n Journal for Contemporary History - Rape in contemporary South Africa - more vexing and vicious than ever

Volume 30, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



Shortly after the ANC had taken over the reigns in 1994 a major stud on crime was conducted by the Human Source Research Council (HSRC). According to them crime was regarded as South Africa's worst problem and they warned that if the government did not get in check within the last three years of the century the RSA would sink as a country. In this report they covered the increase in violent crimes from 1980 to 1995.

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