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In conversation with SBS Dutch Radio, Criminologist Lorraine Claasen, says insecurity in South Africa: "is going to get worse before it starts to get better".
Ms Claasen says farmers have got used to locking themselves in after 5 pm as a way of protecting themselves and their families. Unfortuntaley,
Claasen says it's also common to have dogs for protection purposes, electric fences, safe rooms inside the houses and some of the farmers even carry weapons.
Listen to the interview with SBS Dutch reporter, Anneke Mackay-Smith