RADA in Context

Based on the statistics, South Africa is seen as the world’s rape capital and one of the world’s drug capitals. Abuse amongst teenagers and young adults is rife. Substance abuse is argued to have a strong causal link to physical abuse. RADA’s reason for existence and vision is based on implementing a holistic intervention to address these issues.

  • Interpol has named South Africa as the world’s rape capital.
  • A woman is raped every 17 seconds.
  • A child is raped every 3 minutes.
  • One in 36 rape cases are reported.
  • More than 25% of South African men have raped. 50% said they have raped more than one person.
  • 500,000 rapes are committed annually in South Africa.
  • For every 25 men accused, only one is convicted of the crime.
  • 10% of South African men have experienced sexual violence by another man.
  • 45% of rapes reported to the police in South Africa are child rapes.
  • Alcohol affects 17.5 million South Africans.
  • Over 30% of our population have an alcohol problem.
  • School kids who use alcohol / drugs are three times more involved with violent crime.
  • 18-22 year olds are the group of heaviest alcohol abuse.
  • Alcohol abuse plays a major role in the increased levels of murder and violence.
  • Drug related crimes saw a 13.5% increase in 2012/13.
  • Drug consumption in South Africa is twice the world norm.
  • 15% of our population has a drug problem.
  • Drug abuse is costing South Africa R20 billion per annum.
  • 60% of crimes nationally are related to substance abuse.
  • Average age of drug dependency is 12 years.
  • 50% of South Africa’s children will be abused before the age of 18.
  • 42.5% of women had experienced all forms of abuse.
  • 30% of incidents of assault occur at home.
  • 60% of all cases of abuse were committed by partners, lovers or spouses.
  • 40% of cases involve violence of women against men.

Methodological Point of Difference

  • RADA adopts a holistic approach to renewal – using proactive education programmes to develop skills, behaviours and attitudes which shall lead to improved self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making, including reactive healing processes in caring for traumatised people.
  • RADA offers a caring and comprehensive service under one roof, employing trained and skilled practitioners who use proven methods for renewal.
  • RADA’s systems shall ensure efficient and secure processes with specific reference to the reporting of rape and abuse cases.
  • RADA offers training and workshops to people in their care, assisting them in every way possible to realise their own worth and become self-empowered.
RADA Training Academy

Unemployment is high:

  • 4.9 million people in South Africa were unemployed at the end of 2014
  • The unemployment rate of South Africa is 24.3%
  • If the part of the population that has given up searching for work is also taken into account, the unemployment rate will be at 36%

Education ranked low:

  • South Africa is ranked 132nd out of 144 countries for primary education and 143rd for the quality of science and maths
  • Only 15% of 12-year-olds in South Africa scored at or above the minimum proficiency level on the language test. In maths it was only 12%
  • Only 13.6% of the Gr1’s that enrolled in 2002 passed matric in 2013 with exemption to study for a degree; and only 34.8% of the pupils who started school in 2002 passed matric

Why study?

  • Only 1 in 20 people who possessed some form of higher education were living in poverty in 2011
  • Only 7% of the population aged 25 years and over with a tertiary education are unemployed
  • Between 81% and 89% of people with a post-matric education are employed

SABC Report – April 2013 – SA Named World Rape Capital.

Medical Research Council – Understanding Men’s Health and Use of Violence

United Nations 2009 World Drug Report

People Opposing Women Abuse(POWA)

Quarterly Labour Force Survey

Over the rainbow
Where will the rainbow end?
47% quit school at Grade 10
Education: A roadmap out of poverty?

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