FARMING

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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
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Farm workers say Oak Valley housing arrangements are racist

But farm retorts that its living conditions are humane

By Tariro Washinyira - 21 August 2019
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Hundreds stranded by roadside after massive farm eviction in Kraaifontein

Evictees say all their possessions were seized

By Vincent Lali - 21 August 2019
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“We don’t grow plants, we grow people”

Streetscapes’ urban gardens offer people living on the streets a way to reintegrate with society

By Ashraf Hendricks - 24 July 2019
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Family living along R44 in Paarl buy a house

The family plans to move to Wellington at the end of July

By Barbara Maregele - 19 July 2019

Farm workers, let down by politicians, face new threats to their security

Their situation can be improved but is there the political will?

By Stephen Devereux and Colette Solomon - 17 July 2019
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“The black poor majority on farms are feeling the rot of this system”

Farm workers and farm dwellers protest to demand rural reforms

By Joseph Chirume - 12 July 2019
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Police and developers blame each other for unlawful eviction

Land occupiers in Mayfield intend to bring contempt of court action

By Zoë Postman - 10 July 2019
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Judge says roadside May family are “authors of their own fate”

Courts make inhumane decisions based on legal facts and are not in touch with our people on the ground, says farm workers’ rights organiser

By Barbara Maregele - 21 June 2019
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Herding cattle in Gauteng to send every cent possible to Lesotho

Kopano Lekau works seven days a week as a herdsman to earn R2,000 a month

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 7 June 2019
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Threat of new strike at Robertson Winery

Wage talks leave workers unsatisfied

By Steve Kretzmann - 27 May 2019
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Vavi joins Grabouw farm workers march

Unions to meet with Human Rights Commission and Oak Valley managers over housing issues

By Barbara Maregele - 24 May 2019