FARMING

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Family facing eviction rejects municipality’s Wendy house

Court document shows that house was supposed to be “a standard two bedroom brick and mortar structure with indoor sanitation facilities”

By Liezl Human - 6 April 2020
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Covid-19: Are agricultural workers being protected?

Labour Department warns companies to comply or face closure

By Liezl Human - 1 April 2020
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Human Rights Commission asked to look at farm job losses and evictions

Seasonal farm worker says she was dismissed without full pay and told: “It’s because of the virus”

By Ashraf Hendricks - 23 March 2020
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The dumping of former farm workers can never be justified

There should be a moratorium on farm evictions

By Carmen Louw - 18 March 2020
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Women march against evictions in Drakenstein

“Share the land with those who work on it”

By Liezl Human - 6 March 2020

Farm worker challenges authorities in court over housing

Municipality and province accused of not meeting constitutional obligations

By Barbara Maregele - 20 February 2020
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Court blocks development on Cape Flats Aquifer

City of Cape Town and provincial government told to consider new evidence

By Wilmien Wicomb - 19 February 2020
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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