Big drop in cop killings, but SA still relatively dangerous for cops

2017-06-28 13:02

South Africa remains a relatively dangerous country in which to serve as a police officer despite a 52% drop in the rate of cop killings over the past decade, the SA Institute of Race Relations has found.

30% pass requirement at schools not 'challenging enough' - SAIRR

2016-09-27 18:53

The government’s 30% pass rate at school level is why many students fail at universities, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

ANC conducted a 'ruthless people's war' - SAIIR head

2016-05-20 10:52

During the last decade of the struggle, the ANC conducted a "ruthless people's war" aimed at giving it hegemony over the new SA, Dr Anthea Jeffery of the Institute of Race Relations has told a conference on the 1983 Church Street bombings.

Crime Stats: Murder up, sexual offences down – As it happened

2015-09-29 13:30

National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has released the official crime statistics for the past financial year, which included a 4.6% increase in murders, and a 5.4% decrease in reported sexual offences.

Concerns over reliability, relevance of crime stats

2015-09-29 07:00

The pending announcement of the annual crime statistics has sparked everything from doubt around their validity to questions over their relevance.

Is SA safer since 1994?

2015-09-23 14:38

While the levels of certain crimes have dropped since 1994, increases in armed robbery, hijackings, sexual assault and drug crimes make it hard to determine if the country is safer, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

Armed robbery was lowest under Bheki Cele - expert

2015-09-23 13:39

Bheki Cele's tenure as national police commissioner recorded a sharp decline in the number of armed robberies in the country, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

Protests increase by nearly 100% since 2010

2015-05-27 14:03

There has been a 96% increase in protests in South Africa since 2010, research by the SA Institute of Race Relations has revealed.

3 in 10 adults fear police - survey

2015-02-02 21:06

A third of adults in South Africa fear the police, a Futurefact survey recently found.

Cops can't be trusted - FF Plus

2015-01-28 19:11

The SA Police Service is failing to deliver on its constitutional mandate to protect communities, the FF Plus says.


Life is still k*k!

2017-05-14 07:11

Black people in South Africa significantly lag behind white, coloured and Indian people in the key areas of education, employment, household spending, home ownership and access to medical aid, according to an SA Institute of Race Relations study.

Most black South Africans oppose sport quotas - survey

2016-05-31 15:11

Most black South Africans oppose quotas in sport, according to a SA Institute of Race Relations survey.

Last blackface "should have been a wake-up"

Mienke Steytler of the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) says a 2014 incident of blackface at Stellenbosch University "should have been a wake-up call" on racial sensitivity. She likened incidents of blackface to hate speech on a wall at Wits University.

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Understanding crime statistics in SA – what you need to know

2015-09-29 08:54

Crime statistics are released each September and cover crimes reported to the police in the previous financial year. This is all you need to know on South Africa's crime statistics.

We do not expect good news - ISS on crime stats

2015-09-28 13:31

The crime statistics set to be released this week could show a rise in the number of murders and robberies in the country, the Institute for Security Studies says.

More private security than police & army combined - SAIRR

2015-09-23 14:38

The number of private security officers has more than tripled that of police officers since 1997, the South African Institute of Race Relations says.

SAIRR to release crime stats

2015-09-23 05:39

The SA Institute of Race Relations is set to release its crime and security report.

SA 'a pressure cooker of inequality'

2015-05-24 12:23

Inequality is leading to weaker racial relations and government needs to act, says the Institute of Race Relations.

Cop crime study flawed - SAPS

2015-01-29 05:00

A study about police involvement in serious and violent crimes is based on flawed methodology, SA Police Service management says.

Phiyega didn't invent crime - SAPS

2015-01-28 15:51

Blaming national police chief Riah Phiyega for the crime perpetrated by police officers is wrong, her spokesperson says.

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