#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


Eleven farm murders and 30 attacks in two weeks

Thirty farm attacks have already been recorded in South Africa since the beginning of February 2017, in which eleven people were brutally murdered. Five people have been murdered within the last 24 hours in two separate attacks which occurred in Mpumalanga and Limpopo...

Farm murders to be prioritised

It was announced today at a joint media conference of AfriForum and the acting National Police Commissioner, Lt Gen Khomotso Phahlane, that farm murders will be officially prioritised. This conference follows a joint workshop attended by AfriForum and Phahlane....

2015: Most farm attacks in 15 years

The civil rights organisation AfriForum and the TAU SA announced today that South African farmers and farm workers experienced the most brutal year yet with the most recorded farm attacks since the recording of farm attacks commenced in 1990. The past year’s figures...

AfriForum announces plan to assist Parys farmers

The civil rights organisation AfriForum announced a plan today that aims to assist the four farmers from Parys in their court case. These farmers have been charged with the murder of two farm attackers. Among other, AfriForum created a platform through which members...

Farm murders increase for 5th consecutive year

Farm murders have increased for the fifth consecutive year. 61 farm murders were verified in 2014, and thus far in 2015, 62 farm murders have been recorded. In 2014, 279 farm attacks were reported. In 2015 however, 270 farm attacks have been reported and in 56 of...