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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Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it