#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


Farm murders: Widow directs video message to Ramaphosa and the USA

Mariandra Heunis, whose husband was murdered in 2016, published a video on her Facebook page in which she directs a message to President Cyril Ramaphosa and the people of the USA about the crisis of farm murders in South Africa. The video is in reaction to Ramaphosa’s...

Farm attacks increase by 34%

Although there are only three days left before the end of June, there have been – in comparison with the first six months of 2017 – a 34% increase in farm attacks during the first six months of 2018 already. According to AfriForum’s records, 33 farm murders could be...

AfriForum visits farm attack survivors with American broadcaster

The civil rights organisation AfriForum’s community safety team together with the American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) today visited two farms to talk to a farm attack victim, as well as the family of farm murder victims. On the Engelbrecht family’s farm outside...

AfriForum visits farm attack victims with German public broadcaster

The civil rights organisation AfriForum’s community safety team this past week spent a day with the Engelbrecht family near Fochville after two members of this family – Fanie (78) and Colleen (74) – were brutally murdered during a farm attack on 13 May. A German...