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farming thumb medium80 84GroundUp reports that farmers’ organisation AgriSA has dismissed the findings of a survey by the Women on Farms Project (WFP) released last month.  

The report highlighted labour violations and the poor working conditions of women farm workers in the Northern and Western Cape, many of them seasonal workers.  This week, AgriSA Western Cape spokesperson Jeanne Boshoff said they could not comment on the allegations in the report without exact details on where the alleged incidents occurred.  “The report is inconsistent with reports by among others the International Labour Organisation.  There is also no confirmation that the sample group are indeed farm workers,” she said.  Spokesperson for the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, Petro van Rhyn, said the minister’s office has approached the Women on Farms Project to discuss the findings and to give them a list of the complaints.

  • Read this report by Barbara Maregele in full at GroundUp

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