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The Farm Workers' Strike: It's Far From Over

Picture credit: socialsoundsystem.com Anna Majavu - The mines and the farms are two enduring symbols of old white colonial theft, of the minerals and land. Because of the monopoly of the National Union of Mineworkers, whose leaders and officials have long preferred compromise and co-determination over worker control, it has been difficult for mineworkers to strike – until the Marikana massacre. It has possibly been even harder for farm workers to strike. Human Rights Watch estimated recently that less than 3% of South African farm...