Latest articles on 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.

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Hopefield: Brutal police vs brutalised citizens

The small town’s residents, who say they’ve been terrorised by rogue police officers for years, were unsurprised when Reginald Linnerd was found beaten to death in a holding cell

Western Cape warned not to be complacent about flat-lining Covid-19 cases

The Western Cape, which once had the highest number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa, is seeing a steady decline in active cases

Sisulu axes another water board

Umgeni Water’s board in KwaZulu-Natal was appointed irregularly by her predecessor, the water and sanitation minister claims

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Associate general accountant reveals why she chose to work in the public sector ­– and stayed

Rakshika Danilala is part of the team tasked with auditing the R500-billion fiscal package allocated by government to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic

Accounting for sustainability: A South African case study

The accountancy profession has been recognised and seen its models replicated as successful models for projects that contribute towards the SDGs

Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

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