FARMING

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

Western Cape farm workers picket outside parliament

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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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29 July 2021

Frustrated Vrygrond residents protest destruction of chicken coop

The community has started to rebuild the structure

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16 July 2021

Activist accused of harassment agrees to apologise to Robertson farmers

Farmer says in court papers he may have suffered “economic harm” because of the activist

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7 June 2021

Government buys farm in Ventersdorp for evicted farm workers

The families have been living in community halls after spending nights on the roadside with their belongings

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13 May 2021

Labour Minister promises action against farmers

Dozens of farm workers complain of difficulties accessing UIF during Covid-19 lockdown

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7 May 2021

Urban livestock farmers desperate for grazing land

Pastures have been displaced by land occupation and private game reserve in Colchester

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4 May 2021

Zimbabwean mother and daughter start veggie farm after losing jobs during lockdown

Jane Hozheri says they are making more money farming than in their previous jobs

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24 March 2021

Farm workers say they have nothing to celebrate on Human Rights Day

Illegal evictions of farm dwellers on the rise, says union

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23 March 2021

Former farmworker refuses to leave her home of 30 years

Ladismith farmer says he needs the house for current workers

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17 March 2021

Labour Department to probe “poor conditions” on Cape farm

Workers are demanding running water, lower electricity rates and improved housing

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16 March 2021

Ladismith cheese workers demonstrate in solidarity with farm workers

Factory workers demand action against farmer

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25 February 2021

Forced closure of Humansdorp co-op hits farmers

Striking workers vow to keep co-op shut until grievances addressed

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17 February 2021

Civic farming campaign opposes Philippi Horticultural Area development

Proposed massive urban development opposed by small farmers

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12 February 2021

Women march for farm and land rights

“Land now, food forever” demand activist organisations

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1 December 2020

Forgotten farm dwellers in Philippi plead for services

They say they do not know who to ask for help as farm owner is impossible to track down

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10 November 2020