Trade minister ‘not at all surprised’ by Cape uprisings

2012-11-15 12:19
Trade and Industry minister Rob Davies was not at all surprised by the protests by Western Cape farm workers, he has said.

“The government is continuously promoting our interests and products internationally, but at home we expect to see progress as far as issues like ethical trade practices are concerned,” Beeld quoted him as saying today.

In line with this, the minister said wine farmers may have to label their products to indicate they were produced under fair labour conditions.

Davies said he would take the label issue further, and that it might amount to farmers being compelled to put labels on their products assuring consumers the wines were produced under humane labour conditions.