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Farm workers

Card image 13 May 2021 Daily Maverick

Government to relocate Ventersdorp farmworkers left homeless through eviction

The families have been living in community halls after spending nights on the roadside with their belongings.

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Card image 07 May 2021 Daily Maverick

‘We have to get our house in order,’ admits labour minister amid appeals from women farmworkers deserted by UIF

Funding disbursement from the Unemployment Insurance Fund has become a problem for struggling seasonal farmworkers, says the Women on Farms Project – which has appealed for direct intervention from Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi.

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Card image 05 May 2021 Daily Maverick

‘Landmark’ ruling stops eviction of farmworkers and their adult children from Wellington farm

The eviction decision, hailed as a ‘victory for the right to family life’, will go a long way towards protecting the rights of those living on farms. The elated workers say it brings an end to fears of looming homelessness.

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Card image 07 May 2021 EWN


Minister Thulas Nxesi joined a seasonal workers meeting in De Doorns via video. The workers laid bare their frustrations with the UIF office, asking for more resources so they could get what's due to them.

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23 April 2021 Food for Mzansi

What every farmer should know about security of tenure

Experts say they have seen an increase in unlawful farm evictions. We chat to two law experts about the rights of both farmers and farm dwellers.

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Card image 21 April 2021 IOL

State to explain in court how farmworkers were evicted without alternative housing

Two departments have to explain in court why former Blesbokfontein workers and their children spent two nights with in the open following an eviction.

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Card image 29 March 2021 Business Insider

Expropriation without compensation is coming – what you need to know

Parliament is currently hearing public comments on South Africa’s Expropriation Bill.

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Card image 23 March 2021 GroundUp

Farm workers say they have nothing to celebrate on Human Rights Day

Illegal evictions of farm dwellers on the rise, says union

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Card image 16 March 2021 GroundUp

Labour Department to probe “poor conditions” on Cape farm

Workers are demanding running water, lower electricity rates and improved housing

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Card image 09 March 2021 Daily Maverick

Evicted farmworkers in Paarl South tent town live in hope of a municipal housing solution

About 60 families have been living in canvas tents for almost three years at a caravan park in Paarl South. The farmworkers are among the 20,214 residents waiting for housing solutions from the municipality.

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