Some startling statistics from CIA World Factbook and Wikipedia:
South Africa is ranked second in the world for murder per capita and first for assaults and rapes per capita.
It is estimated that a woman born in South Africa has a greater chance of being raped than learning how to read.
One in three of the 4,000 women questioned by the Community of Information, Empowerment and Transparency said they had been raped in the past year.
One in four South African men in a survey by the country’s Medical Research Council said they had raped someone.
South Africa has some of the highest incidences of child and baby rape in the world.
In a related survey conducted among 1,500 schoolchildren in the Soweto township, a quarter of all the boys interviewed said that 'jackrolling', a term for gang rape was fun.
South Africa is ranked number one in the world for people living with HIV/AIDS and number one for HIV/AIDS related deaths.