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Rawsonville reels after elderly woman’s farm murder

2014-12-02 13:41

The small town of Rawsonville in the Boland is reeling after the murder of a well-known elderly woman on a farm in the area.

8 arrested for killing Free State farmer

2014-11-21 10:03
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Eight men have been arrested for allegedly killing a farmer in Odendaalsrus, Free State police say.

Underberg farm murder accused acquitted

2014-10-28 21:45

A man charged with the murder and aggravated robbery of Underberg forester Daniel Knight and the assault of his partner has been acquitted of all charges.

TAU SA concerned over possible trial for farmers

2014-10-27 19:05
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Farmers' organisation TAU SA has expressed concern over the possibility that two farmers who shot dead alleged robbers in the North West might have to stand trial for the shooting.

N West farmer, robbers killed

2014-10-26 18:15
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A farmer and two men who attacked him have been killed near Leeudoringstad, North West police say.

State: Farm killers should get life sentences

2014-10-22 20:11

The two men who murdered Ixopo farmer Peter Hackland in his home qualified for life imprisonment on two counts - he was killed during a robbery and they acted with common purpose.

Why is Dookoom so angry?

2014-10-12 15:59

There are irate farm workers, pitchforks and tyres, and profanities are used every few seconds, but brazen new hip-hop metal outfit Dookoom wants to spark ­conversation, not violence.

Farm attacks not racially motivated - ISS

2014-10-06 15:10

The Institute for Security Studies says farm attacks are not racially motivated, but are motivated by greed.

Farmer attacked on Free State farm

2014-09-16 11:18
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Farmer Crawford von Abo, 82, who suffered huge losses in land grabs in Zimbabwe, has been attacked on his Free State farm, according to a report.

AfriForum: Five farm murders in August

2014-09-03 21:16

There have been five farm murders in South Africa in August, civil rights group AfriForum says.

Farm attack accused going to high court

2014-08-22 20:13

A case against two Mpumalanga men accused of terrorising farmers around Malelane has been transferred to the Nelspruit circuit of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Farmer's widow angry killer didn't get life

2014-08-15 10:43
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The widow of a man who was murdered on a farm in KwaZulu-Natal last year says she is shocked that his 21-year-old killer did not get a life sentence for the "vindictive and cruel" murder.

Limpopo farmer found dead

2014-08-09 17:07
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A farmer has been killed in Letsitele, just outside Tzaneen, Limpopo police say.

Farm attacks at unacceptable levels - Tau SA

2014-08-05 22:15

Farmer union TAU SA says farm murders and attacks have increased since last year and are at unacceptable levels.

Dad of farm killer apologises to victims' family

2014-07-31 12:05

The father of one of three youths sentenced to life for a brutal farm attack in which three family members were killed, has apologised to the victims' family in court.

Son: Farm attack left family traumatised

2014-07-29 21:13

The son of an aged Richmond farm couple spent a week in a psychiatric hospital after his parents and brother were tortured and killed, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court has heard.

Farmers urged to be pro-active on security

2014-07-15 16:01

Police and farmers must be more pro-active against crime on farms, Free State Agriculture spokesperson Bernard Maree says.

Shot farmer fires back, kills attacker

2014-07-07 12:49

A farmer is recovering in hospital after being attacked and shot on his farm near Reitz, but managed to shoot and kill one of his attackers, Free State police say.

SAHRC set to hold hearing on farm murders

2014-07-02 12:41

AfriForum says the SA Human Rights Commission will hold a public hearing about farm murders, following a request to look into the matter.

PMB jail ‘Houdini’ gets life + 59 years

2014-06-25 09:06

A farmer killer dubbed the Pietermaritzburg ‘Houdini’ because he escaped prison three times has been sentenced to life and an additional 59 years behind bars.

PMB court to decide on farm attack evidence

2014-06-12 19:06

The KwaZulu-Natal High Court will decide next week if alleged confessions by three men accused of an Underberg farm attack could be admitted as evidence.

Alleged farm attackers to seek bail

2014-05-26 20:46

Three men accused of murdering a Free State farmer and his wife are expected to apply for bail.

Suspected farm attackers' bail application fails

2014-05-22 07:09

Two Mpumalanga men accused of terrorising farmers around the Malalane area could not reapply for bail because the police officer investigating their case was not available in court.

Limpopo teen appears over family murder

2014-05-19 18:51

A Limpopo teenager has appeared in the Mokopane Magistrate's Court on connection with the murder of a farm couple.

Trio guilty of Vryheid farm murder

2014-04-24 06:53

Three men have been found guilty by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court of attacking, robbing and killing a Vryheid farmer.

