Wanted: A new deal for farmworkers

Farm workers remain a poorly served and largely neglected constituency. A recent report commissioned by the Laborie Dialogue Initiative[1] provides a comprehensive review of the factors influencing provision of housing, services and tenure security for farm workers. The report makes a number of proposals in order to start a conversation about a new deal for … More Wanted: A new deal for farmworkers

Farm worker issues raised at CWDM District Co-ordinating Forum

The Cape Winelands District Co-ordinating Forum brings together Executive Mayors, Municipal Managers and Councillors from the five B municipalities. The Forum provides a space for the presentation and discussion of key issues and economic trends of relevance to the development of municipal plans and strategies. Phuhlisani NPC reported on the research and strategy development process … More Farm worker issues raised at CWDM District Co-ordinating Forum

Scoping study on social dialogue initiatives in the agricultural sector of the Western Cape

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has commissioned an important and in-depth report profiling the range of social dialogue initiatives in the farming sector. The report maps ten initiatives in the Western Cape and provides a nuanced analysis of the social and economic complexities which shape relations in the agricultural sector. Margareet Visser from the Labour and … More Scoping study on social dialogue initiatives in the agricultural sector of the Western Cape

Phuhlisani NPC research reports and draft strategy on farm worker housing and tenure security now available for public comment

The Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM) partnered with Phuhlisani NPC to develop a research led process of social dialogue, policy and strategy development for the long-term settlement of farm workers on and off farms. This study has been supported by the Tirelo Bosha Public Service Improvement Facility administered by the Department of Public Services and … More Phuhlisani NPC research reports and draft strategy on farm worker housing and tenure security now available for public comment

Presentation to farm worker learning day in Op die Berg

Claud Woodman represented the Phuhlisani NPC research team at an event organised by the Koue Bokkeveld Opleidingsentrum in Op die Berg on 22 June 2016. He presented some of the main  findings emerging from the Phuhlisani research and strategy development project with the Cape Winelands District Municipality. The project reviews key issues impacting on provision of farm worker housing, access … More Presentation to farm worker learning day in Op die Berg