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AgriSA says load-shedding continues to have far-reaching implications in the sector

VAAL TRIANGLE - Agri SA has submitted a letter to the National Disaster Management Centre, detailing the implications of load-shedding for grains, livestock, poultry, fruit, vegetables, sugar and edible oils. The sector has lost more than R23-billion in the nine months ended September 30th, 2021, as a result of load-shedding. AgriSA’s Christo van der Rheede says critical short-term measures that can mitigate the impact of load-shedding on food security, include declaring the sector and associated value chain an essential service, and allowing for higher rebates on diesel and petrol used for electricity generation. PHOTO: (Supplied)

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