Cape Winelands Farm Worker Open Day - 18th June

The Cape Winelands District Municipality is hosting the second Annual Farm Workers Open Day at Kleinplasie in Worcester on Saturday 18th June 2011. The event brings together farm workers who have participated in various programmes supported by the District Department of Rural and Social Development which include

  • A civil rights education programme for 150 farm workers and the organisation of farm worker forums in each local municipality
  • Legal support for farm workers threatened with eviction
  • The establishment of farm worker health committees and the establishment of local NPOs Open Day celebrates the important contribution which farm workers make to the economy in the Cape Winelands.

Phuhlisani a land and rural development service provider is organising the event in association with the CWDM. A festival atmosphere will be created with a combination of indoor and outdoor sports, live music, display tables and discussion panels.

Two panels will discuss labour, tenure security and social issues of relevance to farm workers. Speakers from the Department of Labour, the CCMA, Stellenbosch Legal Aid Clinic, South African Human Rights Commission, SASSA, Department of Agriculture, the Paraffin Safety Association, Dopstop, CWDM Health and TB Care will provide short inputs on these panels. Farm workers will have the opportunity to ask questions and find solutions to any problems they may face.

A voluntary testing facility for TB and HIV will be operated by TB Care during the day.

The Deputy Executive Mayor of the Cape Winelands District Cllr H.M Jansen will formally open the proceedings which will see all the participants in the programme presented with certificates.

For more information please phone Boyce Williams on 021 685-1125 or 072 318-5567 or Greg West on 023 348-2376

Farm Worker Open Day Programme Saturday 18th June 2011 Kleinplasie, Worcester



Registration and refreshments

9:30- 11:00

Stalls, displays and musical performances by Stellenzight High School Big Band and Farm Steel Band. Organised indoor and outdoor sports


Welcome: Mr Boyce Williams Phuhlisani


Opening Address:  The Deputy Executive Mayor, Cllr H.M. Jansen


Panel 1: Farm workers and the law:
Chair: Claud Woodman

Panel 2: Social development and health on farms
Chair: Judith Vialva-Smith

         South African Human Rights Commission: Ms Sterris

         Department of Labour: Mr Esau

         CCMA: Ms Ndiki

         Stellenbosch Legal Aid Clinic: Ms Samuels

         SASSA: Ms January

         Department of Agriculture: Mr Saul

         Paraffin Safety: Ms. Nteyi

         Dopstop: Mr Jacobs

         CWDM Health Committees: Greg Muller

         CWDM Health Dept: Ms. April

         TB Care: Ms Poggenpoel-Smith



Farm worker testimonies: Chair: Mr Boyce Williams

Ms Arendse

Mr Abrahams

Evelyn Visser
Lea Booysen


Lunch with Stellenzight High School Big Band and Farm Steel Band


Presentation of certificates for participants of farm worker civil rights education programme


Launch of tenure security booklet: 

Cape Winelands District Municipality:  The Deputy Executive Mayor, Cllr H.M. Jansen


Presentation of certificates to health committee members


Vote of Thanks

Cape Winelands District Municipality:  Executive Director CWDM Dept Rural and Social Development: Mr. Claude Schroeder


Sports and reel dancing


Sports events prizes and closure


Transport leaves to take participants home

Original buildings at Kleinplasie
Original buildings at Kleinplasie
Posted: 5/26/2011 (2:52:03 AM)

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