EVENT: What Broke the Dam?

Many people died when a tailings dam burst in Mariana, Minas Gerais state, causing a mudslide on 5th November 2015. It is just one example of the environmental damage caused by mining companies in Brazil. Our partners in Brazil tell us that “it is time to recognize that the territory affected by mining of iron in the so-called … Read more

Locusts destroy household gardens in Mqayise

Busisiwe Mgangxela This article appeared in the Inyanda Community News newspaper, which is published every two months by the Inyanda National Land Movement and distributed nationwide through its affiliate organisations. SPONSORED MY MDDA  Small holder farmers from five villages in Mqayise received prompt assistance from the state when locusts began destroying their crops. It was … Read more

FARMER DEMOLISHED OUR ANCESTORS GRAVES

By Bishop Mbungela This article appeared in the Inyanda Community News newspaper, which is published every two months by the Inyanda National Land Movement and distributed nationwide through its affiliate organisations.  Former farmer dwellers and former farm workers from a large farm in Limpopo are accusing the owner, Mr Riaan du Plessis, of demolishing and … Read more

CSAAWU WINS PRESTIGUOUS INTERNATIONAL PRIZE

CSAAWU WINS PRESTIGUOUS INTERNATIONAL PRIZE  The farmworkers union CSAAWU has been awarded the 2017 Arthur Svensson International Prize for Trade Union Rights. The prestigious prize, established by Norwegian trade union Industri Energi,  recognises the work that the prize winners do in countries or contexts where union work is often very difficult or  dangerous. The Commercial … Read more

CSAAWU THREATENS RENEWED BOYCOTT CALL

CSAAWU THREATENS RENEWED BOYCOTT CALL The farmworkers union, CSAAWU, is threatening to reinstate its global call for a boycott of Robertson Winery because the corporation is apparently refusing to honour it’s agreement signed at the end of last year’s three-month worker strike. The Commercial Stevedoring Agricultural and Allied Workers Union (CSAAWU) says it is consulting … Read more

Farm Workers Speak – Book Release

FARM WORKERS TELL THEIR STORIES “We must unearth all commonage land, in every town, including all the land that municipalities over the years have leased to white commercial farmers!” This was the call to action Sunday from Dr Wallace Mgoqi, a Commissioner on the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) and Acting Judge in the Land … Read more

Protes teen die voortgesette skut van vee

Protes teen die voortgesette skut van vee Grondaktiviste en kleinboere van Grabouw, Stellenbosch, Greyton, Riviersonderend, Barrydale en Robertson het mekaar in die strate van Caledon ondersteun op Maandag 13 Februarie.   Owerhede het die Mawubuye Lane Rights Forum toestemming gegee om ‘n plakkaatbetoging te  hou 100 meter van die Caledon-landdroshof. Die protes is ondersteun deur kamerade … Read more