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.
Crimes against farming communities threaten food security and rural economies. It is time for government to find a special solution to this special problem, argues Dr Johan Burger, a senior researcher at South Africa’s Institute for Security Studies.
Blog post: The politics of crime statistics
Who owns crime statistics? “In South Africa, the crime statistics are seen as information that belongs to the police which they reluctantly share with the public and other government departments from time to time,” writes Gareth Newham, a senior analyst at the Institute for Security Studies.