Fear of crime remains high but the evidence suggests that people in South Africa are about half as likely to be physically assaulted or killed today as they were 20 years ago.


The hoax SAPS warning shared on Facebook.

A post shared on social media warns that in South Africa crying children are being used to lure unsuspecting victims to criminals. Is this a legitimate threat?

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President Jacob Zuma, said to be preparing his speech ahead of the 2015 State of the Nation Address in parliament. Photo: Department of Communications

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is due to give his 2016 State of the Nation address at the opening of parliament next week. Africa Check reviewed his previous addresses to assess if he kept promises made then.


The images shared by Arrive Alive on their social media accounts.

Are criminals planting nail-riddled oranges on South African roads to hijack motorists? Africa Check followed the trail.

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Most murders are not random. Some people are more at risk than others. Lizette Lancaster explains where murder happens, why location matters and what it means for tackling crime.


Marchers at the Unite Against Corruption march in Cape Town on 30 September 2015. Photo: Julian Jacobs

It’s been stated as fact that South Africa has lost R700 billion in public money to corruption since the advent of democracy in 1994. But how does one measure the cost of hidden crime?


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