Parliamentary committees on Agriculture and Labour to conduct oversight visits in North West
30 June 2022

The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development and the Portfolio Committee on Employment and Labour will from tomorrow embark on a three-day oversight visit to farms in North West.

This joint oversight follows the National Assembly’s resolution, adopted on 10 November 2020, for the two committees to assess the impact of legislation and explore opportunities for legislative review. Furthermore, the resolution instructs the committees to jointly focus on the following:


  • Comprehensive oversight on executive action in implementation of legislation aimed at improving the living and working conditions of farm workers, farm dwellers and farmers;


  • Government’s commitments toward improved living and working conditions in the farming communities, including work done by stakeholders in the agricultural sector; and


  • Impact assessment of legislation affecting farm workers and make recommendations for legislative amendments.


Details of the North West delegation’s programme are as follows:  

Day 1 – Friday, 1 July 2022

Provincial stakeholder meeting with government departments, civil society organisations, organised labour, agriculture NGOs and CBOs etc.

Time               : 10:00 – 16:00 

Venue            : Rio Hotel, Klerksdorp


Day 2 – Saturday, 2 July 2022

Site visit 1 – Farm dwellers’/labour tenants’ access to land and living conditions

Time               : 9:00 – 12:30

Farm visit     : Haartebeespoortfontein Farm, City of Matlosana Local Municipality

Site visit 2 – Consultation and engagement on conditions and dynamics of employment and labour on farms

Time               : 14:00 – 16:00

Farm visit     : Bona Bona Game Farm, City of Matlosana Local Municipality


Day 3 – Sunday, 3 July 2022

Site visit 3 – Conditions and dynamics of employment and labour on farms

Time               : 9:00 – 11:00

Farm visit     : JF Cronje, Herbenia Farm in Lichtenberg, Ditsobotla Local


Site visit 4 – Farm dwellers/labour tenants access to land and the living conditions

Time               : 11:00 – 12:00

Farm visit     : Potion 0 of Herbenia Farm (Lichtenburg), Ditsobotla Local Municipality                   

Followed by a meeting with farmworkers/farm dwellers/labour tenants 

Time               : 13:00 – 16:00

Venue            : Potion 0 of Herbenia Farm (Lichtenburg), Ditsobotla Local Municipality     



For enquiries:

Sureshinee Govender

Parliamentary Communication Services

081 704 1109 /


Botsang Huma

Provincial Communication Officer

Department of Employment & Labour: North West

082 497 7438 /




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