Interpol rates the occupation as a farmer in South Africa as the “most dangerous job in the world!”
The South African farming community has suffered from attacks for many years. The majority of the victims have been Afrikaner farmers, with claims of death tolls of up to 3,000 cited in the national and international media.
The South African government has been criticised both for not doing more to prevent farm attacks, and for giving the issue a disproportionate amount of attention.
In March 2010, at a rally on a university campus, president of the African National Congress Youth League, Julius Malema sang the lyrics "shoot the boer" ("Boer" is the Afrikaans word for "farmer", but is also used as a derogatory term for Afrikaners).
On 12 September 2011, Judge Lamont ruled that the singing of the words 'shoot the boer' amounts to hate speech. He also declared the singing of the song in any capacity to be illegal stating that he finds no possible justifications for singing the song. The ANC (government) has announced that they will appeal the ruling.