On 21 September 2017, SERI partnered with the Commercial, Stevedoring, Agricultural and Allied Workers Union (CSAAWU) to host a workshop on the law governing evictions from farmland and the Extension of Security of Tenure Act 62 of 1997 (ESTA) at SERI's office in Johannesburg. The workshop is based on SERI's recent user-friendly resource guide that explains the rights of farm dwellers and the law in relation to evictions from farmland in terms of ESTA. The workshop included approximately 20 participants, including farm worker union representative, community-based paralegals and lawyers from across the country.
A core aim of the workshop is to enable the participants to gain a fuller awareness of the legal framework governing evictions from farms and encourage participants to pass this knowledge on to the farm dwellers that they work with who are at risk of being evicted. The workshops also offers farm dweller communities throughout the country an opportunity to interact with one another, exchange information and develop collaborative strategies in relation to farm evictions.