FARMING

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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
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Western Cape could be testing ground for land expropriation without compensation, says minister

Mcebisi Skwatsha says government is considering action to protect families from eviction in Drakenstein

By Barbara Maregele - 5 June 2018
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Woman faces eviction after 51 years on a farm

200 people under threat of eviction in Simondium, meeting told

By Barbara Maregele - 31 May 2018
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“No toilets equals crap wine” farm workers warn

Workers march for better working conditions

By Barbara Maregele - 31 May 2018
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When losing your job means losing your home

Former farm worker battles to keep house on Ceres farm but farmer says there is a shortage of homes for current workers

By Aidan Jones - 10 May 2018
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BEE farming project strangled by drought

“The dam is now at less than 10% of its capacity,” says farmer

By Aidan Jones - 25 April 2018
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Tsonga farmers put vacant Gauteng municipal land to good use

“The municipality warns us when someone buys the land, then we move on”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 11 April 2018
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Ramaphosa asked to keep his promise to freeze farm evictions

20,000 people threatened by evictions in Drakenstein, Human Rights Commission told

By Barbara Maregele - 5 April 2018
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Township residents want pigs out

A piggery run from a private house in Imbali, Pietermaritzburg, has neighbours up in arms

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 4 April 2018
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Spat over water on Drakenstein farm

Owner reconnects water supply to families after complaints

By Barbara Maregele - 27 February 2018
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Unions fed-up with new minimum wage for farm workers

Daily minimum up R7 from R138 to R146

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 30 January 2018