FARMING

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Reprieve for farm families facing second eviction

But municipalities wash their hands of responsibility for providing alternative accommodation

By Steve Kretzmann - 12 December 2019
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Extinction Rebellion urges Environment Minister to declare climate emergency

“This is the time for you to act”, Creecy told

By Madison Yauger - 5 December 2019
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The grim life of a Philippi farm worker

But farmers say they too are struggling

By Barbara Maregele - 22 November 2019
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“We didn’t ask for much” – seven years after the De Doorns uprising

“We are getting to a point where we will definitely see another strike soon”

By Barbara Maregele - 11 November 2019
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Climate change plagues Western Cape agriculture

Farmers in Oudtshoorn estimate the drought has lost them billions of rands

By Madison Yauger - 6 November 2019
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Another child drowns in Addo canal

Police have found the body of 11-year-old Olwenene Maqanda

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 30 October 2019
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Low wages are not just the farmers’ fault, says US activist

Baldemar Velásquez shares experience at farm worker conference

By Barbara Maregele and Tariro Washinyira - 22 October 2019
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Over 1,000 villagers without tap water for three months

Ncorha Bulk Water Project will only be completed at the end of 2020.

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 22 October 2019
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Philippi land to be sold is not useful for farming, court told

Judgment reserved in Philippi Horticultural Area case

By Madison Yauger - 17 October 2019
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Philippi farmers challenge City on development of agricultural land

Plan to rezone part of Philippi Horticultural Area in court

By Madison Yauger - 16 October 2019
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Skwatsha agrees not to move more families onto Stellenbosch farm

Court to rule on status of Die Akker evictees next month

By Vincent Lali and GroundUp Staff - 20 September 2019
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Oak Valley: employers and employees argue over court jurisdiction

Workers want their plea for better housing heard in the Equality Court

By Tariro Washinyira - 17 September 2019
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Call for forensic investigation into farm worker equity schemes

Mcebisi Skwatsha promises to set up a task team

By Barbara Maregele - 16 September 2019
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Addo canal claims more lives

Five-year-old boys drown, bringing the number of deaths this year to seven

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 3 September 2019
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Farmworkers want 67 pesticides banned

NGO says the pesticides are already banned in the European Union

By Ashraf Hendricks - 29 August 2019
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Small-scale farmers demand access to land

“Our animals graze in yards and graveyards because there is no land for us”

By Joseph Chirume - 23 August 2019