farm workers

 
​JZ court antics dominate headlines while the destitute remain ignored
​JZ court antics dominate headlines while the destitute remain ignored
OPINIONIn a small room in the Labour Court in Randburg, Johannesburg, a civil rights group secured a crucial land rights victory for about...
A minimum wage must restore the dignity of black people
A minimum wage must restore the dignity of black people
The introduction of a national minimum wage must go beyond the narrow purpose of establishing a minimum floor wage, below which no worker can be...
More money, fewer jobs?
More money, fewer jobs?
Widespread strikes in the agricultural sector in 2012 culminated in a victory – a substantial hike in the minimum wage for farmworkers from R70...
​Care-workers left out in the cold
​Care-workers left out in the cold
Although the proposed national minimum wage of R3 500 a month may be eagerly anticipated by employees in the domestic and agricultural industries,...
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...

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