-kol en nie wydverspreid nie.

Nicol Jansen, president van Agri Noord-Kaap, sê dit is noodsaaklik om te beklemtoon die droogte is steeds nie gebreek nie, ondanks neerslae verlede week in gebiede soos die sentrale, suidelike en westelike Noord-Kaap, waar die droogte die grootste impak het. Hy sê bogemiddelde reën is…

Agri Northern Cape

#Net’nDruppel: Opkomende Noord-Kaapse boer op moedverloor se vlakte OFM

#Net’nDruppel: Opkomende Noord-Kaapse boer op moedverloor se vlakte OFM

‘n Opkomende boer in die Griekwastad-distrik in die Noord-Kaap is op moedverloor se vlakte weens die voortslepende droogte en as dit nie binnekort goed reën nie sal hy sy plaashekke noodgedwonge moet sluit.
 

Frank du Toit
Foto deur Blaine Jones

Frank du Toit van die plaas Kranshoek, wat hy van die regering ontvang het, sê sy geld is op. As dit nie vir sy kinders se geldelike ondersteuning was nie, sou hy nie verder kon boer of sy getroue plaaswerkers vergoed nie.

Du Toit boer met skape en bokke. Sy plaas is op ‘n mediatoer, as deel van Agri Noord-Kaap en GWK se…

Agri Northern Cape