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Parts of South Africa hit by locust swarms

Public officials have accepted that they now have a real problem on their hands.

Parts of South Africa hit by locust swarms

Parts of South Africa hit by locust swarms photo credit: msn

A plague of brown locusts has descended upon several major towns in the Northern Cape and several regions that share a border with the Free State.

Remain calm

Local authorities have urged residents to remain calm, however with the large scale of disruption to farming and everyday life, public officials have accepted that they now have a real problem on their hands.

Farmers are being asked to work with the Agricultural MEC to identify where the locust outbreaks are taking place. But they have also been told that they must take personal responsibility and doing something as simple as shutting off your outside lights when its dark can go a long way to getting rid of the pests.

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