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Going for broke : the fate of farm workers in arid South Africa

Author: Doreen Atkinson
Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa : HSRC Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"South African agriculture has always been ideologically contested, because of its relationship with controversial land ownership issues. This book takes the question of farm workers' fortunes beyond the land debate, to consider their current and future livelihoods. The book argues that the question of farm workers needs to be understood as part of a broader spectrum of economic and social questions. Where should  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Atkinson, Doreen.
Going for broke.
Cape Town, South Africa : HSRC Press, 2007
(OCoLC)607800334
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Doreen Atkinson
ISBN: 9780796921765 0796921768
OCLC Number: 147995695
Notes: Also available via the Internet.
Description: xiv, 302 pages : 1 map ; 21 cm
Contents: The unseen plight of farm workers in South Africa --
The rise of an unfree labour system before 1970 --
The forces of modernisation after 1970 --
Government policy dilemmas after 1994 --
Life on the farm --
Leaving the farm --
Civil society and farm life --
Municipal political representation of farm dwellers --
Service delivery and the micro-welfare system --
Tough choices for service delivery --
The professionalisation of farm work --
A journey to somewhere? --
Conclusion: an outlook for the future.
Responsibility: Doreen Atkinson.
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Presents an analysis of a forgotten part of South African society - the farmworkers who live on remote arid farms, or who have become unemployed and have drifted to the towns and cities. This study  Read more...

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