I am calling on all major retail companies who benefitted massively from Black Friday to back government and agricultural organizations’ drought relief efforts.


The drought continues to threaten farmers and farm workers putting food security at great risk across South Africa


Thirty-seven percent of rural communities in South Africa are currently affected by drought with the Western Cape, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and Limpopo being hit the worst


Now is the time to support our farmers and farm workers to avoid a Black Christmas.



Photo caption:  Minister Meyer with an emerging farmer, Johan Arnoldus of Gauls Farming, Matjiesvlei. Calitzdorp and his sister during one of Minister’s drought visits.


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Minister Meyer


Daniel Johnson

Spokesperson for the Provincial Minister of Agriculture

Tel: 021 483 3261

Cell: 071 087 5150

Email: daniel.johnson@westerncape.gov.za