While SONA's focus is on broad issues, it is cold comfort for water-less Giyani, Metsimaholo, Polokwane, writes Mbhazima Shilowa.
Stats SA's Victims of Crime Survey reveals that household crime has gone up 5% from the previous year, while South Africans admitted it's prevented them from carrying out everyday activities, including letting their children play outside.
And KZN and the Eastern Cape are in the top 3. We also take a look at how women have been affected by crime.
South Africa's murder rate has increased by 6.9%. In real numbers, this means that 1 320 more people have been murdered in South Africa in the past year.
'What is very concerning indeed is the almost 15% rise in incidents of driving under the influence of alcohol,' says Howard Dembovsky, Justice Project SA, as SAPS reports more than 86 000 cases of DUI in SA.
There has been a major surge in robberies in Pietermaritzburg this year, according to the national crime statistics released on Tuesday.
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