Entries by AFRA

‘Counting in’ Farm Dwellers: Using Record-Keeping to Realise the Rights of People Living on Commercial Farms

Farm dwellers – that is, people who live on commercial farms owned by someone other than themselves – are a heterogeneous social group whose socio-economic rights, including those to land, continue to be violated and neglected. Little progress has been made in realising the constitutional rights farm dwellers have to housing, water, sanitation and security […]

Our 2019 annual report is out!

2019, marked AFRA’s 40th anniversary in working towards an inclusive, gender equitable society where rights are valued, realised and protected… Find out more about a year of celebration and transformation in our 2019 Annual Report. AFRA 2019 Annual Report  Umbiko ka 2019 

Locked-down farmers fear starvation

I will die in my house,” Nomvuselelo Molefe says about the prospect of another extension to the lockdown. Molefe, who speaks to the Mail & Guardian over the phone from KwaGade in Impendle — a small municipality in rural KwaZulu-Natal — punctuates her foreboding with breathless laughter. The root of the 53-year-old poultry farmer’s fear: her family […]

FOOD SECURITY PRIORITY ACTIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA: A CIVIL SOCIETY PERSPECTIVE

The immediate and forthcoming disruptions of food production, value chains and access to food in South Africa due to confinement measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 create enormous food security risks for already vulnerable households. Nearly half of all households across the country already experienced hunger or insufficient daily food prior to the Covid-19 […]