Crime Stats 2014

Focus on ‘trio’ crimes skews the stats

The recent police statistics again show how the well-off and business control the crime agenda, while street robberies are a much bigger problem.

Factsheet: South Africa’s official crime stats unpacked

On the day of release, the crime stats were at least six months out of date, meaning the current crime situation could be very different.

Crime stats: Even the good news is probably bad news

The crimes that are most preventable by police increased sharply last year. And the good news on rape is probably not good news at all.

Crime stats: Increase in serious crimes a cause for concern

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega is concerned by the increase in murder, attempted murder and robbery.

Why is crime and violence so high in South Africa?

We should look back at our recent history if we want to understand the extent of violence and crime in South Africa, writes Chandre Gould.


From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it