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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Violent Crime

[Source: Statistics South Africa – Offcial Report.]

South African households increasingly feel that the levels of violent and property crimes are increasing and this makes it unsafe to walk in parks or even allow their children to play freely in their neighbourhoods, this is according to the results of the latest Victims of Crime Survey (VOCS) released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) today. Read more

[Source: Berliner Morgenpost by Johannes Dieterich.]

Hin und wieder kommt Südafrikas dunkles Geheimnis ans Licht. Wie kürzlich, als die 20-jährige Tochter eines simbabwischen Kabinettministers in ihrer Studentenwohnung in Kapstadt tot aufgefunden wurde. Ein südafrikanisches Hospital führte eine Autopsie durch und schickte den Leichnam der Ministertochter anschließend nach Simbabwe zurück. Dort wurde zum Entsetzen ihrer Eltern festgestellt, dass das Herz der toten Tochter fehlte. Selbst Zeitungen spekulierten: Da müssen finstere Mächte am Werk gewesen sein. Read more

[Source: AfriForum by Ernst Roets & Lorraine Claassen.]

Farm attacks and murders are a unique criminal phenomenon that occurs with increasing regularity and levels of brutality in South Africa.  During such attacks, victims of all ages may be shot, assaulted with steel pipes, pangas (long, broad knives similar to machetes), axes, sticks, shovels, pitch forks, broomsticks and knives. They may also be kicked, beaten, slapped, hit and raped. Some are even horrendously tortured by pulling out their nails, pouring boiling water over their bodies or down their throats, burning them with electric irons, breaking their fingers, or dragging them behind moving vehicles before they are ultimately murdered.  Read more

South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
4% y/y in February 2018 (CPI) & +4.2 y/y in February 2018 (PPI)
3,1% q/q for the 4th quarter of 2017
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