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Since the end of white minority rule, the number of rapes committed in the country has soared and the country has consistently had one of the highest rates of rape in the world.
Rape and sexual assault remains a large problem for South Africa. According to Africa Check, more than 109 rapes were reported each day on average during 2016/17 – totalling 39,828 incidents.

However, the number had decreased slightly from the year before, when 41,503 rapes were recorded.




BBC:

South African hospitals are on the alert for a man with an injured penis after a pregnant woman managed to bite her rapist’s genitals as he assaulted her in front of her child.

The woman was sexually assaulted after accepting a lift from two men in Mpumalanga province as she tried to reach a clinic with her child, five.

Instead she was driven into the bushes and raped at knifepoint, police say.

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South Africa (ZA) is estimated to have a population of 55.9 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.1% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 3.1 million.