#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


AfriForum submits criminal charges against social media instigators

AfriForum this morning submitted criminal charges against six individuals who are instigating people through social media to commit farm murders, to murder white people or who allege that they intend to do it themselves. Ernst Roets, Deputy CEO of AfriForum explained...

Statistics for farm attacks and farm murders during 2014 announced

The civil rights organisation AfriForum and the agricultural union TAU SA today announced the statistics for farm attacks and farm murders committed during 2014 at a joint media conference in Centurion. A total of 277 farm attacks of which the details could be...

Letter to the State President

4 October 2012 AfriForum addressed a letter highlighting the reality of farm murders to a number of international organisations. A copy of the letter was also delivered by hand to a representative of the State President. The memorandum provide a brief summary of a...

Letter to the minister’s spokesperson

24 October 2012 In the light of Mthethwa’s continued lack of concern with farm murders, AfriForum informed the Minister’s office that the organisation proposed to hold a demonstration in front of the Minister’s office together with the victims of the farm attacks....

Memorandums to 100 police stations across South Africa

30 November 2012 AfriForum has declared 1 December to be a National Day of Protest against farm murders. In a coordinated effort in the run up to 1 December AfriForum’s local structures and victims of farm attacks submitted more than 100 memorandums to police stations...

Protest March to Mthethwa’s office

1 December 2012 The Potgieter family was murdered on their farm near Lindley in the Free State on 1 December 2010. In the light of this, AfriForum, together with victims of farm attacks and persons who had lost loved ones in farm murders, held a protest march to...

Report on police negligence

19 June 2013 Exactly one year after more than a thousand South Africans had marched to the President’s office to demand intervention, AfriForum released a report in which the gross negligence of police officers in their investigation of farm murders was identified....

AfriForum releases security video footage of farm attack.

18 November 2013 AfriForum will host a blitz conference in Centurion on Monday where video footage of a farm attack will be released to the media. The material will be included in a submission on farm murders which will be presented by AfriForum to the United Nations...