#Farmattacks

#Farmmurders

South African farmers are under daily threat of farm attacks. Although the latest figures, as is the case every year, are shocking, government still refuses to view farm attacks and murders as priority crimes. AfriForum creates hope, however, by establishing safety structures to enhance the safety of people on farms. The civil rights organisation’s latest statistics also indicate that farm attacks are on the increase, but that farm murders are decreasing, which indicate that farming communities are becoming more defensible. AfriForum also launched comprehensive awareness, safety, prevention and support campaigns on local, national and international level.

Farm Murders


South African farmers are indeed in a serious crisis – Ernst Roets

The New York Times responded to the recent tweet by President Donald Trump on the situation in South Africa with two scathing articles: One by Kimon de Greef and Palko Karasz, who argue that the President’s tweet was based on ‘false claims’; the other by Julie...

AfriForum announces farm safety assessment

The civil rights watchdog AfriForum today announced the first issue of this organisation’s farm safety assessment as resource for people in rural areas to secure their properties. This follows after approximately 110 farm attacks and murders in the country since the...

Statistics show farm murders not socioeconomically motivated

The civil rights organisation AfriForum announced the latest farm attack statistics for 2019 during a media conference today a farm attack survivor also shared with the media the horrific details of the attack during which she was shot and raped. A total of 184 farm...

Farm attacks increase, but farm murders decrease

During 2018 there was a decrease in farm murders, but a sharp increase in farm attacks. This indicates that even though the problem is becoming worse, people are looking after their safety better while also defending themselves better. These are some of the findings...