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HamstrungTrucks that were burnt in a depot in the Sea Cow Lake area during the riots in July last year.A considerable number of shops and businesses were looted and/or torched across the country during the wave of violent protests that followed the incarceration offormer president Jacob Zuma. Photo: Darren stewart / gallo images
HamstrungTrucks that were burnt in a depot in the Sea Cow Lake area during the riots in July last year.A considerable number of shops and businesses were looted and/or torched across the country during the wave of violent protests that followed the incarceration offormer president Jacob Zuma. Photo: Darren stewart / gallo images

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Another study shows that gender-based violence alone – which includes sexual, physical, psychological and economic abuse – costs the country more than R36 billion per year.

Additionally, violence in communities brings additional costs to businesses, including company transportation for staff to help ensure their safety and assistance for workers affected by violence.

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