The Portfolio Committees on Rural Development and Land Reform called a joint sitting with the Portfolio Committees of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Labour and Human Settlements to a briefing by the ILO on the findings of its investigation into living and working conditions on farms. The ILO offered to do research into the living and working conditions of farmworkers in 2011 after the then chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform called for independent research into such conditions. The ILO coordinated and paid for the research.

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