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DM2000121512:SAED:SOCIAL:APARTHEID:FEB1959 – We Call It Semi-Slavery – In seven years nothing has changed round Bethal way – Convict prisoners at farm work. From a string of farm jails cheap convict labour is let out to farmers. The government makes about 400.000 a year in hiring fees. The convicts work frantically under armed guard. Recently, when a convict escaped and killed a warder, Bethal farmers said they "lived in fear of their lives constantly." Then why support the system, with its iniquities and with the discontent it breeds? (Photograph by Peter Magubane Baileys Archives) farm labour, assault