Farming

Are South Africa’s pesticide rules outdated?

Farm workers and consumers should be worried, says public health expert. But industry body says food security depends on the pesticides in use.

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News | 4 July 2022

Eastern Cape farmers demand more support from government

Developing farmers marched to the provincial government on Tuesday to call for more security of tenure, more resources, and an end to corruption

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Brief | 1 June 2022

Township stock farmers want fewer fines and more help

Theft of stock and lack of grazing are problems

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News | 31 May 2022

Farm workers demand urgent ban on 67 pesticides

Women on farms say that pesticide exposure is making them sick

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News | 6 May 2022

Video: He was in prison. Now he teaches elderly people how to grow vegetables

Thirty-three year old Ludwe Qamata teaches vegetable gardening to older people in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

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Video | 3 May 2022

Eastern Cape farm workers vow to continue strike

Farmers’ organisation says many farms will struggle to survive this season

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Brief | 29 April 2022

Thousands of farm workers face eviction with the end of the National State of Disaster, activists warn

Women on Farms march against evictions in the Western Cape

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News | 27 April 2022

Eastern Cape court interdicts protesting workers from being 500m from farms

Farmer says the protests and damage to property has costly implications on the already strained citrus industry

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News | 25 April 2022

Farm workers torch immigrant labour hostels, demand R30 an hour

Kirkwood and Addo towns shut down by protesters

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News | 22 April 2022

Farm women demand Distell act against suppliers that violate workers’ rights

“We work in the vineyard, we grow it, we prune it, we work with the fruit, but we get the least money” says farm worker

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News | 24 March 2022

Farm workers demand wealth tax for the 1%

Women on Farms protest outside Parliament ahead of budget speech

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Brief | 23 February 2022

Meet Koketso Moloko - a successful woman farmer

Starting a farm during lockdown was tough but now she has some big clients

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Video | 29 November 2021

Attacks, stock theft, shrinking pastures, drought and a lack of vets: Eastern Cape horse owners in dire straits

As government prioritises food production, horse farmers are left out

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News | 17 November 2021

Toddler airlifted to hospital after falling into uncovered drain

Local farmworker movement plans to lay charges against farmer

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News | 5 November 2021

“We don’t want handouts. We want land”

Western Cape farm workers picket outside parliament

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Brief | 11 August 2021

Farm dwellers and emerging farmers clash with each other and government over land

Families that have resided on Bapsfontein farm for many decades fear eviction

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News | 29 July 2021