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Growing culture: Brothers on the land, together under the sun

Some black and white farmers are working together in the name of progress in a sector that has long been associated with racial exclusion and the abuse of black people

Shadow of eviction looms over farm dwellers

In part two of a series on the lives of farm dwellers, Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni finds a community haunted by the scourge of eviction

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

Ramaphosa reiterates support for emerging farmers

On the back of the announcement that the government would allocate more land to be leased by emerging farmers, President Cyril Ramaphosa says that beneficiaries will also be trained in financial management and enterprise development

Money instead of land

The majority of previously dispossessed people choose money over property, while land reform has become the preserve of the affluent. Is there another way to think about land reform?

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

Rain brings tentative hope of a normal farming season

After weeks of oppressive heat and decreasing dam levels, recent rains renew hope for farmers

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

Court judgment to restore farm dwellers’ dignity

A Pietermaritzburg high court ruling has found that municipalities were in breach of the Constitution in not providing farm occupiers with services

Leaving home means leaving family – and could have health implications

Leaving home means leaving your friends, family and social support. But it's worse than that.

Land Bill is a good, if flawed, start

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

Farm workers union Csaawu should be saved

Union Csaawu is facing bankruptcy for supporting farm workers dismissed after historic strikes in 2012/ 13. This is why the union must be saved.

New farm expropriation proposal could ‘threaten food security’

A proposal for the state to expropriate and pay for 50% of farms into a trust for farm development has been welcomed by Cosatu but opposed by AgriSA.

SA farmers eye Mozambique

South African farmers are eager to invest in Mozambique and provide affordable food, farmers said at an agricultural conference.

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