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AfriForum 2021 plan for the curbing of farm murders

Farmers in South Africa are facing the threat of farm attacks on a daily basis. Although the latest figures are shocking, as is the case every year, government is still refusing to handle farm attacks and farm murders as priority crimes. AfriForum will drive an expanded campaign against farm murders in 2021 which will include…

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Farm attacks and murders under scrutiny

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.1″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] AfriForum announced an intensified campaign against farm murders today. It also directed an open letter to Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa, in which it demands the President to intervene. Ten practical steps that government should take to combat farm murders effectively are…

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#StopTheMurders

AfriForum reacted sharply to the statement by Bheki Cele, Minister of Police, that farm murders should not be priority crimes. The civil rights organisation describes the Minister’s statement as irrational and discriminatory. This follows Cele’s statement yesterday that farm murders cannot be declared priority crimes because these simply refer to cases of homicide, rape, assault…

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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 start of 2018. “This practical assessment provides an instrument to the rural community to…

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Police Minister ignores terror on farms; communities must fight back themselves

The civil rights organisation AfriForum a month ago directed a letter for the umpteenth time to Gen. Bheki Cele, Minister of Police, and requested to meet with him regarding violence on farms, as well as the land grab crisis staring the country in the face. “Cele has up until today not even acknowledged receipt of…

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AfriForum lays criminal charges regarding racist attacks on social media

The civil rights organisation AfriForum today submitted criminal charges against two police officials and a former member of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) after they used social media to incite farm attacks and/or romanticise violence against farmers and minorities. AfriForum says that these incidents can be considered a form of complicity by the…

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AfriForum enlists support in USA against expropriation and farm murders

The civil rights organisation AfriForum this past week made good progress in Washington, D.C. with its initiative to enlist support abroad for its campaigns with regard to the protection of property rights and the prioritisation of an action plan against farm murders. As part of this liaison tour, AfriForum attended a meeting with a delegation…

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AfriForum heads to USA for awareness on expropriation without compensation and farm murders

Delegates of AfriForum flew to the United States of America (USA) this week as part of AfriForum’s campaign to garner support and promote awareness abroad regarding expropriation without compensation, and the prioritisation of farm murders. Among the delegates are Ernst Roets, Deputy CEO at AfriForum, Marina Wiese, Communications Manager, and Mariandra Heunis, a farm attack…

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AfriForum says facts show that the disregard of property rights and farm murders is a serious threat in South Africa

The civil rights organisation AfriForum said today at a media conference in Pretoria that the information which this organisation is currently spreading in the international community on expropriation without compensation and farm murders, is based on facts that confirm that there is a serious threat to property rights and human lives in South Africa. This…

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