FARMING

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Farm dwellers dump rubbish at gate to wine farm

Simondium residents picket over uncollected refuse, clean water and threat of eviction

By Barbara Maregele - 13 March 2019
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Women farm workers demand end to labour abuses

Lack of enforcement of the law has lead to widespread violation of the rights of women farm workers, says NGO

By Vincent Lali - 11 March 2019
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20,000 people at risk of eviction on Drakenstein farms

“We aren’t going anywhere!” says resident

By Barbara Maregele - 1 March 2019
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Farmers, miners and immigrants battle for land at old Vlakfontein mine

Moses Skosana has no title deed although he has been farming on the old mine compound for eight years

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 19 February 2019

Farm workers march to stop evictions

“We farm workers want to use the agricultural land to provide for our families”

By Vincent Lali - 11 February 2019
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Evicted from their home, farmworker’s family camp in an old clinic

Sanna Syster lost her rights to her house when her husband died

By Barbara Maregele - 30 January 2019
Portia Michaels has stayed in Longlands for 28 years.

Farm community demands homes promised over a decade ago

Stellenbosch Municipality blames developer for delays

By Barbara Maregele - 7 December 2018
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New school bus on the cards for Cape Winelands learners

Education department also reviewing rules on provision of scholar transport for rural areas

By Barbara Maregele - 15 November 2018
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Farm workers demand dividends from black empowerment scheme

They have accused Endulini Fruit Farm of fronting in order to get land rights

By Joseph Chirume - 13 November 2018
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President Cyril Ramaphosa ignores calls for moratorium on farm evictions

Activists say moratorium is necessary to secure the tenure rights of all farm dwellers

By Barbara Maregele - 16 October 2018
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Citrus workers on strike in Eastern Cape

Workers say farmers are still not paying minimum wage of R20 an hour

By Joseph Chirume - 29 August 2018
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Herds of cows, grunting pigs, chickens and goats invade RDP yards

“We know we are not supposed to live with cattle, but where else can we go?” asks elderly resident

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 27 August 2018
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Farmers complain their cattle are being impounded

“The herd was our pride,” farmer says after Kouga municipality auctions off cattle

By Joseph Chirume - 14 August 2018
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It is not easy keeping cows in the township

Kwathema resident hopes to have land for his cattle one day

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 16 July 2018
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After the grape season ended, my landlord cast me out

Homeless seasonal grape pickers continue to occupy Kraaifontein land

By Vincent Lali - 11 July 2018
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Citrus strike ends as farmers agree to R20 an hour

Workers in Sundays River Valley return to farms

By Joseph Chirume - 7 June 2018