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'Over third of farmers underpay workers'

Nov 23 2010 11:36 Sapa

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Cape Town - Over a third of black and white commercial farmers in SA pay their workers less than a minimum wage, according to Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

According to a written reply to a parliamentary question, tabled by Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant on Tuesday, this was based on inspections carried out at over 1 700 farms.

"The department has conducted inspections in 1 744 workplaces in the farming sector, including commercial farmers, and the compliance levels were found to be at 65%.

"It is not in the interest of the department to look at whether white or black commercial farmer comply, but the duty is to ensure that all employers comply irrespective of race," the reply stated.

The question - posed by Inkatha Freedom Party MP Peter Smith - queried the extent to which both black and white commercial farmers "comply with the minimum wage requirements".
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