Faith in God, and an almost biblical love for their land, helps the South African farmers I've met stare down mortal danger each and every day.
I stayed at a farm just one homestead away from where a gruesome attack took place.
"It's eerie," she says of the pitch black wilderness engulfing the farm.
In the dark, anyone can be hiding...
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