De Doorns

W Cape farm protests: Labour dept advises mediation

As violent protests broke out in the Western Cape grape valley, the labour department has called for mediation between farmers and workers.

Wine-farm workers enjoying the fruits of their labour

Far removed from the nearby strikes in the Western Cape, these wine-farm workers have a reason to pull together.

Grape valley remains on tenterhooks

Farmers beef up security amid threats of more violence should workers' wages not be increased.

Farm public hearings to get underway

Public hearings will begin this week to gather the opinions of farmworkers and their employers on labour conditions.

Western Cape farm workers suspend protests

Western Cape farm workers will suspend their protests over wages and living conditions for two weeks, Acting Labour Minister Angie Motshekga has said.

Joemat-Pettersson to ask Zuma for higher farm worker wages

Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson is expected to meet President Jacob Zuma to get his support for higher wages for farm workers.

Agriculture minister to hold urgent meeting on De Doorns

Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson will hold an urgent meeting in Pretoria to discuss the strike by De Doorns farmworkers.


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