This report prepared for the Laborie Dialogue Initiative (LDI) draws on a recent review of the
literature and empirical research conducted for the Cape Winelands District Municipality; analysis of
farm worker tenure security conducted for the High Level Panel appointed by Parliament which has
been supplemented by further desktop research and policy analysis. The report also reviews current
tax, VAT and rates regimes and the ways in which these influence employers’ willingness to invest in
housing and service provision for workers on and off farm. It seeks to identify opportunities for the
active engagement of those participating in the LDI to practically address issues and problems
constraining adequate provision of farm worker housing, access to services and security of tenure.
Authors and Publishers
Rick de Satge
Phuhlisani began as a consultancy started by a group of people who wanted to support emerging farmers who obtained access to land through land reform programmes in South Africa. In 2015, after 12 years in operation as a Closed Corporation, the members of the company decided to convert Phuhlisani to a Non-Profit Company which took place in October 2015.
Phuhlisani NPC provides comprehensive services and support for sustainable land reform and rural development including: