The Sunday Times: Danish filmmaker vindicated by wine farm probe

Danish filmmaker Tom Heinemann says his exposé of the poor treatment of workers at some of the country’s top wine estates has been vindicated by an investigation by the Department of Labour.

Western Cape economic opportunities MEC Alan Winde said on Thursday that clear evidence had been found by the department of some employees being poorly treated. “This was never‚ ever acceptable‚ and it still isn’t. It will not be tolerated‚” Winde said after being briefed by the national Department of Labour. The department probed allegations contained in Heinemann’s documentary‚ entitled Bitter Grapes — Slavery in the Vineyards‚ which has been aired in Denmark and Sweden.

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