Workers earning the minimum wage say that its increase earlier this year has not made life easier.
Violence on South African farms is endemic and farmworkers all too commonly are the victims.
While their labour is deemed essential under the Covid-19 emergency, farmworkers are not considered important enough to be provided with safe transport.
Passing trucks get looted as the unemployed in De Doorns protest against unemployment and bribery for jobs on farms in the area.
Workers at Oak Valley Farm have been on strike since Monday. With support from the nearby Grabouw community, they aim to lead a shutdown of the town.
A group of about 100 land activists marched to Parliament to demand speedy expropriation of land without compensation.
The sentencing of a violent, psychopathic farmer has been hailed as a victory for farmworkers in that it may deter farmers from assaulting them.
CSAAWU has accused the South African Police Services of colluding with farm owners when it comes to farmworkers laying charges against farmowners. This comes after a farmworker was taken to a deserted place and threatened with violence and death following a break-in at a farmer’s house in Paarl.