farm workers

Embassy of France in South Africa - Civil Society Development Fund

The Embassy of France in South Africa allocates project-based grants to South African CSOs implementing projects in the field of access to basic services and promotion of Human rights. The call for applications closes on 13 July 2015.

The Civil Society Development Fund (CSDF), an initiative of the Embassy of France in South Africa, supports the participation of South African Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in local governance.

Call for Papers: Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

Health Economic and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) is a self-funded, applied research unit based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. HEARD conducts a range of research-from pure to applied- seeking to support all those intent on designing interventions to reduce the HIV pandemic in all sectors  in  the  SADC and East Africa region. Its research agenda is driven by current issues and is aimed at producing knowledge and evidence critical to informed policies and actions.

Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

There's Not an App for That

The United Nations' agency for ICTs, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), marks today, 17 May, as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD). The purpose of the day is to “help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide”.

Zille Commended Over 50/50 Equity Share

Agriculture Minister, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, has congratulated Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, for suggesting a 50/50 equity share scheme between farmers and their workers.

Speaking at a two-day farm workers’ summit in Somerset West outside of Cape Town, “If Premier Zille is saying 50/50, then it is radical and she deserves a round of applause for that.”

Social Dialogue and Centralised Bargaining Key in Achieving Farm Worker Liberation

Press Release

26 April 2010
 
Sikhula Sonke shop stewards from Citrusdal, Barry Dale, Rawsonville, Stellenbosch, Ceres, Grabouw, Villiersdorp, Wellington, Paarl and Franschhoek are celebrating freedom day by discussing the importance of centralised bargaining and social dialogue in achieving maximum benefits for farm workers and dwellers.
 

Africa is Hungry: How Women Can Make a Difference

While some regions around the world battle with increasing obesity, much of Africa continues to experience severe food shortages, as millions of African people suffer daily from hunger. The reality of food shortages in Africa is well-known. So well known, in fact, that the average middle-class fast food eating person is generally unable to feel anything but blasé about it. There are many others, however, who do try to help, and countless organisations and programmes working to provide food for the hungry.

Guiding the Urban Agricultural Donkey

The South African government has set itself the target of redistributing 30% of South Africa’s commercial farming land to black farmers by 2014. So far it has only achieved just over 4%.

The easiest way to quickly reach the 30% target would be for government to find large amounts of cheap, unproductive peripheral land and allocate this to a few people. This land could be in the middle of the arid Karoo or the Northern Cape.

NGO Slams Farmers Over Wages

The Nkuzi Development Association has slammed the attitude of farm owners towards minimum wages for farm workers in Limpopo.

A spokesperson for the organisation, Shirhami Shirinda says it is unacceptable that farmers will have to hide behind minimum wages when some of them are not even paying as required by law.

Pages

NGO Services

NGO Services

NGO Events

S M T W T F S
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 
 
 
 
 
 
Subscribe to RSS - farm workers