Southern farmers resign to their fate

Coming up slowly: Sebolao at his maize field
Coming up slowly: Sebolao at his maize field

With the driest rain season in 34 years forecast for them, farmers in the South appear to have largely thrown in the towel. With the exception of the stubbornly optimistic few, Mmegi Staff Writer, GOITSEMODIMO KAELO finds that many are resigned to their fate

Every year around March, travellers along the Gaborone-Molepolole road know to expect piles of melons, sweet reed and maize, as farmers in the region proudly sell their harvest.

For many here, the roadside sales are an invaluable source of income and for motorists, an annual treat to look forward to.

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Respect public institutions Mr Pres

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