Farmworkers and their 21 Demands of 2013 – Any progress away from wage slavery?

 Workers On Wednesday 25 July
broadcast on SAfm 104 -107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Call in number 089 110 4207

During late 2012 into January 2013, we witnessed the biggest strike wave and protest movement by farmworkers in recent history in South Africa. The strike took place mainly in the Breede River Valley of the Western Cape and centred around the town of De Doorns. This is the main grape growing region of the Western Cape for wine and grape exports. The workers came out on strike to protest their slave wages and working and living conditions. They had 21 demands for improvement. In today’s show we assess what the farmworkers achieved and how far they’ve come in winning their demands.

GUESTS

  • Deneco Dube - Commercial, Stevedoring, Agricultural and Allied Workers Union (CSAAWU) Deputy Gen. Secretary
  • David Sandi - Farmworker from Grahamstown
  • Alicia Lottering - Central Karoo Farmworkers Association Chairperson

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