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SAHRC drops investigation of Athol Trollip family
SAHRC drops investigation of Athol Trollip family
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has dropped its investigation into alleged violations of employees by DA Nelson Mandela Bay...
Letters to the editor: October 23 to 29 2015
Letters to the editor: October 23 to 29 2015
Cosatu notes and strongly disagrees with Frans Cronjé’s attack on government and the Expropriation Bill (
The uneasy jive of a poor pantsula
The uneasy jive of a poor pantsula
The roaring engines of the tractors of the Kleinfontein farmlands do so in concert with the sprinklers discharging spurts of water over a stretch of...
Farmworkers need healthcare, too
Farmworkers need healthcare, too
The tumultuous 2012 and 2013 farm strikes in the Western Cape drew the world’s attention to the poor wages and living conditions of South...
DA, ANC bury pitchforks to fix farm crisis
DA, ANC bury pitchforks to fix farm crisis
Recent strife in the ­Western Cape's agriculture sector has aggravated already tense ­political relations between the Democratic...
Farmers take stock of wage hikes
Farmers take stock of wage hikes
Almost 1 000 farmers have applied to be excluded from the new minimum wage required for farmworkers, which kicked in on March 1, according to...
'Blacklisted' farmworker urges politicians to listen
'Blacklisted' farmworker urges politicians to listen
He is in his late 30s and has been living in the De Doorns Stofland informal settlement for five years with his wife and two children. Since he...
Wage hikes will not necessarily fix rural poverty
Wage hikes will not necessarily fix rural poverty
The cost of South African labour in certain agricultural sectors is on a par with other countries in the world, but this looks set to change with...
Motlanthe: Government wants agriculture sector to grow
Motlanthe: Government wants agriculture sector to grow
"As government, we have an interest in ensuring the industry becomes profitable and continues to grow," he said on Tuesday.
TAU: New minimum wage for farmworkers will harm country
TAU: New minimum wage for farmworkers will harm country
The wage increase would jeopardise labour relations, cause a reduction in the agriculture sector work force, and create a "climate for...
Farmworkers' minimum wage upped to R105 a day
Farmworkers' minimum wage upped to R105 a day
The new rate, R36 more than the current minimum wage of R69 a day, will take effect from March 1.

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