So far in 2017 we have been bombarded with one news article following the next reporting in detail on gruesome farm murders, home burglaries and other terrible deeds that people commit against each other.
Statistics showed that in February alone around 17 people were murdered in more than 40 farm attacks. The situation is so bad at this stage that rural and farm safety were debated in parliament for the first time thanks to continued pressure by the Freedom Front Plus (VF+). It is debateable whether any changes will be seen after the debate, with many parties using the debate on farm attacks as a soapbox to promote their own racial ideologies.
Even though crime in South Africa isn’t a new phenomenon, the absolute brutality and the way in which it is carried out, tend to leave one feeling dismayed. With the reality we are facing regarding safety, it is now time to take hands and to think together about solutions to stop the increasing tendencies of crime in South Africa.
AfriForum, who has fought farm attacks for years and has established almost 100 neighbourhood watches, is working with the bigger Solidarity Movement and together they have decided to host a safety summit on Saturday, 6 May 2017. This summit will provide a forum where people can contribute to safety plans, and find out about plans that the Movement will introduce in future to protect communities.
At the summit AfriForum will introduce its new project regarding safety – Project Nehemia. Project Nehemia’s focus will be specifically on the approach which communities should follow against violent people within a lawful framework. The strategy is inclusive and its goal is to help all communities with information management and crime prevention by means of a national network.
When: Saturday, 6 May 2017
Where: Heartfelt Arena, Centurion
Time: 9:00 – 14:30
Attendance is free with pre-registration
Participate in this summit and help us to make our communities safe again. Click here to confirm your attendance.