South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid

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Domestic and Farmworkers: Organize or Starve



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The poster reads: "Farm and domestic workers must be covered by the Labour Relations Act and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act now! The boers took our land and broke our families up. They forced us to work for them. Now, after 100s of years, we still have no legal rights. We still earn starvation wages. We get no rest, no peace. We grow their food and we look after their children. But we are hungry and our children, who we never see, are dying. We cannot go on like this. We demand at least the same rights as other workers."

By COSATU

1989

Collection: Posterbook Collective of the South African History Archive

Used by permission.

AODL African Studies Center MSU Matrix NEH