English: Farm dwellers’ daily experiences on a commercial farm in the North-West Province
are qualitatively explored and described with the aim of arriving at an understanding of
their specific experience. It is concluded that they experience their environment as
entrapping. Numerous forces structure this experience, such as a lack of tangible and
social resources, their geographical and social isolation, the uneven transformation of
traditional employment relations and a sense of powerlessness (an inability to influence
their circumstances). However, they also experience it as including some enabling elements.