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Video: Farmers living in fear in South Africa

In South Africa, violence in the big cities like Pretoria, Johannesburg or Cape Town often makes the front pages of the newspapers, but crime that is terrorising countryside communities is being ignored.

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Statistics even show that it is rural areas that are often the worst affected in South Africa. Since the beginning of the year, 160 farms have been attacked, nearly one per day.

Beyond the individual tragedies, these figures also raise the issue of race in a society that is still struggling to turn the page on apartheid.

Our reporters criss-crossed the plains of South Africa to meet some of the faming communities living in fear.

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