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Card image 14 January 2020 SowetanLive

Department investigates illegal farm deductions

There is renewed hope for Mpumalanga farmworkers who have been subjected to illegal deductions on their wages after department of labour paid their employer a visit last week.

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Card image 02 January 2020 GCIS Sowetan Live

Farmer empowers workers

An award-winning farming enterprise is opening doors of opportunities for its employees.

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Card image 27 November 2019 IOL

How can Ramaphosa fire us before Christmas, asks retrenched farmer

President Cyril Ramaphosa might soon find himself embroiled in a Labour Court battle as Fawu is set to take him to task over retrenchments.

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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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