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Fight for house in court

2017-06-21 14:16

ANC members picketed outside the Howick Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday to support a family who had been interdicted from building a house on a farmer’s land.

Nkwinti launches 50/50 wine farm scheme for workers

2016-12-10 16:29

Part of a 325-year-old Cape wine estate was given to farmworkers at the Solms-Delta wine estate in Franschhoek in a ceremony attended by the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Gugile Nkwinti.

Court bid to stop salary attachment

2014-11-02 12:55

A group of indebted farm workers are taking microlenders to court in a bid to stop them attaching their salaries.

Inside Labour: Farm union stalemate

2014-04-11 07:24

Attempts to establish a farmworkers' union seem to be going nowhere, says Terry Bell.

SA to clampdown on undocumented farmworkers

2013-10-10 18:00

The home affairs department will visit farming communities across South Africa to inspect the immigration status of workers, says Minister Naledi Pandor.

Victory for North West farm workers

2013-08-02 07:15

Cosatu in North West has welcomed a Mmabatho High Court judgment in favour of farm workers and farm dwellers.

Farmworker commission on the cards

2012-11-13 08:49

As wage protests escalate, Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson is to ask the labour department to relook minimum wages for farm workers.

Cape farm workers disperse

2012-11-05 20:12

A crowd of up to 800 protesting farm workers dispersed following a protest on the N1 highway at De Doorns, Western Cape police say.

 

Solms-Delta workers’ trust shareholding is increased to 45%

2017-04-16 06:00

A little over 10 years ago, neuroscientist Mark Solms bought a fruit farm in picturesque Franschhoek with the idea of turning it back into a wine farm.

Farm workers had no safe drinking water, investigation finds

2016-11-17 21:03

Western Cape Economic Development MEC Alan Winde says an investigation has revealed evidence of the poor working conditions of farm workers.

Cape farm worker problems concern Ramaphosa

2014-10-05 20:00

Changes in the Western Cape's farming sector are affecting farm workers the most, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Farm workers to get R12.41 per hour

2014-02-03 14:03

Farm workers' salaries will increase by 75 cents to an hourly rate of R12.41 in March, according to the labour department.

Farmers fret over worker share plan

2013-09-05 09:28

Commercial farmers are concerned over the possibility that farmers would be "encouraged" by the state to give farm shares to workers, according to a report.

Cape farmers accused of ‘cleansing’

2013-05-07 15:33

Farmers in De Doorns in the Western Cape have been accused of trying to replace farmworkers with staff sourced through labour brokers.

Limpopo farmer gets R28m notice

2012-11-08 07:18

A Limpopo farmer has been slapped with a R28m contravention notice for failing to comply with labour regulations.

Domestic workers to get provident fund

2012-02-22 16:12

The state will start provident funds for domestic and farm workers by next year and look into medical schemes for the security sector.

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