[LISTEN] Workers face eviction in Drakenstein area

20 000 people are facing eviction from land they’ve been living and working on for many years. National Government has been to the Drakenstein area to meet with land owners, workers and their representatives.

The Co-Director of Women on Farms Project Carmen Louw joined Africa Melane on the #WeekendBreakfast to chat about the test cases, and what this means for the workers.

We haven’t decided on a test case but there’re a number of farms where all the workers received eviction notice letters says Louw.

She adds that they will discuss the issue in detail with the Rural organisations, Government Department, and the Minister.

New owners are taking over the farms. The farms are not given to Government for redistribution, it’s sold from one farmer to the next at exuberant prices.

Carmen Louw, Co-Director of Women on Farms Project

The reason why workers are being evicted is because he (the owner) no longer wants to employ them, and he uses the area as a luxury function venue.

The legislation makes provision for expropriation in public interest, and there’s no fee attached to it.

Carmen Louw, Co-Director of Women on Farms Project

Also read: 'Expropriation without compensation is a danger to South Africa'

Click on the link below to hear more…


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : [LISTEN] Workers face eviction in Drakenstein area


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
'The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society film will leave you hooked'

'The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society film will leave you hooked'

Film reviewer Gayle Edmunds chats about 'The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society' film, and what movie-goers can expect.

[READ] Owner of CPT's YogaZone responds to racial claims made by yoga instructor

[READ] Owner of CPT's YogaZone responds to racial claims made by yoga instructor

Africa chats to the owner of YogaZone after a yoga teacher called in to speak about the racism she experienced from a co-worker.

Volunteer from Community Medics chats about how they are helping Capetonians

Volunteer from Community Medics chats about how they are helping Capetonians

Member of Community Medics Quinton Luck chats about the volunteer service & how they are helping Capetonians with medical assistance.

[LISTEN]Peer pressure can impact our relationship with money - Nola Raen, author

[LISTEN]Peer pressure can impact our relationship with money - Nola Raen, author

Author of Money Wit, Nola Raen says that people need to have the right information, to make the right financial decisions.

'Expropriation without compensation is a danger to South Africa'

'Expropriation without compensation is a danger to South Africa'

Researcher at IRR Marius Roodt says he is sure a legal fight over the land issue is inevitable.

How to create a new, 12-million strong capitalist class with the stroke of a pen

How to create a new, 12-million strong capitalist class with the stroke of a pen

Leslie Sedibe says Government can create 12m land owners “with a stroke of a pen” by giving title deeds to shack dwellers.

Popular articles
4 tips for safely investing right now when everything is so hectic

4 tips for safely investing right now when everything is so hectic

Bruce Whitfield asks Personal Financial Advisor Warren Ingram for advice on how investors can safely navigate this hectic time.

[Listen] Lottery responds to Tshepo's Fraud claims

[Listen] Lottery responds to Tshepo's Fraud claims

Phillemon Letwaba says Tshepo's case are some of the issues that they are dealing with on a daily basis.

'Citizens have a right to ask for identification from police during a roadblock'

'Citizens have a right to ask for identification from police during a roadblock'

Major General Michael Mohlala explains the procedure of conducting a roadblock and what to do when you are stopped.

[WATCH] What a 'braai' baby!  - boy cries hysterically for a braai!

[WATCH] What a 'braai' baby! - boy cries hysterically for a braai!

Khabazela shares Facebook posts that have gone viral, including an emotional confrontation of a bully.

[WATCH] Kid goes from 'be a fart machine at work' to 'I love you dad'

[WATCH] Kid goes from 'be a fart machine at work' to 'I love you dad'

Khabazela shares tweets & videos that have gone viral including a parrot that told firefighters the F-word during its rescue.

[WATCH] Is it a cow's penis or an udder? Well, this kid thinks it's a penis

[WATCH] Is it a cow's penis or an udder? Well, this kid thinks it's a penis

Check out the videos, tweets, Facebook posts that have gone viral and why this kid cheered her dad on in the toilet.

'Black Tax'... working hard, earning well, but struggling financially

'Black Tax'... working hard, earning well, but struggling financially

Young(ish) South Africans tell stories of the mixed emotions they feel when supporting family members, and tips from an advisor.

Former Nedbank Chair Reuel Khoza opens up about money, farming and music

Former Nedbank Chair Reuel Khoza opens up about money, farming and music

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Khoza about his attitude and beliefs about money (plus successes and failures, etc.)