A new study produced by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) for the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) has blamed the high levels of crime in South Africa on none other than…. APARTHEID. Yes the failed study that even a 10 year old can argue with said that apartheid that ended more than 15 years ago is responsible for the crime in South Africa.
The study even goes as far as to blame firearms or the how easy they were available. In many countries in the world it was proved that the more guns citizens had the less crime there was. Fact.
Here is what they said about firearms.
white South African culture legitimised the ownership of personal firearms and firearms were easily available to white South Africans who saw them as a personal safety measure. Intensifying violent conflict during the 1980s and 1990s was also associated with an increasing proliferation of firearms with many guns being imported from conflict areas in neighbouring countries and distributed both by the liberation movements and by the apartheid government as part of an agenda of arming their allies in African communities.
After democratisation firearm proliferation further increased, through legally sanctioned and illegal means. Though the role of firearms in violent crime appears to be decreasing , the easy availability of firearms nevertheless played a central role in the rapid growth of violent crime in South Africa.
The study blames just about every issue in South Africa on apartheid. 15 years down the line and we still hear the same old story sung, apartheid this apartheid that.