Heatwave threatens Food shortage in the country.

Posted on Mon January 18, 2016.

We all know that number one cause of drought around the world is excessive heat with no rainfall. This means most food markets and organic industries are affected thus rendering food shortage in other parts of the world.

We all know that number one cause of drought around the world is excessive heat with no rainfall. This means most food markets and organic industries are affected thus rendering food shortage in other parts of the world. Agri SA, which a food organisation in South Africa has also established a drought relief fund for farmers who've been hard hit by the drought. According to Eye Witness News, the organisation has also established a drought relief fund for farmers who have been hard hit by the severe weather conditions. Good news considering this has been going on since late last year and continues to threaten all parts of South Africa. It is also reported that a cattle and maize farmer took his own life in Elliot in the Eastern Cape last week, after allegedly telling a neighbour he was suffering from depression because of the drought.

Apart from the worrying food shortage, we must account for the dangers this apposes to us. We covered this subject on the October/November Newsletter last year as we were griped by the sudden weather phenomenon that swept the whole country late 2015. Temperatures are expected to soar over 40 degrees later this week alone, making this very risky for those working in hard labour construction sites. Please do all you can to protect you and your loved ones from the sun, take the necessary precautions to assure safety. For those still on holiday make sure you don’t do activities that require you to be out in the sun for longer periods of time.