HUMAN RIGHTS MARCH
On 20 March, day before Human Rights Day, approximately 70 farm workers marched to parliament. The purpose of the march was to highlight the plight of farm workers concerning an infringement on their livelihood and they demanded a radical change to their current circumstances that includes wages of less than R1000 per month and the abuse of farm worker rights. ALARM coordinated the march and handed a memorandum of the grievances and demands of the marchers to the office of the provincial and national speaker. The march was attended by farm workers and dwellers from the Swellendam, Stellenbosch, Rawsonville. In front of parliament, farm workers spoke of their experiences on farms. A woman spoke out about how she was assaulted and rape by a farm owner.