This is how journalists in countries supportive of the ANC report on murder and crime in the New South Africa in an attempt to try and make the ANC Regime look good. Please remember that to this day CANADA still is one of the strongest supporters of the ANC. They have to try and protect their investment don't they?
According to this Global Exchange - A Canadian Lens into the World of Business article "South Africa’s murder rate has dropped by 52 per cent since the end of apartheid in 1994", but strangely enough it is reported in the very same article that "Since 2005, the number of registered private security companies in South Africa has soared by 61 per cent. And the number of companies specializing in “armed response” has jumped by 264 per cent, according to a new report by the South African Institute of Race Relations." It goes on to say "The institute says there were almost 7,500 registered private security companies in South Africa in 2010, compared to about 4,600 in 2005. The number specializing in armed response has grown from 743 to more than 2,700 in the same period." and then he reports that "Four of its biggest cities, including Johannesburg and Cape Town, are among the 50 cities with the highest murder rates in the world. Home invasions and carjackings remain common."
Can any "ethical" "professional" journalist contradict himself and make such a fool of himself in public? Have these people no self-respect or respect for the thousands upon thousands of people raped and murdered since their Governments helped put the ANC in power? Or are they just too shy to admit that they had funded and supported a murderous ruthless terrorist organisation?
Now you understand why the USA and India are pushing to sensor the Internet and to stop private bloggers from reporting the truth. This is also the reason why they want to curb Facebook and Twitter, because they have lost control over news reporting. They can no longer manipulate the news and they hate it to death.
Also read the following article by Mike Smith : "Four senior police chiefs in court for falsifying crime statistics"
Crime falls, but fear remains big business in South Africa
By GEOFFREY YORK
JOHANNESBURG— Globe and Mail Blog
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2012 10:39AM EST
In South Africa, fear is big business. And even though the crime rate is declining, the fear rate is rising -- which makes for a lucrative business opportunity for the security industry.
Since 2005, the number of registered private security companies in South Africa has soared by 61 per cent. And the number of companies specializing in “armed response” has jumped by 264 per cent, according to a new report by the South African Institute of Race Relations.
The security business has become a kind of parallel police force in South Africa, capitalizing on the climate of fear in the middle-class suburbs of its towns and cities.
South Africa’s murder rate has dropped by 52 per cent since the end of apartheid in 1994, but it remains one of the most crime-ridden countries in the world.
Four of its biggest cities, including Johannesburg and Cape Town, are among the 50 cities with the highest murder rates in the world. Home invasions and carjackings remain common.
In response, millions of South Africans have turned to security companies, especially the “armed response” companies that send armed guards rushing to your house within minutes of your alarm being triggered.
“Businesses and households show that they have adopted a hardened attitude towards crime by increasingly opting for armed response,” said Kerwin Lebone, a researcher at the Institute of Race Relations.
“This means they are paying for security twice over – via tax to fund the police and again to purchase private security.”
The institute says there were almost 7,500 registered private security companies in South Africa in 2010, compared to about 4,600 in 2005. The number specializing in armed response has grown from 743 to more than 2,700 in the same period.
One thinly populated province, Northern Cape, had just one registered security company in 2005. Five years later, it had 91 companies.
And the number of registered security officers across South Africa has grown by 236 per cent in the same five-year period, while the number of police officers increased by 37 per cent.
The security industry is one of the few booming sectors of the South African economy these days. The economy is forecast to grow by 3.7 per cent this year, according to a United Nations report this week, but unemployment remains stubbornly high -- nearly 40 per cent by unofficial estimates.
This original sick article can be found in this sick spot right HERE
The following comments were made by readers of this sic deluded misleading disinformative article :
12:08 PM on January 19, 2012
"South Africa’s murder rate has dropped by 52 per cent since the end of apartheid in 1994."
Utter nonsense! It increased tenfold since 1994. South Africa used to be the safest country in Africa. This changed in 1880 when Mr Mandela's African National Congress decided to make the country ungovernable. Black people were intimidated and forced to disobey all laws. Almost 15,000 Black people died during the ANC "struggle", the majority in Black on Black violence.
The ANC has been unable to reverse this strategy since. Their one resounding success was making South Africa ungovernable.
Even the police force employ private security companies to protect police quarters. South Africans pays hundreds - if not thousands - of rands to safeguard themselves against crime. Most home invasions are deadly and in many cases the employees of private security companies allow the criminal access to private homes. Woman are routinely raped during these home invasions and torture is often part of the eventual murders.
Canadians don't understand why even elderly ladies in South Africa carry condoms in their handbags. It may just safeguard them against AIDS during a rape. (50% of women in South Africa can expect to be raped at least once in their lifetime). Canadians don't know about the constant fear of being high-jacked, the worry when night falls. Even fortified rape gates between bedrooms and the rest of the house don't always help. Infra-red beams, alarms, burglar bars, security patrols have all proved to be insufficient.
1:56 PM on January 19, 2012
.. just more Probe and Fail:
The UCA Report on Murder in South Africa reveals that according to the official statistics, in the 44 years from 1950 to 1993, there was an average of 7,036 murders per year.
This covered the turbulent strife of the apartheid years of warfare, conflict, terrorism, riots and repression.
Alternately, in the first eight years (of peace) of the new democratic dispensation, under the ANC, an average of 24,206 murders were committed each year - officially!.
However, if the Interpol statistics are accepted, then the murder rate in South Africa during the ANC years has averaged 47,882 per year.
Now also read this article by Mike Smith "Four senior police chiefs in court for falsifying crime statistics"