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Card image 21 January 2023 News 24

Seven farmworkers succumb to heat stroke: Gift of the Givers to the rescue in blistering Kakamas

The Gift of the Givers Foundation is set to assist the community of Kakamas in the Northern Cape with additional water tanks after seven deaths were recorded in two days due to heat strokes.

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Card image 19 December 2022 Food for Mzansi

We mustadvance women’s rights on farms

Zwelivelile Mandela, the chairperson of South Africa’s portfolio committee on agriculture, land reform and rural development, says that for South Africa to reach its agricultural potential, the str…

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Card image 19 November 2022 News 24

Knoflokskraal land battle

Knoflokskraal, near Grabouw, has been occupied for more than a year, with around 400 structures illegally erected on the land.

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Card image 21 November 2022 GroundUp

Stopping people from letting their cattle graze amounts to eviction, says judge

Land Claims Court says the Constitution requires that ESTA be given a “generous interpretation”

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17 November 2022 IOL

Seasonal farmworkers could face evictions

Seasonal farmworkers suffer from precarious living conditions as highlighted in a pre-trial hearing of a High Court case that, if successful, could see them evicted from the public land they live on.

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Card image 07 November 2022 EWN

Farmworkers bear the brunt of the brutal evictions legacy

Farmworkers are trying hard to retain the roofs over their heads as they face more evictions.

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Card image 31 October 2022 GroundUp

Farm workers march to Parliament to demand major reform

List of demands handed to Minister of Agriculture

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Card image 25 October 2022 Daily Maverick

Nechama Brodie challenges myths of the ‘white genocide’ in her book Farm Killings in South Africa

Brodie’s new book explores news reports, data, legal cases and expert research on violence on farms, including violence experienced by farm labourers and in black communities surrounding mostly white-owned farmlands, which is often overlooked and under-reported.

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Card image 31 October 2022 GroundUp

Eastern Cape farm dwellers plead for access to electricity and water

But farmers explain it is too costly for them to pay to install the infrastructure

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Card image 19 October 2022 Daily Maverick

ConCourt eviction ruling fails to ‘infuse elements of grace and compassion’ into formal structures of the law

The story of Mrs Clara Phillips would be familiar to anyone with knowledge of the quasi-feudal relationships between apartheid-era farm owners and the generations of farm workers who lived and worked on these farms.

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Forcibly removed 60 years ago: Simon’s Town land claimants return https://www.groundup.org.za/article/forcibly-removed-60-years-ago-simons-town-land-claimants-return/

Botswana's Bushmen community has been the victim of forceful evictions and discriminatory harassment. https://www.fairplanet.org/story/the-forced-eviction-of-botswanas-indigenous-people/

Renewable energy worldwide is now cheaper per MWh than fossil fuels, especially in Africa given their favorable geographic situation. Much like the tobacco industry, when polluting and dangerous fossil fuels are pushed out of Europe & the US, they push their products on Africa.

Activist @BarigyeBob1 is yet to be released two days after being arrested for organising a debate on the environmental, human rights and economic impact of the controversial #EACOP. We demand his immediate release! See press statement ~> https://www.stopeacop.net/our-news/press-release-stopeacop-campaign-demand-for-the-release-of-activist-barigye-bob

A belt of thermal intolerance stretching across the whole of sub-Saharan Africa currently. 40C temperatures across many regions. Southern Africa also suffering. This at 1.3C. Adaptation to cope with heat can’t come quick enough to areas with no means to keep cool.

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