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.
This factsheet, prepared by the Institute for Security Studies, provides an overview of murder and robbery trends between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015 as recorded by the South African Police Service.
This factsheet provides an overview of assault and sexual crime trends between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015 as recorded by the South African Police Service. The Institute for Security Studies is using the recalculated figures released by the South African Police Service on 29 September 2015 for the years 2004/05 to 2014/15. The Institute for Security Studies takes no responsibility for the accuracy of these statistics.
Many civil society organisations will use South Africa’s soon-to-be-released crime statistics to inform their work. But the African Centre for Migration and Society won’t be able to, as there is no official data on the extent of xenophobic violence in the country.
President Jacob Zuma, on Thursday released a long awaited report into the 2012 Marikana massacre in which 34 miners were killed by police. Africa Check compares his claims and what the Commission’s report actually said.