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Femke Brandt
Dr Femke Brandt is a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town. Her research is about power relations in the commercial farming landscape, experiences of farm workers and land reform in the Chris Hani District of the Eastern Cape.

Labour Rights and Karoo Farmworkers: Can Power Relations Be Challenged?

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By FEMKE BRANDT The Labour Relations Amendment Act of 2014 (Section 198 of the LRA) introduces important new rights for labour broker, contract and part-time workers. Two issues emerge in relation to how these new labour rights affect farmworkers in the Karoo. Firstly, it is highly unlikely that the amendments will improve the lives of farmworkers directly. The introduction of ... Read More »