oa News and Views for Magistrates - Bits & pieces

Volume 2005, Issue 12
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Extracted from text ... bitS & PIECES Page 8 Shock report on unsolved rape cases A survey has found that gross inefficiencies in the investigation and prosecution of rape cases in the Western Cape have allegedly been suppressed by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). A child is raped every 24 minutes in South Africa, yet according to the damning report based on research conducted by the University of Cape Town's Gender Health and Justice Research Unit from January 2001 to May 2003, 31% of rape cases in Khayelitsha are filed as unsolved, while 33% of rape cases in Gugulethu are closed without ever being ..

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