Murders of farmers in South Africa at 20-year low, research shows Who says so ? The farmers themselves. Murders of farmers in South Africa are at a 20-year low, research by one of the country’s biggest farmers’ organisations claims. Forty-seven farmers were killed in 2017-18, according to statistics compiled by AgriSA, an association of hundreds of agricultural associations across South Africa. This is consistent with a steady decline since a peak of violence in 1998 when 153 died. Between 80 and 100 were murdered each year from 2003 to 2011, and around 60 until 2016. The new lower totals contradict recent reports in Australian and other western media describing white farmers in South Africa facing “a surge in violence’. The genocide bollocks is just a stormfront wet dream.