Africa:
Budget Constraints Delays Set Up of South Africa’s Rape Courts

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CAPE TOWN - Specialised sexual offences courts could make a dent in South Africa’s staggeringly high rape rate by speeding up the turnover of rape cases.
 
However experts say major funding shortfalls are the single-biggest barrier to the government’s plan to roll out 79 specialised courts within three years.

South Africa still has one of the world’s highest incidents of rape, statistics suggest that a person is raped every 11 minutes. (END//2013)

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