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Even more farm attacks and murders in Free State in 2020

Free State Agriculture (FSA) has analysed the number of farm attacks and murders for 2020 and will publish a full report in...

Saai requests extension of amnesty period

The family farmer organisation, Saai, has submitted a request to the minister of police asking that the deadline for amnesty applications be...

How to deal with threats of violence or harm from a...

Our previous article discussed the circumstances under which a victim (and if charged with murder, an accused) may resort to lethal force...

Free State staggers under farm murders

The recent farm murder of Poenkie Bisset from Smithfield brings the number of farm murders in the Free State to ten. The...

Law minute: When may victims resort to lethal force for self-defence?

The issue of using violence as self-defence often elicits public debate, and in a country that is relentlessly subjected to violent crime,...

McIntosh Polela launches the SafeCitizen project

Former Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela recently launched SafeCitizen, a project that aims to promote the responsible possession and use of firearms in...

SA Agricultural Crime Prevention Institute helps to fight crime

The South African Agricultural Crime Prevention Institute (SAACPI) is a private initiative that has compiled an advanced rural safety strategy and activation...

Free State Agriculture demands action against farm attacks

Francois Wilken, president of Free State Agriculture (FSA), demanded that quick and decisive action should be taken by government to stop the...

Agbiz condemns crime in South African rural communities

“Agbiz is alarmed at the high incidence of crime in South Africa, particularly in the rural communities where food producers and many...

Police and farming sector work together to ensure rural safety

The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), General Khehla John Sitole, together with other senior officers, recently engaged in...