Farmers ready to limit reliance on farm workers – Mulder

2012-11-21 12:00

An “exorbitant” increase in the minimum wage for farm workers will bring about job losses and mechanisation in the sector, Deputy Agriculture Minister Pieter Mulder has said.

Mulder said a reduction in the number of farm workers over the past seven years was part of an international trend, but the situation in South Africa was compounded by a range of controversial decisions.

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