South Africa’s worst drought in years affects farmers

Government imposes water cuts and gives aid to farmers as part of emergency measures to fight severe drought.

South Africa is experiencing what many farmers say is the driest season they can remember. They are having to sell their livestock, and this is having a knock-on effect on the economy.

In response to the lack of water, the government has imposed emergency measures to restrict water use and improve supply infrastructure.

Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller reports from the Northern Cape.