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SKHAFTIN ROAD TRIP Day Two — ‘If we don’t plant our own food we are going to starve’

An informal settlement in Graaff-Reinet has been coming up with ways to provide affordable means to feed their community since lockdown in 2020, and now the low-cost, plastic-free grocery store might be their next sustainable alternative.

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Card image 29 April 2022 GroundUp

Eastern Cape farm workers vow to continue strike

Farmers’ organisation says many farms will struggle to survive this season

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Card image 29 November 2021 Food for Mzansi

The reality is that farmworkers die with nothing

“The reality that farmworkers can die with nothing. Their lives can end just like that while they spent their whole

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Card image 14 November 2021 IOL

Women want land, De Lille told

Farm workers wanted to engage Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille on land

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Card image 02 November 2021 Food for Mzansi

Enough with violating farm worker rights

Intimidation, forced labour, gender-based violence, gender disparity, farm evictions, poor living conditions and absent occupational safety and health systems. These are some of the issues and challenges farmworkers still face, and agriculture, land reform and rural development minister Thoko...

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Farmworkers’ children should join sector by choice, not circumstances, says Didiza

Minister Thoko Didiza held a stakeholder engagement with female farmworkers and NGOs in commemoration of World Food Day in Cederberg municipality, Western Cape.

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Card image 21 September 2021 IOL

Farmworkers reaping rich pickings from donated land

The community is building a village of the future

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Card image 06 September 2021 Food for Mzansi

How to talk to employees about mandatory vaccination

The discussion can no longer be avoided. But at least having a discussion with their staff will be of critical importance to farmers and agribusiness owners. Experts emphasise that a top-down enforcement is a no go.

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Card image 20 August 2021 Food for Mzansi

Women still face challenges despite equality gains

A recent study on gender equality in agriculture found that women experience prejudice, sexism, lack of confidence, motherhood and childcare to be challenges in the workplace.

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Card image 29 July 2021 GroundUp

Farm dwellers and emerging farmers clash, with government at the centre, over land allocation

Families that have resided on Bapsfontein farm for many decades fear eviction.

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