Crimes such as these, are called "hate crimes" in other parts of the world and carry harsher penalties than most other crimes. If they are too cowardly to admit that these are racially motivated attacks, why not call it hate crimes then, since even a description as such, which would isolate this kind of attack, could satisfy a huge sector of our society who recognizes it for just that! People in informal settlements, generally kill each other on the spur of the moment (crimes of passion) - even for as little as a R12 beer! Or the murders are sexually motivated, but these farm murders are premeditated and planned in advance. And not as robberies, since very little is normally stolen - perhaps a cell phone, some small amount of cash or a vehicle which is abandoned after a few kilometers. Even with Eugene Terre'blanche's murder, the signs were there in the form of road markers, etc. It is an insidious and very violent war that is being fought against white farmers and smallholder dwellings in particular. Firstly because the people are so isolated and secondly because of instigation such as the singing of songs such as "kill the boer" and "mhimi wam". They actually perceive themselves as heroes, "freedom fighters" or "revolutionaries".