Farm Workers

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
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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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R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

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

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

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences