Farm attacks worst in Gauteng - study

2013-05-09 21:06

Johannesburg - Gauteng is the most dangerous province in the country in terms of farm attacks, according to a new book released on Thursday.

Nearly 20% (about 663) of the 3 319 farm attacks recorded in the country between 1990 and 2012 occurred in Gauteng, according to publishing company Kraal Uitgewers.

Within the rest of the country, 15.3% of attacks happened in Mpumalanga, 15.2% in the North West, and 12.7% in Limpopo.

The Free State recorded 11.8%, KwaZulu-Natal 11.5%, the Eastern Cape 7% and the Western Cape 4.7%.

The Northern Cape was the safest province, with only 1.6% of farm attacks happening in the province.

The study is included in a book called Treurgrond: Die Realiteit van Plaasaanvalle [Place of Sorrow: The Reality of Farm Attacks] 1990-2012, released on Thursday.

Kraal Uitgewers said the figures were based on the number of attacks in each province, and were not related to the number of residents or the number of farms or smallholdings in the provinces.

The study found an average of three attackers were involved in each case. In some attacks there were as many as 10 assailants.

According to the book, 42.6% of farm attack victims were aged 61 or older.

People 51 and older represented 62.7% of all victims.

The book was compiled by Dirk Hermann, deputy general secretary of trade union Solidarity, Ilze Nieuwoudt from the union's publishing house Kraal Uitgewers, and Chris van Zyl from the Transvaal Agricultural Union.

  • Tuyez - 2013-05-09 21:32

    Plus most of all sort crime is found in Gauteng

      Rik Ruiters - 2014-03-31 13:21

      No, by far most crime is in the Western Cape...

  • Sipho Tshabalala - 2013-05-09 21:36

    Where's da National Development Plan on this (IS IT JUST A PLAN or Implemantation)

      Charl Malan - 2013-05-09 21:44

      its a figment of our imaginations

      Léviter Au-dessus des Montagnes-Bleues - 2013-05-10 06:51

      Are you all insinuating that the NDP is like the NYDA & Public Works? A throw the pack in the air and pick up 52? i.e. throw R52bn into the agencies and watch 52 "pre-arranged & connected" pick it all clean in hours? Just yesterday that vicious vixen was off the slovenly stage claiming they deploy NO CRIMINALS so we can correctly assume that they MAKE THEM ALL CRIMINAL after deploying them. And after the last Guptagate fiasco, who can trust a Zuma? IS THERE A SINGLE PERSON OR ENTITY that has not been undermined, stabbed in the back, within a short space of time by this paranoid schizoid pathological warlord. Is there a single farmer that can be assured that silent instruction is not being passed in 10 or 11 of some official languages with specific nuances and intent that farmers must be eradicated as violently and obscenely as possible? Is there any reason why someone would continue living in a "folly" built at huge expense with massive security around it if they themselves could actually trust anyone else? NO ETHICS - CONSCIENCE- SCRUPLES. SHEER CRIMINAL KILLER INSTINCT, from a sloth that slouches even on the World Economic Forum stage giggling and together with ex wife, making themselves and South Africa RIDICULOUS.

  • Xavier7034 - 2013-05-09 21:39

    There is therefore a farm death every second day.......and none of that is reported in the press! This beautiful, beloved country is slowly, but surely being throttled to death.....and nobody, nobody, nobody is taking the right steps to fix the glaring problems...we need a quiet revolution, we need change, we need a leader....I mean a REAL LEADER, one that we can ALL respect....not the excuses we are being dished up with on daily basis!!!!!!

      Mel Webster - 2013-05-10 02:46

      What are you doing xavier to help you're country? Probably zilch zero sitting there in your comfort zone moaning and bleating....Get PRO-Active actions speak louder than words, cmon get off you're bum and start a revolution if you so wish.

      Marc Ross - 2013-05-10 07:49

      De La Ray De La Ray sal jy die boere en die Engelsman kom lei De La Ray.

  • Cane Corso - 2013-05-09 21:46

    Yellow belly scum.

  • Rammutlamojelamabokela Kp Mashishi - 2013-05-09 21:48

    i hate criminals,especially those who harm or kill their victims.leave us unharmed n alive.

  • Catie Door - 2013-05-09 22:00

    Glock19 - does wonders!

      Jacques Steffen - 2013-05-10 07:50

      @Catie, an unlicensed R5 does a good job too.

      Ami Mzazi - 2013-05-10 07:55

      Pathetic!, if you cheerlead then don't complain, only acceptable if it's hurt speaking.

  • Andre Krige - 2013-05-09 22:25

    Amaru the way u are going on, I don't think you respect yourself to be honest.

