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Late rains don't help Limpopo

By unknown | Apr 12, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

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Provincial authorities believe that the large amount of rain that has fallen in Limpopo in the past few weeks will make little difference to the drought gripping the province.

Segoati Mahlangu, head of communications in the Agriculture Department, said the rains had come too late and would not make much of a difference.

He said the rainy season has passed and the crops would not benefit.

Mahlangu identified the areas of Lephalale (Ellisrus) in the Waterburg, Sekhuk-hune and some parts of Mopani and Vhembe as the hardest hit.

He warned that there might also be a crisis regarding drinking water, but said that the late rain would be beneficial in this area.

Polokwane is the hardest hit regarding water shortages. Authorities have warned people to use water wisely.


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