Police Brutality Allegations in Farm Strike


While the farmworkers wage strike has gained support from union COSATU in most of the country's provinces, questions are being raised about the death of a farmworker who was allegedly brutally beaten up by police.

A tense stand-off between police and protestors in Robertson after farmwokers protest turned violent

  • South Africa:  Cosatu Limpopo Supports the Demands for Better Living and Working Conditions of Farm Workers

    Congress of South African Trade Unions, 16 January 2013

    COSATU Limpopo Province fully supports the demands for better living and working conditions of farm workers as presented by workers in the Western Cape, we therefore call upon the ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Great Leap Forward to a Possible End to Agricultural Strike

    Congress of South African Trade Unions, 16 January 2013

    Cosatu is very pleased with the agreement that was concluded in Clanwilliam with a significant number of farmers. This agreement covers a wage increase of R105 and a commitment to ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Allegations and Counter-Allegations in Farm Strike

    GroundUp, 16 January 2013

    With one man confirmed dead in De Doorns as well as further allegations of police brutality and coercion on the one hand and striker intimidation on the other, the ongoing farm ... read more »

  • South Africa:  The Boland Upheaval and Failing the Children of the Poor

    GroundUp, 16 January 2013

    South Africa has continued to fail the children of the poor and is once again reaping the results of that failure. Nowhere is this more evident than in the recurrent violent ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Cosatu Eastern Cape Press Statement in Support of Farm Workers' Strike

    Congress of South African Trade Unions, 15 January 2013

    COSATU Eastern Cape would like to express its full support for farm workers in the Western Cape and elsewhere in their strike for a minimum wage of R150. The first three days of ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Cosatu KZN Backs Farm Workers

    Congress of South African Trade Unions, 15 January 2013

    COSATU KZN is extremely disturbed and dismayed by the stance by AgriSA and AgriWestern Cape towards the strike in the Western Cape by farmworkers. We call on all farm owners to ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Cosatu Free State Statement On Industrial Action Taken By Farmworkers in W Cape

    Congress of South African Trade Unions, 14 January 2013

    We have noted the ‘mixed bag’ developments in terms of the wage dispute in the farming industry. We are perturbed by the spate of violence and brutality that seems to ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Cosatu N Cape Backs Farm Workers

    Congress of South African Trade Unions, 14 January 2013

    The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the Northern Cape supports the striking farm workers in the Western Cape. Out unwavering support is as a result of the hardened ... read more »

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