R5 million available for veld fire victims

R5 million available for veld fire victims

11 November 2010

published by www.ofm.co.za


South Africa —  R5 million has been made available to assist farmers affected by recent veld fires in the Free State. The news comes as a further 35 000 hectares were destroyed this week alone; bringing the total estimated hectares destroyed to 465 000 in the province this year. Free State Agriculture MEC met with Fire Protection Associations to address the issue of funding. Departmental spokesperson, Malcolm Procter says an additional R121 million has been motivated to further assist the farmers


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