Farm Labourers

British strawberries in a jam over picker shortage

With a shortage of seasonal labourers, a trend exacerbated by Brexit, there are growing fears many may be left to rot on their stems

Land Bill is a good, if flawed, start

It tackles communal land rights, giving ownership to the people who reside on it

Apartheid lingers in Kathy’s backyard

Head into the township section that bears the stalwart’s name and it’s clear very little has changed.

Don’t leave forgiveness out of SA’s race debate

We can have more honest conversations about race but we cannot reject forgiveness and its aim of reconciliation, writes Verashni Pillay.

Commercial farmers question Mantashe on land reform

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe faced farmers' questions about land reform, food security, labour unrest and agricultural policy inconsistencies.

Hundreds of farmers seek wage exemption

A total of 1 987 farmers have sought exemption from the wage determination for farmworkers between February and April, says Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Chamber: SA fruit boycott is irresponsible

Calls for an international boycott of export fruit from South Africa are irresponsible, said the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Fight for Philippi: Cape farmland could lose ground to housing

A stretch of farmland that could prove vital to Cape Town's food security is threatened by development, illegal dumping and informal settlements.

One killed in farm unrest as Cosatu calls end to strike

A man has been killed during farm workers protests outside Wolsely in the Western Cape.

Magwa Tea’s failure bitter to swallow

Once renowned across the world, South Africa's last remaining tea estate is struggling to recover from disputes that have plagued it since 2009.

Exploited and abused in the Western Cape

A report into the conditions of farmworkers in the Western Cape fruit and wine industries has revealed shocking details of human rights abuses.


Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs