Contact crimes including murder, robbery and sexual offences have increased by 0.7% in the country, according to the 2019/2020 crime statistics. The stats were released by Police Minister Bheki Cele and top brass from the SAPS on Friday morning in Pretoria. The murder rate has increased with 303 cases, to[…]
The University of the Western Cape is launching a new DNA profiling system to help with sexual offences. The new DNA kit targets will help in sexual offence cases, a crime that is plaguing South Africa. The kit targets DNA that is only carried by men – the Y-Chromosome. Head[…]
Non-profit organisation Women and Men against Child Abuse is on Monday expected to approach the High Court in Johannesburg in an effort to change the law to ensure that the legal system acknowledges the seriousness of all sexual violence cases, regardless of the elapsed time since the offence. It said[…]
This month, analysts have been busying themselves with the release of the annual crime report. The report, issued by the South African Police Service’s (SAPS), has garnered concern since it reflected an increase in contact crimes, such as murder and assault, but interestingly because it reflected a decrease in the[…]
The Western Cape Department of Justice (DoJ) aims to bring about greater awareness to the issue of sexual assault, by promoting the reintroduction of special courts that solely address such sexual offences. The move, in line with the 16 Days of Activism for violence against women and children, comes amidst[…]
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