ARTICLES RELATING TO FARM WORKERS

'I am going to vote but my heart is still sore' - mom living in tent in Paarl after eviction

2019-04-30 14:37

The Mays have been from pillar to post in the hope of being allocated a house and want their old house at the farm at Windmeul Cellars, Paarl back.

Minimum wage for farm workers a 'slap in the face' - union

2018-01-31 11:35

The new minimum wage for farm workers of R3 169.19 a month is a "slap in the face" to workers, says the Commercial, Stevedore, Agricultural and Allied Workers Union.

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.

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.

 

Ramaphosa's promise on farm evictions: SAHRC wants answers

2018-04-05 14:18

The SA Human Rights Commission is to ask President Cyril Ramaphosa to keep a promise made in 2014 to stop farm evictions until people can be given dignified housing.

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.

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.

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