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Archive for November 2014

WE DON’T SUPPORT A MORATORIUM ON LEGAL FARMWORKER EVICTIONS – ASUF

ASUF’s VIEWS ON FARMWORKER EVICTIONS

The Agriculture Sector Unity Forum (ASUF), comprising of all the national formations of primary agriculture, was invited to participate and address a meeting held under the auspices of deputy president, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, on Saturday, 1 November 2014 in Paarl. At this meeting ASUF, represented by its chairman Mr Japie Grobler and Ms Annelize Crosby, highlighted issues relevant to the context within which agricultural development and the upliftment of farmworkers and their families should be addressed.

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RAMAPHOSA BANS FARM EVICTIONS IN BID TO SOLVE UNREST

Johannesburg – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has infuriated organised agriculture by announcing an immediate ban on legal and illegal farm evictions.

Ramaphosa announced the moratorium after he and a delegation of senior ministers met for hours yesterday with agricultural and farm labour representatives in Paarl in the Western Cape.

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