Vineyard Protests - Grapes of Wrath in South Africa

Another round of labour unrest has hit South Africa, this time protests on wine farms turned violent, leaving one worker dead after clashes between farmworkers and police outside Cape Town.

  • South Africa:  The Day the Cape Winelands Burned (analysis)

    Daily Maverick, 15 November 2012

    By Wednesday, the Cape winelands had morphed into a battlefield. As fires smouldered across the famously scenic fruit-growing region, in the embers of the ongoing labour dispute we ... read more »

Police monitor demonstrators: Protests had spread across the winelands from De Doorns to Robertson, Wolesley, Ceres, Prince Alfred Hamlet and the surrounds.

  • South Africa:  Slain Western Cape Man Identified

    South African Press Association, 15 November 2012

    Tractor driver Michael Daniels was walking to buy groceries in Wolseley when he was shot and killed, allegedly by Western Cape police, the Cape Times reported on Thursday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Farmworkers Told to Suspend Protests - Union

    South African Press Association, 15 November 2012

    It would take a bit more time to inform all Western Cape farmworkers to suspend their strike, the provincial Congress of SA Trade Unions said on Thursday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Police Fire Rubber Bullets to Disperse Striking Farmworkers

    South African Press Association, 14 November 2012

    Farmworkers continued protests in the Western Cape and burned tyres on Wednesday morning while police fired rubber bullets to disperse a crowd. read more »

  • South Africa:  The Farm Workers' Strike - It's Far From Over (analysis)

    The South African Civil Society Information Service, 15 November 2012

    The mines and the farms are two enduring symbols of old white colonial theft, of the minerals and land. Because of the monopoly of the National Union of Mineworkers, whose leaders ... read more »

InFocus