- BHEKI C. SIMELANE
It would be awfully ironic to note it never rains, but pours for South Africa’s farmers, especially considering the drought that poses an imminent threat to food security, and has drastically diminished farmers hopes of bringing in a decent harvest at the end of the season. Employing this idiom, however, suffices when you examine the current challenges facing some of South Africa’s farming communities around Heidelberg. The drought, according to farmers, is only half of their problem. The other is mining. By BHEKI C. SIMELANE.