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News Wrap: Agricultural sector could lose crops worth R60billion due to continued loadshedding- Winde

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Agricultural sector could lose crops worth R60billion due to continued loadshedding- Winde

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says the agricultural sector could lose crops worth R60billion due to the continued threat of load shedding. The premier has given President Cyril Ramaphosa an ultimatum saying he needs to be more transparent about the exact extent of the electricity crisis and to share short, medium and long term plans to resolve it.

Concern around animals washing up along CT coastline 

Less than a week after an aardvark washed up on Sunset Beach, the carcass of a porcupine was discovered, leaving residents puzzled and calling for urgent investigation. This comes amid growing suspicions that the recent discoveries may be related to the illegal trade in African animals.

Gauteng dams just above 40% full 

Residents in Gauteng are urged to use water sparingly during the current drought.
Rand Water says its reservoirs are just above 40 percent full.
The soaring temperatures caused high water consumption and water levels to drop over the last week.

NZ Prime Minster announces she will step down next month 

Jacinda Ardern has announced she will step down as New Zealand prime minister next month, saying she no longer has “enough in the tank” to lead.
Ardern choked up as she detailed how six “challenging” years in the job had taken a toll.

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