  • Altus Kirsten - 2013-05-09 22:29

    Best seller world wide...

  • Pieter van Staden - 2013-05-09 22:41

    Amaru, these white farmers are the reason the black population exploded the last few centuries, you should start to worry if they aren't around in the future. I don't see black farmers producing what is needed to feed SA, get a passport and explore Africa if will blow your mind.

  • gerry.klos - 2013-05-09 22:46

    Shoot first, ask later!

      James Looch - 2013-05-10 12:58

      Yes. Better to end up in court than in a coffin.

  • Wongama Nongqunga - 2013-05-09 22:56

    So Vusi, are you trying to tell me that all of the Western Cape is under the control of DA? Don't be so ignorant my brother, we failed. Maybe Indians or Colourds can do better than us.

      Mdluli Vusi - 2013-05-09 23:32

      Ha ha ha ha what have you been smoking bru nyawupe.I don't have time to be teaching idiots like you about south african politics.Were you in a coma when the DA won the Western cape on the got guts to call me ignorant you brain dead zombie.

      Amaru Shakur - 2013-05-09 23:41

      @wongama.I wish u knew the agony our forefathers went through for u to be commenting on news24 today u bloody fool.

      Mdluli Vusi - 2013-05-10 00:04

      (So Vusi, are you trying to tell me that all of the Western Cape is under the control of DA)Do you have a brain,this is the dumbest question I've ever been asked.You come here and insult us and yet you know nothing you are just an empty vessel,you make me old are you son.

      Jaco Flemix - 2013-05-10 02:50

      Vusi and Sakur I have sumpati for your past but you guys really need to go and see the rest of Africa compared to to the Western Cape.The amount of money the ANC has stollen ,if they have taken that money and invested it there people you would not be seeing shacks no more.Invester wont be running!!!! from SA.Vusi you talk about not understanding politick you sound cleary nothing about politics and to ask somebody how is his child sounds to me that you want to harm that kid and that sounds like you are one sick puppy.Sakur your Surname is not from you come to SA with your hatred and want to come and stuff up our country also after you stuffed up your own country where ever that is!!!!

      Ami Mzazi - 2013-05-10 09:24

      Jaco you either ddn't read the same message we did or you just ddn't understand the language maybe, just does not seem to collarate meneer.

      Jeffery Stokes - 2013-05-10 10:25

      JACo stop talking smack. The da has been in control of the wc for way longer than the ANC was. And yet you want to blame the anc. What investers are running? Nestlé? R500m investment. Unilever? R800m investment. BP? R5 BILLION Investment! !!!! All in the last year....These investor's have a funny way of running.

      Leroy Reynolds - 2013-05-10 13:07

      Jeffery, read whats going on in other provinces and maybe your opinion will change, the DA has done the job best they can under the influence of the ANC. They have problems like any other province, they have always had drug and alcohol problems, but still after all this they are better off than most of the country...why is this?

      Jeffery Stokes - 2013-05-10 14:49

      Listen here buddy im not some idiot that usually comments on this forum and only reads the crap on one news site. Neither am I blinded by the need to make a political party or an entire culture look like fools.... the DA absolutely loves the fact that they have the ANC as an opposition. And not just that they love the fact that people like you have absolutely zero idea of how the government works. So when things dont work as welll they just need to sit back and allow the idiots proclaim that the ANC is too blame for all their problems. Yet the DA has complete control of the direction the provincial departments take. And they have complete control how the money they are given every year is used. Have you seen the state of government day hospitals and clinics in cape town? Especially in the poor neighbourhoods. Have you seen the murder rate in ct? Have you seen all the service delivery issues? But of course even if you did its the ANC's fault. Because that is wht you want to see.

      Mdluli Vusi - 2013-05-11 11:05

      Jaco Flemix what exactly are trying to say, you DA puppet master.listen here I'm from Durban,I've been living in cape town for the past 17years,I have a house in bloubergstrand.I live with them whites only 1 coloured in my neighborhood shaun bartlette the soccer player.The rest in the townships.They can't afford to move beyond townships because affirmative action and BEE doesn't exist in that province.66% of the majority is no where to be seen in the suburbs even in the DA which they voted for.why is nyanga township @ no2 on the world most dangerous neighborhood and the DA took our people to court trying to avoid enclosing the toilets, yet 800 million was spent on building pavements and corridors in khayeltsha.I not done yet I can write a book the size of a bible on my personal. Experience of racism in the cape.

  • Aaron Larry Chaava - 2013-05-09 23:01

    This shouldnt be a race thing, what many fail to understand is that there are a few black farmers, and they are being attackd, wat upsets my felow black people, is when certain groups isolate this and make it into a genocide. We should al acept that crime effects us all. We al depend on each other, i would like to see not just farm attacks drop, bt all crimenal elements

      Jaco Flemix - 2013-05-10 03:05

      That is true but farm murders are on the increase and we need farmers to grow food.I dont think it is genocide anymore it has gone beyond that now but it must stop

      Marisca Joubert - 2013-05-10 12:11

      Aaron, so how many black farmers have died in farm attacks? Worse, can you also tell me how many have been TORTURED? Can you tell me the figures please. Do not try to "smooth" out the situation, we KNOW that we are being targeted, thus the word genocide.

      Johanna VanDokkum - 2013-05-12 00:40

      There are some 250,000 black farmers in South Africa. The number of attacks were logged at 85 since 1994. Most of those attacks were due to disputes about land-rights between the families. The farm-attacks against white farmers are entirely different. Organised gangs survey the farms weeks in advance, they are well-armed as if they are trained by the military, they often carry military and police weapons, and the cruelties they perpetuate are so horrific that the SA news media tries not to report them. According to Genocide Watch's top expert Gregory Stanton, who examined those cases in great detail, the Afrikaner farmers are nearing a very real threat of all-out genocide unless the ANC-regime intervenes by (a) stopping their hatespeech incitements against whites at every chance they get and (b) to enable the farmers to protect their own farms better. The ANC-regime has in fact done everything it can to take away the farmers' rights to protect themselves: ending the commandos and very steadily disarming especially the white owners of legal guns. So there is some proof of genocidal intentions mainly due to the actions of the ANC-regime itself. Denial is also, by the way, an integral part of any genocide. Look up all the daily incidents - one more gruesome than the next - of the way these Afrikaner families are being slaughtered.

  • Pieter van Staden - 2013-05-09 23:05

    Sthembiso, the whites gave the country to u to rule and for small moment l thought there was hope (the first 5years to be precise), but after that the circus came to town. So my friend you can have your country and eat it. Its easy to be a freedomfighter and plant wimpy bomb every no and again but to govern a country you need skills.

      Jaco Flemix - 2013-05-10 03:10

      Kgomotso when you sit with the highest unemployment rate in the world you cant sit and worry about the past exspecially when you also sit with half of Africa that has run to our country for hope.We are sitting on one massive time bomb.

  • Alan Davis - 2013-05-09 23:44

    That's why Gauteng spelt correctly is "get a gun". Aimed at the majority - the criminals.

  • Wongama Nongqunga - 2013-05-10 00:08

    @Amaru, offcause I do, that's why I am able to tell the truth

      Ami Mzazi - 2013-05-10 07:51

      Wongama don't be easily fooled, the sad thing is that the people that are thumbing you up are actually laughing at you, you just seem like an innocent and clueless laaitie, are you even over 18?

      Marev Audioslave - 2013-05-10 10:46

      @Wongama, i also hate ANC but u must remember that if it wasnt for it, me and u wouldnt be commenting on news 24, we would probably be doing gardens outside..

  • Kgomotso Phathu - 2013-05-10 01:34

    can I be enlightened on how the author worked out this percentages. According to my understanding a percentage is always relative to total number it should be farmers killed/total number of farmer X 100. This is not statistics but pure desperation and propaganda

      Jaco Flemix - 2013-05-10 03:01

      Before you say it is false go and get your facts straigt al the cases is based on facts from S.A.PS.Not propaganda.What you are doing now is propaganda

      Coen Venter - 2013-05-10 05:13

      kgomotso your an retard Climb back into your hole you idiot

      Marev Audioslave - 2013-05-10 10:57

      Percentage based on provinces. If u add all provinces they should give u 100%. Gauteng around 20%, wich means it is 20.2%.U should've studied maths, not History or Politics...

      Marisca Joubert - 2013-05-11 01:32

      Pure desperation and propaganda-to achieve what? Go the website: thetruthaboutsouthafrica and go and see pictures of the torture! O yes that's right in your culture you do not have a word for sympathy - scientific fact!

  • Warren Nel - 2013-05-10 03:20 are a racist of the highest order. Your comments are shocking and immature. We have no need for your mindset in SA.

  • Buntu Qutu - 2013-05-10 03:45

    as long as we only comment when crime affects us direct we will never win this fight against criminals /murderers . do u think criminals care about ur race ?No they dont bcoz if they did there wouldn't b black people killed by black criminals or white people killed by white criminals . my point is let us unite against crime

  • maraisl - 2013-05-10 04:03

    Recorded farm attacks. How accurate are these numbers really?

