Johannesburg - Farm attacks are not racially motivated, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) said on Monday.
“People went to farms to steal, motivated by greed,” researcher Johan Burger told reporters in Johannesburg.
He was speaking at the SA Human Rights Commission's national hearings on safety and security problems in farming communities.
He said racial insults were sometimes used during such crimes, but this did not mean race or politics were the motives of such attacks.
He said the phasing out of the commando system had created a vacuum which the current national rural plan was not addressing adequately.