Community Videos Theme 2: Farm Workers And Farm Dwellers
Community groups, local and regional forums are addressing key concerns identified in the research. Through regional and national TA events these forums are connected with each other to gain a stronger voice and to push for an alternative, pro-poor development trajectories. Community members, with support from NGO staff, have produced short videos on pressing issues that emerged from the research such as access to land, post-land reform challenges, marketing of agricultural produce, evictions, and customary rights to marine resources.
Land right violations of farm dwellers, KwaZulu-Natal
People living on commercial farms in Amajuba Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, struggle to access more land to keep their cattle herd and grow food for their families. They call on the Government for land reform.
Watch the video by Mthanti and Nokuthula Mthimunye, supported by Association For Rural Advancement.
Victims of farm evictions: Life in Spooky Town, Western Cape
Informal settlements in the Cape Winelands, South Africa, are rapidly growing because of increasing evictions of farm workers and their families. Women show the harrowing living conditions of Spooky Town in Rawsonville, Breede Valley Municipality. Women on Farms Project is lobbying to stop illegal evictions and provide security for farm workers.
Watch the video by Brenda Muller, Hester Engelbrecht and Elna Lindoor, supported by Women on Farms Project.
Youth trapped on farms, Western Cape
Self-help projects in agriculture can alleviate poverty and offer hope to young unemployed women and men living on farms in Cederberg Municipality in the Western Cape, South Africa.
Watch the video Pedro Kotze, Jose Pick and Anneke George, supported by Surplus People Project. Community Video project by Tshintsha Amakhaya.
Community Video project by Tshintsha Amakhaya.
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Tshintsha Amakhaya is a civil society alliance for land and food justice in South Africa. Rural women and men stand united in solidarity to advance their rights and secure livelihoods.
Our members are farm workers, farm dwellers, smallholder farmers, fisher folk, forest dwellers, livestock keepers, people on communal land and people on church land