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Card image 27 April 2023 African Arguments

Farmworkers feel heat as SA wine industry eyes climate change

As vineyards in South Africa strategise to keep the wine flowing amid climate change, farmworkers fear more extreme conditions.

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Card image 01 May 2023 The Citizen

Workers’ Day: Parliament acknowledges farm labourers plight and unemployment

Despite progress in protecting workers rights and improving working conditions South Africa's unemployment rate remains high.

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Card image 25 April 2023 GroundUp

Drakenstein municipality heads to Supreme Court of Appeal over emergency housing

The municipality says its housing policy for poor rural and farm dwellers “is more generous than other municipalities in the Western Cape”

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Card image 23 March 2023 GroundUp

Workers demand harsher penalties for farms violating labour laws

New study finds poor working conditions even on some Fairtrade-certified farms

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28 January 2023 IOL

Farm dwellers and farmer at war

about 10 families living on Bellevue Farm on the R44 in Paarl have been complaining about since the farm's new owner took over.

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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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