Cape floods had a positive impact on the Central Karoo District
By Yamkela Xhaso
The Cape floods may have caused severe damage on the Peninsula as they displaced 20 000 people and damaged infrastructure.
According to the Western Cape Department of Agriculture the rains were a gift in the central Karoo District as it ended a four year old drought and farmers could now produce quality products.
Western Cape MEC for Agriculture Cobus Dowry said,
“The positive side of the rains were that, in the middle of Karoo had a four-year old drought and I hope the Karoo will get more rain, because many farmers have left their farms.”
“That will have a big negative impact on meat prices”