The years-long drought in parts of the Northern Cape has made it the worst crisis the province has experienced in the last 70 years.
Livestock donations and even cash donations are regularly received from organizations and individual donors, but the crisis is far from being far too small.
Estimates made indicate that at least R750m is needed to save the farmers from total ruin.
Many farmers have reduced their livestock to core numbers with which they intend to rebuild a herd when the rain comes, but it will take years to put the total number of livestock back on each farm.
Donors are requested to liaise with organized agriculture as the government is quite reluctant to alleviate the need.