And people ask why I don’t want to visit South Africa

One in four South African men questioned in a survey said they had raped someone and nearly half admitted having attacked more than one victim.

The study, by the country’s Medical Research Council, also found three out of four who admitted rape attacked for the first time while in their teens.

The MRC spoke to 1,738 men in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape provinces.

The research was conducted in both rural and urban areas and included all racial groups.

Using an electronic device to keep the results anonymous, the study found that 73% of respondents said they had carried out their first assault before the age of 20.

Almost half who said they had carried out a rape admitted they had done so more than once.

From the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8107039.stm

As an aside, it’s worth noting that about 70% of all the people who have ever tried to rip me off were Afrikaans.

No, if I ever go to the south of Africa, I shall not pass Botswana.

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3 Replies to “And people ask why I don’t want to visit South Africa”

  1. I’ve known a few crooked South Africans (white, of both Afrikaaner and UK origin) in my professional life, but I really don’t see how one is justified in conflating the ‘rape capital’ reputation of that country with Afrikaanerdom, a relatively small component of that nation.

    Incidentally in my my professional life I also came across quite a few people of UK origin who were similarly crooked – and French, Germans, Belgians etc.

    What is it you are really saying here?

  2. What I hear, it’s not the Afrikaaners who are into rape.
    In all, doesn’t sound like a very nice place to live – behind electric gates and with a rifle under the bed. Still, each to his own.

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