MAVERICK CITIZEN: Eastern Cape drought: ‘Hope is our only choice’

As good rains fell in the drought-hit Karoo for the first time in months, communities were talking of nothing else. Every farmer knew exactly to the millimetre how much rain they had and when, and were anxiously watching the sky and the field for what is known as ‘follow-up rain’. But for the communities in Karoo towns, while many celebrated the first real summer rain of the season by running around outside, the struggle for potable water continues....

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Published By: dailymaverick - Tuesday, 14 January