The Democratic Alliance supports all law-abiding residents of rural South Africa – black, white, coloured and Indian – and will not rest until this ANC-run government implements safety strategies to end the attacks and murders.
Residents in rural areas have a constitutional right to the same support and protection that civilians living in towns take for granted.
We want action NOW.
The urgent action steps the Party has been taking to stop farm attacks
💬 Spearheaded a Debate of National Importance in Parliament.
🚨 Reporting attacks as Hate Crimes.
🕵️ Creating nine Provincial Watching Brief Units that closely track investigations and court proceedings to ensure that attackers end up behind bars.
🔬 Requesting up-to-date research and analysis be undertaken.
🚓 Improving co-operation with agricultural unions and assisting farm patrols.
👨🌾 Continuing to drive land ownership and financial support for emerging farmers.
🤝 Working on improving the SAPS/farmer relationships.
👮 Continuing to push for fully outfitted, dedicated rural policing units to be reintroduced.
🚨 Asking that SAPS re-categorises rural attacks as Priority Crimes.
🌾 Continuing to fight Expropriation Without Compensation at every turn.
🏠 Asking for a review of land occupation regulations.
🧾 Investigating tax relief measures for farmers paying for private security.
🕵️ Calling for greater SAPS Crime Intelligence capacity in rural areas.
🚓 Continuing to stress the need for border control.
🤝Calling for a Joint Ministerial Summit on Rural Safety.
A timeline of DA activism to end farm attacks and murders
Here are some of the milestones in the Party’s fight to make rural communities safer.