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Farm workers march to parliament for land

“The recent land redistribution plan announced by Minister Thoko Didiza provides no hope to farm women in the Western Cape because it specifically excludes the Western Cape,”
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Farm workers march to parliament for land

A group of about 150 farm workers marched from Hanover Street to Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday 15 October demanding farmland and a basic income grant.

The march was led by the Women on Farms Project (WFP).

They handed over a memorandum to the Deputy Minister of Land Reform Mcebisi Skwatsha.

They also wanted to meet with Land Reform and Rural Development Thoko Didiza to discuss the need for land for rural women, an increase in the land reform budget, and the redistribution of unused state farms in the Western Cape.

“The recent land redistribution plan announced by Minister Thoko Didiza provides no hope to farm women in the Western Cape because it specifically excludes the Western Cape,” read the memorandum issued by WFP.

Skwatsha said he would convey the message to Didiza and address the concerns raised in the memorandum about the unavailability of state-owned land in the Western Cape.

 

 

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