A report into the conditions of farmworkers in the Western Cape fruit and wine industries has revealed shocking details of human rights abuses.
Cape wine farms are coming up with innovative ways to market their wines and protect the region's rich biodiversity, writes Yolandi Groenewald.
Farmers in the WC were overjoyed last Friday when the state mining company's applications to prospect on their properties were officially withdrawn.
Dreams of making a living off SA's fertile Cape winelands are souring for many grape growers forced by dipping exports and stagnant domestic sales.
SA's black winemakers are making huge strides as wine farm owners, but are still facing the challenge of expensive capital outlays.