South African Farmers Lose Crops And Workers Amid Crippling Drought

South African Farmers Lose Crops And Workers Amid Crippling Drought

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The Theewaterskloof Dam is at just 13 percent capacity and is full of sand and dried tree trunks. About 85 miles north of Cape Town, the dam supplies both city and local farmers.

Agriculture generates hundreds of millions of dollars per year for this nation. But with water being diverted to Cape Town and expected to run out in April, farmers are preparing for the worst.

(Image credit: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images)

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