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Ripe with Abuse

Resource type: Video

This video by Human Rights Watch, an Atlantic grantee, accompanies its new report, Ripe with Abuse.

The fruits and wine that come from the Western Cape of South Africa are enjoyed by consumers around the world and generate billions of rand for South Africa’s economy, yet the farmworkers who help produce these goods are denied basic human rights. The government of South Africa should take immediate steps to improve the working and housing conditions of the farmers who help produce its renowned wines and fruit.

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> Read the report: Ripe with Abuse Human Rights Conditions in South Africa’s Fruit and Wine Industries

> Read the news release:South Africa: Farmworkers’ Dismal, Dangerous Lives

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