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Card image 07 November 2019 IOL

Protest action turns to looting after De Doorns residents attack trucks, steal TVs

Videos of the De Doorns community looting trucks and embarking on protest action have gone viral on social media.

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Card image 11 November 2019 GroundUp

“We didn’t ask for much” – seven years after the De Doorns uprising

“We are getting to a point where we will definitely see another strike soon”

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Card image 04 November 2019 UCT

Restoring ancestors to their home through transformational UCT process

An interdisciplinary team of academics from the University of Cape Town and two international institutions has conducted a series of scientific studies on the remains of nine people from Sutherland. They have uncovered a range of findings which could influence national policy for future burial and restitution.   

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Card image 05 November 2019 The Citizen

Magashule denies involvement in failing R200m dairy project

The province which brought you the Vrede Dairy Project is alleged to have spent millions on two failing agri-villages.

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Card image 04 November 2019 Politicsweb

Story of a KZN farm

The Ortmann family should be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of their farming business in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. The sugar and timber estate, centred on the farm Kruisfontein outside New Hanover, is run by the fifth generation of the family, brothers Dieter and Reinhard with their cousin Rupert and farm manager Andrew Smith.

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Card image 01 November 2019 Fin24

Labour unions are in crisis, but they still seek a political role

Unions had better move fast if they wish to remain relevant in the future, says Terry Bell.

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Card image 25 October 2019 Daily Maverick

Women farmworkers create food oases in the Northern Cape sands

Among the rocks, sand and astonishing heat of the Northern Cape, spinach, tomatoes, carrots and peppers sprout up in gardens. Nearly 300 women farmworkers created these household gardens to feed their families and neighbours year-round, in a province where most farmworkers face severe food insecurity.

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Card image 22 October 2019 Daily Maverick

Low wages are not just the farmers’ fault, says US activist

Baldemar Velásquez shares experience at farmworkers’ conference.

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Card image 21 October 2019 Arbetet

She risks dismissal after speaking out in Swedish media

Farm worker Claudene van Wyk spoke out about the working conditions at South African wine producer Leeuwenkuil in a report by Arbetet Global. Now she risks being dismissed for her comments. The Swedish public alcohol monopoly Systembolaget is looking into the matter.

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Card image 17 October 2019 Centre for excellence in food security

Minimum wage ‘not enough’ say farm workers

Farm workers attending the Future of Farmworkers conference, currently underway at the University of the Western Cape, were very vocal about their dissatisfaction with the minimum wage of R18 per hour for their labour that came into effect on January 1 this year.

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