Drought Adds to SA’s Economic Gloom

Driving his pick-up truck down a dirt road, farmer Petrus Roux points to scorched fields that should be a sea of green maize, part of South Africa's western grain belt
 

Driving his pick-up truck down a dirt road, farmer Petrus Roux points to scorched fields that should be a sea of green maize, part of South Africa's western grain belt.
 
The worst drought in over a hundred years has devastated crops and could tip the economy into recession, adding to a loss of investor faith in President Jacob Zuma, pushing up food prices and possibly stoking social and racial tensions ahead of local elections.
 
"As far as the eye can see, empty fields," Roux says, pointing to pastures seared a rusty red.
 
To read the article titled, “SA's worst drought in memory adds to economic gloom,” click here.
 

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SABC News

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