Farming

City of Joburg demolished Mama Fifi’s urban farm, but she’s determined to start again

June demolition of Bertrams Urban Farm, running for 16 years, disrupted dozens of feeding schemes

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Video | 8 August 2022

Seasonal farm workers struggle for months to get their UIF money

Long queues at De Doorns labour office where the system is often offline

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News | 5 August 2022

High Court victory for former farm worker from Wellington

Drakenstein Municipality failed in its duty to provide emergency housing, Western Cape High Court finds

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News | 2 August 2022

Gugulethu’s sweetest business

Vuyo Myoli set himself up as a beekeeper in the Cape Town township

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News | 29 July 2022

Families to be kicked off state farm to make way for private farmer

The fate of about 20 households hangs in the air as the Agricultural Research Council moves ahead with plans to lease the farm

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News | 22 July 2022

Are South Africa’s pesticide rules outdated?

Farm workers and consumers should be worried, says public health expert. But industry body says food security depends on the pesticides in use.

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News | 4 July 2022

Eastern Cape farmers demand more support from government

Developing farmers marched to the provincial government on Tuesday to call for more security of tenure, more resources, and an end to corruption

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Brief | 1 June 2022

Township stock farmers want fewer fines and more help

Theft of stock and lack of grazing are problems

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News | 31 May 2022

Farm workers demand urgent ban on 67 pesticides

Women on farms say that pesticide exposure is making them sick

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News | 6 May 2022

Video: He was in prison. Now he teaches elderly people how to grow vegetables

Thirty-three year old Ludwe Qamata teaches vegetable gardening to older people in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

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Video | 3 May 2022

Eastern Cape farm workers vow to continue strike

Farmers’ organisation says many farms will struggle to survive this season

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Brief | 29 April 2022

Thousands of farm workers face eviction with the end of the National State of Disaster, activists warn

Women on Farms march against evictions in the Western Cape

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News | 27 April 2022

Eastern Cape court interdicts protesting workers from being 500m from farms

Farmer says the protests and damage to property has costly implications on the already strained citrus industry

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News | 25 April 2022

Farm workers torch immigrant labour hostels, demand R30 an hour

Kirkwood and Addo towns shut down by protesters

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News | 22 April 2022

Farm women demand Distell act against suppliers that violate workers’ rights

“We work in the vineyard, we grow it, we prune it, we work with the fruit, but we get the least money” says farm worker

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News | 24 March 2022

Farm workers demand wealth tax for the 1%

Women on Farms protest outside Parliament ahead of budget speech

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Brief | 23 February 2022