There has been considerable unrest in recent years, in South Africa, over farm labourers' rights and the contravention of their rights. Yet many farm labourers remain in the same situation today as they were in when the unrest started (however, much has changed). Recently I lived with farm labourers for the better part of two weeks, in conditions which were poor. Which is, unlawful. Yet having said this, the authorities know about it. They came around, they took a look, and they made it clear what was needful. OBSERVATION: Who therefore is now at fault, now that government was involved? And what led officials to advise farmers, then vanish?