Crime South Africa

  • Africa & World

    Wealth gap in South Africa hasn’t changed since apartheid, report says

    SOUTH Africa remains the most unequal society in the world 27 years after independence with 3 500 mainly white South Africans owning more wealth that 32 million poor blacks, a new study reveals. According to the Thomas Piketty-backed World Inequality Lab, over half the population of 60 million have more liabilities than assets. The social architecture formed over more than…

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  • Africa & World

    ‘Gynaecologist’ rapes women in hospitals

    POLICE in South Africa are on the hunt for a doctor who allegedly raped women at two different city hospitals, while civil rights organisations called on hospitals and other health professionals to safeguard women in their care. Having received reports and even a case opened against the man, police said he had disappeared into thin air, and requested anyone who…

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  • Africa & World

    Death toll from South Africa’s looting rises to 337

    SOUTH Africa’s Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni told a press briefing that the looting death toll had reached 337, with 79 deaths in Gauteng and 258 in KwaZulu-Natal. She explained that the “revision of the records happens when those who were injured ultimately succumb to their injuries”. As has been the case previously, however, almost no details are forthcoming…

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