According to, it’s estimated that women born in South Africa have more chance of being raped than learning how to read. The site also quotes a survey that was conducted amongst 1,500 Sowetan school children, in which it was discovered that a quarter of all boys said that “jackrolling” (their lingo for gang rape) was “fun”.

The devastating stats continue – a quarter of South African men who took part in a survery by the Medical Research Council (MRC) admitted to raping someone, it’s estimated that half a million rapes are commited each year in SA.

A study by Interpol (the international police agency) shows that South Africa has the highest rate of rape in the world.

A woman is raped in South Africa every 17 seconds…

The highest increase in attacks has been against children under the age of seven, largely due to the myth that sexual intercourse with a virgin will cure a man of HIV or AIDS.

To read more South African and worldwide Rape statistics, view the original article here.