Slaves make wine in SA, again

The rickety wheel of history has come full circle. The 352 year old SA wine industry started by Huguenot refugees from France with heavy lifting supplied by slaves from Africa and Asia is again using slaves to make wine, or at least workers treated like slaves, according to The Telegraph. Reporting on a controversial report by Human Rights Watch which claims workers “are being forced to live in shipping containers and pig sties and operate without proper safety equipment” the sensational report will hammer yet another nail into the coffin of SA wine sales in Blighty. Are the allegations of HRW true? Probably. Do they represent the status quo on SA wine farms? Certainly not.


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