Farm workers remain a poorly served and largely neglected constituency. A recent report commissioned by the Laborie Dialogue Initiative 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
The Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform held a stakeholder consultative meeting following a call for submissions on the ESTA Amendment Bill. The meeting was held on 15 November. For a full record of the meeting proceedings and to access a wide range of submissions on the draft Bill click on the link provided.
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
The Tirelo Bosha funded initiative in the Cape Winelands to research and develop strategy options for improved access to housing, services and tenure security for farm workers has now come to a close. The Cape Winelands District organised a final reference group meeting on Wednesday 2nd November in Worcester. Phuhlisani NPC presented a summary of … More Final reference group meeting
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
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
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
Phuhlisani will present on progress with the finalization of the research findings and the outline of possible strategy options at a meeting of Municipal Managers from the five B muncipalities within the Cape Winelands District on Friday 3rd June 2016. A report on the meeting will follow together with a copy of the presentation.
The fourth reference group meeting was held on 2nd March is Worcester. The meeting was well attended by representatives from the B municipalities and provincial government departments including Human Settlements and Agriculture. Mr Claude Schroeder, Executive Director of Community Development and Planning Services in the CWDM welcomed officials from the Tirelo Bosha Public Service Improvement Facility administered by the … More Fourth reference group meeting held
The Legal Resources Centre has circulated the following list of hearings scheduled for the ESTA Amendment Bill.