High profile cases highlight the ugly truth about violence against women in South Africa

The Current

The charge of murder against South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius has cast a spotlight on a national problem. The murder rate among South African women is five times the global average. And more than 150 woman are raped every day. In 2009, a survey of South African men revealed that one in four of those asked said they had raped a woman. We ask why violence against women is so common in South Africa.

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