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. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.