Farmers in the drought-stricken Karoo is appealing for help amid the continued drought in the region. Despite the Western Cape’s heavy winter rains, and the dams reaching capacity, certain parts of the province are still battling with drought.
Two years ago, the main Gamka Dam dried up completely but now stands at 26% capacity. Western Cape authorities say they remained concerned about farmers and are trying to assist where they can. Karoo farmers say they urgently need funding in order to buy and feed their stock. They add that their reserve funds have managed so save them so far, but fear that it will soon dry up.