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Black farmers hardest hit by farm strikes

Since the beginning of November, unprotected farm strikes have erupted across the Western Cape. Workers demand that their wages be increased from R69 to R150 per day. The strikes were suspended in…

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Labour minister’s silence must end – Zille

Cape Town – Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has turned her attention to “other work” in the midst of a violent farmworker strike in the Western Cape.  read more

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South African Farm Workers Clash With Police

As farm protests flare in the Western Cape grape valley, Agri SA president Johannes Moller considers the unrests to be ‘politically motivated’.   Johannes Möller said the Congress of South African Trade Union…

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Exports take a knock as farm strikes spread

As strikes on farms in Western Cape continued to spread yesterday, the provincial government and business said the impact of the labour unrest could affect South Africa’s agricultural exports.  read more

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