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Employment and Labour conduct oversight visits in North West, 1-3 Jul


The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development and the Portfolio Committee on Employment and Labour will from tomorrow embark on a three-day oversight visit to farms in North West.

This joint oversight follows the National Assemblys resolution, adopted on 10 November 2020, for

the two committees to assess the impact of legislation and explore opportunities for legislative review. Furthermore, the resolution instructs the committees to jointly focus on the following:

Comprehensive oversight on executive action in implementation of legislation aimed at improving the living and working conditions of farm workers, farm dwellers and farmers;
Governments commitments toward improved living and working conditions in the farming communities, including work done by stakeholders in the agricultural sector; and
Impact assessment of legislation affecting farm workers and make recommendations for legislative amendments.

Details of the North West delegations programme are as follows:
Day 1 Friday, 1 July 2022
Provincial stakeholder meeting with government departments, civil society organisations, organised labour, agriculture NGOs and CBOs etc.
Time: 10:00 16:00
Venue: Rio Hotel, Klerksdorp

Day 2 Saturday, 2 July 2022
Site visit 1 Farm dwellers/labour tenants access to land and living conditions
Time: 9:00 12:30
Farm visit: Haartebeespoortfontein Farm, City of Matlosana Local Municipality

Site visit 2 Consultation and engagement on conditions and dynamics of employment and labour on farms
Time: 14:00 16:00
Farm visit: Bona Bona Game Farm, City of Matlosana Local Municipality

Day 3 Sunday, 3 July 2022
Site visit 3 Conditions and dynamics of employment and labour on farms
Time: 9:00 11:00
Farm visit: JF Cronje, Herbenia Farm in Lichtenberg, Ditsobotla LocalMunicipality

Site visit 4 Farm dwellers/labour tenants access to land and the living conditions
Time: 11:00 12:00
Farm visit: Potion 0 of Herbenia Farm (Lichtenburg), Ditsobotla Local Municipality

Followed by a meeting with farmworkers/farm dwellers/labour tenants
Time: 13:00 16:00
Venue: Potion 0 of Herbenia Farm (Lichtenburg), Ditsobotla Local Municipality

For enquiries:
Sureshinee Govender -Parliamentary Communication Services
Cell:081 704 1109
Email: [email protected]

and

Botsang Huma - Provincial Communication Officer
Department of Employment Labour: North West
Cell:082 497 7438
Email: [email protected]