De Doorns

Sour grapes for farmers, workers

Complex and varied factors are at play behind the unrest in the Cape farmlands, writes Lynley Donnelly.

De Doorns: Police action breeds hostility

De Doorns residents have claimed they had nothing to do with the strike but have been brutalised, writes Benjamin Fogel.

Clanwilliam wage deal not discussed, says Agri SA

Agri SA says it has not been contacted by Cosatu regarding a plan to extend a recent wage deal between farmers and their workers in Clanwilliam.

Man dies from rubber bullets during W Cape farm protest

A man died after he was hit by a rubber bullet during clashes between police and striking farmworkers in the Western Cape, said a police spokesperson.

Farmworkers’ strike: No silver bullet for rural unrest

Agriculture does not hold the solution to ending rural poverty, experts say, and improving lives will take more than a simple wage increase.

Police fire rubber bullets on striking De Doorns farmworkers

Western Cape police have fired rubber bullets at workers in De Doorns protesting for better wages, says a police spokesperson.

Cosatu: Western Cape farm protests to intensify

Farmworkers in the Western Cape will intensify their strike in the coming week, said Cosatu's Tony Ehrenreich.

Farm protests: Unions, DA plead for government intervention

Labour protests across the Western Cape are due to intensify as various players in the saga, including ANC allies, plead for government intervention.

W Cape government: Defuse farm protests Minister

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant must act decisively to stop violent farmworker strikes in the Western Cape, said the provincial government.

Clouds gather over South Africa as 2013 dawns

Business optimism may be up but serious economic and labour challenges lie ahead for South Africa, writes Phillip de Wet.

De Doorns strike: Media in the line of workers’ ire

Police and angry farmworkers have been fighting running battles in the wineland areas of De Doorns. But the battles were not only against the police.

Western Cape farmers concede to union negotiations

Some farmers have agreed to wage negotiations with unions, following violent strikes that erupted in parts of the Western Cape.


Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs