SA Police Shoot at Striking FarmworkersAs a violent farmworkers strike rages on in the Cape Winelands over low wages police have had yet another stand-off with protesters firing rubber bullets to repel hundreds of rock-throwing farmworkers.
Farmworkers march in Paarl, 4 December 2012
Protesters in the main road of Swellendam demonstrate for better wages on Thursday, 15 November 2012 during widespread unrest among farm workers that started in De Doorns in the Western Cape and since spread to other towns in the area.
South Africa: WC Farmworkers' Strike to Resume Next Week
SAPA, 4 January 2013
Farmworkers in the Western Cape will take to the streets next week following failed pay negotiations with Agri-SA and government, Cosatu provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich said… Read more »
South Africa: Benefactors Scramble to Fill WC Farmworkers' Stomachs
Biz-Community, 21 December 2012
According to BDLive, the battle for Western Cape farm workers' hearts, minds is now being fought through their stomachs, with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries… Read more »
Govt of SA, 14 December 2012
The Department of Labour's (DoL) national public hearings to review farmworkes minimum wages have come to an end, and the department will consolidate inputs and prepare a report… Read more »