Just in case you're just feeling too damn good and want to depress yourself thoroughly: read this.
It is 10 years since the end of apartheid, since the moment when newly democratic South Africa was held up as a beacon of hope to the world. In 1994, this country had the highest rate of rape in the world; that is still true today. South Africa also has the world's highest rate of child rape, 60 a day -- a 400-per-cent increase in reported assaults in the past eight years. Only 5 per cent of perpetrators are convicted.
Ugly, horrid stuff.Posted by Bill Stilwell at October 21, 2003 07:47 PM