TLU SA supports destitute farmers with Farmhouse Register

TLU SA has started a Farmhouse Register to support farmers in need of housing. A register of empty, habitable farmhouses will be kept in order for destitute farmers to find a temporary home. “It is a given that many farmers are in the process of eviction,” says Mr Van der Westhuizen. “It is also a given that no-one can fight against the forces of nature or have indemnity against natural disasters. Disasters can hit any farmer, big or small, with devastating effects. According to a press release, “TLU SA is…

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Farm attacks rise with 60% this past decade – not just a white issue any longer

Prof Llewellyn Curlewis, Law Expert: University of Pretoria Over the past decade, farm attacks and its subsequent rise in brutality have risen a whopping 60%. As many as 1 125 farm attacks were reported between 1990 and 1999. Between the years 2000 and 2009 an increase of 22% – 1 407 attacks – were reported and in the past nine years from 2010 to 2019 a rise of 60% – 2 616 attacks. During the corresponding time farm murders increased from 637 (1990 to 1999) with 22% (799 murders) between…

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