Survival in the Karoo

The killer drought is still in the Karoo, and now Covid-19 looms

Lives in the Karoo are not yet being threatened by Covid-19, but livelihoods are in great danger on two fronts

19 April 2020 - 00:00 By Claire Keeton

The cracked veld of the Karoo bursts into green where the road from Prince Albert reaches farmer Pieter Olivier's orchards.

He has lost nearly half of these orchards to drought over the past five years...

This article is reserved for Sunday Times subscribers.

A subscription gives you full digital access to all Sunday Times content.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Registered on the BusinessLIVE, Business Day or Financial Mail websites? Sign in with the same details.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00.