More than 20 years into democracy and some farmworkers still find no dignity even in death
In the Democratic South Africa, Farm workers are still subjected to undignified treatment, even when deceased. During December 2017 PACSA staff was called upon to stand in solidarity with a farmworker family in the Crammond area of the province who was denied a peaceful, dignified burial on the farm where they have lived and worked for many years.
This highlights the vulnerability of farmworkers and the precarious conditions that constitutes their experience in the uMgumgundlovu areas. The Farmer is still in custody and the case is ongoing. This incident highlights the importance of land in post-apartheid SA; the importance of worker organisation and continued struggle for dignity, even in a democratic context. See https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-01-02-land-race-tensions-underscore-kzn-farm-worker-murder/https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-01-02-land-race-tensions-underscore-kzn-farm-worker-murder/ for media articles on this incident.