Rorisang Kgosana
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11 Jul 2020
5:00 am

Farm attacks are killing SA’s food supply

Rorisang Kgosana

According to agriculture union TLSU SA, the country has about 30 000 farmers, each producing food for 1 500 people. Once a farm owner is killed, depending on the circumstances, either the family of the deceased inherits the farm or it is sold.

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The continued spike in farm murders may have a serious impact on food security in the country as attacks lead to the closure of production the could take up to eight years to recommence, experts say. Farm attacks and farm murders have spiked in the recent months, with the agricultural sector being hit by 139 attacks and 26 farm murders in the past six months. According to minority rights group AfriForum, five farm murders were reported in June and another five in July, with four committed in the first week. According to agriculture union TLSU SA, the country has about...