Shell Donates R1 million towards drought relief

A donation of R1 million by Shell to Agri SA’s Drought Relief fund comes at a crucial time as livestock and grain farmers in drought-stricken areas struggle to keep animals alive and plan ahead for the season.

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The funds will support farmers in Springbok and surrounding communities in the Namaqualand region of the Northern Cape.

Agri SA president Johannes Möller said that they have been assisting more than 12 000 farmers and over 8 657 farm workers, through donations made by the public and companies such as Shell.

“All farmers are affected by the drought – commercial, game, small-scale and red meat producers. In the recent past, Limpopo was also declared a disaster area and now even more donations will be required to bring relief through the winter months," said Möller.

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“Throughout Shell’s 113-year history in South Africa, agriculture has always been a key part of our business focus. We are extremely proud to have been associated with agriculture for all these years and we realize how important a productive and effective agriculture industry is for the well-being and food security of our country,” said Anton Niemann, general manager sales: commercial lubricants.