  • Richard Scully - 2013-05-10 05:17

    Of course because the ANC control it

  • Coen Venter - 2013-05-10 05:18

    mlungisi with a face like yours i'll shave my dogs ass and learn him to walk backwards you bosatleet

  • Deon De Villiers - 2013-05-10 05:23

    Mlungisi u are big D O O S

  • Ami Mzazi - 2013-05-10 06:04

    We South Africans and very smart, how low have we sunk if we start politicising crime, no one deserves to have their life taken away, Finish and Klaar!

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  • Alfred Barker - 2013-05-10 07:13

    LOl (not laughing at the article, laughing at the hate speech/comments). It is sad to see that after all these years; this country still can't come to grips at making peach, respecting each other in our difference and liberal ways/views. This land was never the Whiteman’s to begin with or end with, this land was never the black mans to begin or end with. Should GOD or the Creator or the Universe (which ever you believe in) decide to take back what belongs to it, we are all screwed, irrespective of your ethnicity. Give me a space ship any day and I will go to Mars, make Mars habitable and quarrel with the natives that the land is rightfully mine. In the end we all pass away and our bones turn to dust, but our generations to come will most probably (god willing) remain stead fast in the country. What have you done to ensure a bright future for them? In cases like these when one reads such "blatant disrespectful" comments, one remains to think if we will ever see the light of day. It has been almost twenty years now since that wonderful day, freedom day. WOW seems like yesterday. Perhaps with better education and black kids immigrating into white arrears and schools, in another twenty years or so, we may just have a different society on our hands. If we can't change the view or mind sets of this current generation, our best hopes and chances lay with the next. Thank You Madiba

      Ami Mzazi - 2013-05-10 07:29

      Started out well then started going south, white kids the only hope for black kids chance to civilisation, you should spend time with both black and white kids you'd be surprised, you complain about racism(which is unexceptable), but while at it undertone the same, read your message again, take emotion out of it this time and introspect.

      Mpho C. Rerani - 2013-05-10 08:19

      Alfred you need to check your facts, there are a lot of whites who are not educated in this country. 'Black kids immigrating to whites areas and schools'? come on man that's just another hates comment, being in a whites school doesnt mean Good Education.

  • carel.merwe.7 - 2013-05-10 07:15

    Mlungisi? What hou on about muit...

  • Mlungisi Tengani - 2013-05-10 07:20

    lol (laughing bcos its hate speech only when a black guy speaks his mind)

  • Victor van der Walt - 2013-05-10 07:42

    Instead of wasting money by deploying in the drc or car send the troops in to protect the farmers, soon we will run out of food like the rest of africa. Or is this eradication?

  • Mlungisi Tengani - 2013-05-10 07:47

    send our troops to protect thousands of white farmers lol,are u 4 real ? what about the millions of blacks in the townships ?

      Marc Ross - 2013-05-10 08:19

      I agree, deploy troops in rural areas and the townships and even the cities and suburbs. We need to be at war with crime. Mlungisi please ask your party representatives to send troops to all areas affected by crime. Ask your party (forgive me if I assume you are ANC) to deploy troops to protect the millions in townships. But I am afraid this government doesnt care about you or the farmer.

      Mdluli Vusi - 2013-05-10 10:32

      I want troops to come and protect my

  • Jason Hepple - 2013-05-10 08:12

    What about them Mlungisi... Who cares about them?

  • Jason Hepple - 2013-05-10 08:12

    Definitely not your government!

  • Ami Mzazi - 2013-05-10 08:13

    News24 why did you delete my message twice?, because I advise Wongama not to read news24, by the way you going to make a lot of money with this farms story today, clear you organised the research yourselves to make money, which is why at closer look the stats look thumb sucked, you can fool some people some of the time but you cannot fool all people all of the time. Go ahead and delete this one too!

      Mlungisi Tengani - 2013-05-10 12:24

      they deleted most of my comments too,truth hurts bra thats y

  • Njabulo Maunze - 2013-05-10 09:51

    d farmers must stop abusing their workers as u will know its the same employees that return d treatment hardly a guy frm outside treat them well and they will respect u

  • Melan Beko - 2013-05-10 10:01

    Kill the hand that feeds you then ask the west for help when your children are starving. You gotta love the African logic.

  • Justin Manning - 2013-05-10 10:55

    And what is being done about it? What are the statistics being used for?

  • Marisca Joubert - 2013-05-10 12:23

    Yip, but we can quickly assemble a commission into the Marikana "massacre", but absolutely NOT for the white farmers = mind you that most have been BRUTALLY TORTURED = not even mentioned here. WAKE UP!!

  • San Stols - 2013-06-10 04:18

    Is not about Gauteng is about farmers get killed. Statistics let it sound as 'normal'. This is a crime more like raping & murdering women and children, as well as the case of Oscar & Reeva. Where is our country's leaders & the world's voice against it?

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