oa Agriprobe - From farmworker uprising to a "fare" deal - : economic news

Volume 11, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1810-9799



During the final quarter of 2012, the rural areas of the Western Cape experienced widespread labour unrest. The aggrieved communities initially raised a large number of socio-economic grievances going beyond normal workplace matters. However, the majority of these concerns were soon ignored and the issues narrowed to minimum wage of farm workers. Consequently, the Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, fixed the minimum wage at R105 per day (R2 274,82 per month) in February 2013.

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