Irrigation farmers affected by current rolling blackouts

Irrigation farmers affected by current rolling blackouts

Irrigation farmers say they are hugely affected by the current rolling blackouts. Farmers say wheat is at a critical stage and needs enough water to be pumped to the fields. They say with the rolling blackouts, it’s impossible to do that and this will ultimately affect December’s yield.
Senior Reporter Reginald Witbooi and video journalist Lereko Motseko are at a farm in Hopetown in the Northern Cape.

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