Farm Attack – Plans Foiled with Polygraph tests


GAC received information about a farm attack that is being planned on one of our clients in a rural farmland area on the Northern parts of Pretoria

Through our years of knowledge, we knew that an attack like this must have inside information in order for it to succeed.

– Most farm attacks are inside jobs, although not all farmworkers are involved in these attacks directly. In most cases, it would be a person who is closest to the farmer –

We advised our client that all of his employees must be polygraphed tested.
The client gave the go-ahead and all employees were tested. The test took a while but it was worth the while for the owner. The test results were really mind-blowing(Due to the sensitivity of the case and legal contracts we cannot provide in-depth information into this matter)

We managed to single out the masterminds for the operation through the polygraph test results. The results were handed over to SAPS for further investigations.GAC investigators will work hand in hand with SAPS to investigate the matter further.

Through this joint effort by GAC and SAPS no attack took place


Tips to improve your Survival in a farm attack

If you can defend yourself and your family, you can defend your neighbors; when neighbors defend each other, they defend their community

The first thing that needs to change is one’s mindset.

If you can acknowledge that you are a soft target or you can admit to yourself that you can become a victim of an attack, you already started with your mindset change. Most people refuse to acknowledge that they could be vulnerable and don’t think an attack could happen to them.

In an attack your mind can be one of your worst enemies or your best friend. Your body’s natural reaction to danger is the fight-flight-freeze response. It’s a type of stress response that helps you react to perceived threats. In a contact situation, you don’t want to freeze, it can cost you your life, neither do you just want to run as this might also cost you your life.

Now you are probably wondering what must I do then?

The mind controls the body. When you train your mind with muscle memory drills and exercises, the rest will follow.


The stereotypical roles of men and women should also change. People, in general, should not only think that it’s only a man’s responsibility to protect their family in vulnerable situations. In most attacks, the suspects go after the male figure of the house first. This leaves their wives to defend themself and/or the rest of the family. By training females more sufficiently, the element of surprise will be pushed back onto the attackers.

There are four mental modes of preparedness

  • Green – Relaxed and calm
  • Yellow -Vigilant of your surroundings
  • Orange – Knowledge of an attack that can or is going to take place
  • Red – In attack or defense mode
    We suggest that you should always be between yellow and orange mode

We all know that it is easy to say, change your mindset. But how does one actually do that?

This is what our training is all about. We understand the need to protect what is important and valuable to you. Therefore, we also know how important it is to teach you how to be mentally ready for any critical situation. The mind is only a muscle that needs to be trained.