FARMING

Campaigns failing to stop farm evictions, say civil society organisations

Webinar highlights plight of women on farms, calls on President to honour promise

By Marecia Damons - 5 August 2020

“I can’t even feed my children” says unemployed farmworker

Seasonal workers take farm owner to CCMA for “unfair dismissal and illegal eviction”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 30 July 2020

Unemployed Cato Crest women start chicken farm to feed their families

“We are determined to make a success of this”

By Nokulunga Majola - 20 July 2020
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Robertson farmer takes activists to court over eviction email

Rural Legal Centre accused farmer of not complying with law

By Barbara Maregele - 20 April 2020
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Covid-19: Lockdown threatens women farm workers’ access to food

“We are going to starve” says seasonal worker in De Doorns

By Colette Solomon - 14 April 2020
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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