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Farm dwellers fight to access water and other basic services

Municipalities have failed to prioritise the rights of labour tenants and farmworkers

EFF eyes municipalities ahead of 2021 local government elections

EFF leader Julius Malema says the party is preparing to govern in many municipalities from next year. It is also launching a programme to defend the rights of farm workers

Workers with noncompliant bosses can now access Covid-19 relief scheme

Last week the department of labour announced that more than R14-billion had been paid to workers, but some are still struggling to access the fund

Farmworkers live in filth in Franschhoek

Rights groups say government needs to intervene and expropriate land in cases where rich farmers don’t maintain labourer accommodation

The farm workers who produce our food are the most vulnerable to hunger

When drafting policies to address this situation, it is important that the voices of the workers themselves are taken into account

Interdict ‘infringes’ on farm workers’ rights

Experts question an interdict granted to a group of farmers, saying it limits the farm workers’ right to speak out against alleged mistreatment

On the road: Go inside the farm clinics making sure workers are never far from care

They're not only good for workers' health, they're good for business too.

Constantia leaves bitter aftertaste

Behind the facade of the renowned brand is alleged labour abuse and chemical misuse

​ConCourt falls short of farm dweller Act’s aims

The court failed to give teeth to farm tenant law by approving unsuitable alternative housing.

Land Bill is a good, if flawed, start

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

​JZ court antics dominate headlines while the destitute remain ignored

Cases about the rights of the vulnerable are overshadowed by his legal-political games.

A minimum wage must restore the dignity of black people

We must address the legacy of apartheid and abolish the slave wage economy we have inherited.

More money, fewer jobs?

Will a minimum wage lead to higher incomes but less work? We speak to those in the trenches.

​Care-workers left out in the cold

The minimum wage won’t include community health workers, whose earnings are already paltry.

SAHRC drops investigation of Athol Trollip family

The Human Rights Commission has dropped allegations of unfair labour practices and poor working conditions against the Eastern Cape's DA leader.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

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​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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