Johannesburg - Numsa and Fawu will start a campaign in support of speeding up South Africa's land reform programme, the two trade unions said on Thursday.
Their campaign would start on June 19, the 100-year anniversary of the Native Land Act which limited black land ownership to seven percent of the land, and led to forced removals.
"It is on the day of enactment of the 1913 Native Land Act that Numsa (National Union of Metalworkers) and Fawu (Food and Allied Workers' Union) have decided to launch their 'Campaign for Agrarian Transformation and Land Distribution in South Africa'," Numsa president Cedric Sabelo Gina said.
The aim of the campaign is to put pressure on the state so it can fast-track agrarian transformation and land redistribution in South Africa.
The unions said from next Wednesday members would go to work wearing headbands with the slogans: "Lefatse" ('Land', in seSotho), "Ons Soek Dit" ('We want it' in Afrikaans) and "Mawubuye" ('Let it return' in Nguni languages).