 

FF Plus takes minority worries to UN

2014-11-26 18:46
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The reopening of the land claims process and concerns about farm attacks in South Africa are among issues presented to the UNHRC forum in Geneva, Switzerland, the FF Plus says.

Ixopo farm attackers jailed for life

2014-10-31 14:12

Two Durban men have been jailed for life, plus 23 years, by the Pietermaritzburg High Court for the murder of an Ixopo farmer.

'Poor shot' farm attacker gets 104 years'

2014-10-28 20:53
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A Mozambican farm attacker found guilty on 23 counts of armed robbery committed seven years ago, has been sentenced to 104 years in prison by the Nelspruit Regional Court.

Unclear if farmers to be charged after shooting

2014-10-27 17:13
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Investigations are under way to determine if action will be taken against two farmers who shot dead two alleged robbers near Leeudoringstad, North West police say.

Teen pleads guilty to killing farm couple

2014-10-25 11:15

A 16-year-old boy has been convicted of the murder of a farm couple in Limpopo after he pleaded guilty to murder and theft, according to a report.

Two convicted of killing farmer

2014-10-18 06:15

Two Durban men have been convicted of killing Ixopo farmer Peter Hackland and assaulting his daughter, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg has ruled.

Farm murders decreased - Phiyega

2014-10-06 20:04
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Farm murders have decreased in the last four years, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

AgriSA: Farmers prefer private security to Saps

2014-09-16 19:32

Farmers prefer using private security services because of their low level of trust in the SA Police Service, AgriSA has said.

Widow wants death sentence for farm murderers

2014-09-15 14:49
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A woman whose husband was killed in a farm attack two-and-a-half years ago has called for the reinstatement of the death penalty at public hearings.

Couple attacked on Hazyview game farm

2014-09-03 17:23

A couple was attacked by five men who thought they had rhino horn in their possession, an Mpumalanga DA councillor says.

Limpopo farm murder accused in court

2014-08-21 16:11

Three men accused of killing a 79-year-old pensioner on a farm have appeared in the Lephalale Magistrate's Court, Limpopo police say.

3 held for Limpopo farm killing

2014-08-12 16:34

Three men have been arrested for allegedly killing a 79-year-old pensioner on a farm in Lephalale, Limpopo.

Farmer's wife shoots at attackers, 2 dead

2014-08-07 09:07
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Two farm attackers have been shot dead and four are on the run after attacking a KwaZulu-Natal farm and wounding a farmer and his wife, who shot back at them.

Trio get life for Richmond farm murders

2014-07-30 17:03

Two men and a teenager have been handed life sentences by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court for killing a Richmond farming couple and their adult son.

Free State farm attack victim dies in hospital

2014-07-28 22:07

Free State farmer Andre van Greunen, who was attacked and shot on his farm near Reitz earlier this month, has died in hospital, Free State police say.

Farmer killed in robbery

2014-07-07 18:47

A Limpopo man has been fatally wounded in a robbery on his farm between Groblersdal and Dennilton.

SAHRC identify need for hearings on farm attacks

2014-07-02 14:37

The SA Human Rights Commission says there is a strong need for its planned public hearings to address safety and security on farms.

House robbers panic, kill man

2014-07-01 09:01

A man has died after being shot at point-blank range when he and friends disturbed robbers on a farm in KwaZulu-Natal.

DNA links suspects to farm rapes

2014-06-17 20:16

Blood samples have positively linked two suspects to the rape of two women on different farms in Mpumalanga, the Nelspruit Regional Court has heard.

5 arrested for killing Mpumalanga farmer

2014-06-03 12:39

Four men and a woman have been arrested for allegedly robbing and killing a farmer near Malalane last week, Mpumalanga police say.

Farmer bludgeoned to death, court hears

2014-05-26 19:29

The KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg has heard how a Himeville farmer was battered to death while his woman friend was tied to the pedestal of a wash basin.

Murderer ‘was part of our family’

2014-05-20 11:33

The day before three members of a KwaZulu-Natal family were brutally murdered by a trusted employee and his cohorts, their surviving son says he had offered the killer help to further his studies.

Farmer's daughter breaks down in court

2014-05-06 06:59

The daughter of murdered KwaZulu-Natal sugarcane farmer Peter Hackland has told the court she was repeatedly slapped by one of the men accused of murdering her father.

Limpopo teen refuses bail

2014-04-15 18:52

A teenager has chosen not to apply for bail after he appeared in the Mokopane Magistrate's Court in connection with the murder of a Limpopo farm couple.

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