#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 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...

109 farm attacks in less than 100 days of 2018

AfriForum today announced that 2018 has already witnessed about 109 farm attacks and about 15 farm murders in South Africa.  “Our rural areas are trapped in a crime war,” says Ian Cameron, AfriForum’s Head of Safety. “Although the South African government denies that...

Organisations stand together against farm murders

Various civilian organisations and opposition parties today during a joint media conference in Centurion took a stance against farm murders and made a plea to the South African government to incisively intervene to prioritise this crisis. The organisations also...

Dr Werner Emslie farm murder: Suspect at large

AfriForum has been informed that Petrus Dambiso Moyo escaped from the holding cells of the Ellisras Police Station in the past 24 hours. Moyo is one of four persons suspected of the murder on Dr Werner Emslie on 20 September 2017 on the farm Afguns. “Dr Emslie is one...

Malicious prosecution by police after #BlackMonday

It has come to the attention of AfriForum that in Limpopo, the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal, police are unlawfully insisting that community members report at police stations, following their involvement in this week’s #BlackMonday protests across the country. “Police...