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- Darryl Sheets

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"The most violent countries in the world"

So South Africa has halved our murder rate, from 64.5% in 1995, to 31% in 2012. That’s a big win, i think.

But reading this article was a real eye-opener in a few ways.

First, when you look at the actual *number* of murders, not the percentage based on the population size, we have a lot of murdering going on. If it’s total number of murders, on the list they give there, we’re number 2 with 16,259, with DRC at #1, and followed close behind by the always dodgy Columbia and Venezuela.

So that’s something to not be happy about.

Second, i was amazed to see that Cape Town seems to have more murders-per-capita than Jozi. That may be some clever engineering of the stats to help the ANC’s electioneering - wouldn’t put it past them, but if the figures are true, then that’s quite something.

Wikipedia reckons that of our 9 provinces, Gauteng is at #6, with Eastern Cape at #1, Western Cape at #2, and Gauteng is only worse than North West, Mpumalanga, and Limpopo. That’s mind-blowing, because i would have pinned Johannesburg as the most dangerous city, and Cape Town as the safest.



But overall, i think it made me question the way these figures are done - the “per capita” idea seems like a good idea when measuring a lot of things, like income, or wifi signal, but human lives are different, i believe. I don’t think 18 people being killed in St Kitts is anywhere remotely as serious as 16,259 people being killed in South Africa, and yet, St Kitts is at #7, and we are at #8.

And if we look at total number of murders, it looks a bit different, this is how Wikipedia puts it:

India 42,923
Brazil 42,785
Mexico 27,199
Ethiopia 20,239 
Indonesia 18,963
Nigeria 18,422
South Africa 15,940
Columbia 14,746
United States 14,173


So there is a lot of anger in the world, really. It’s just a crazy thought that 42,000 indians were killed in a single year because someone wanted them to die. and 16,000 South Africans died because some person decided they wanted them to die. Isn’t it just the craziest of crimes, murder? Someone decides that you shouldn’t live, and so they take your whole life away from you. It’s crazy.


Anyways, just a 2 cents worth.



(via The most violent countries in the world)

"The most violent countries in the world"

So South Africa has halved our murder rate, from 64.5% in 1995, to 31% in 2012. That’s a big win, i think.

But reading this article was a real eye-opener in a few ways.

First, when you look at the actual *number* of murders, not the percentage based on the population size, we have a lot of murdering going on. If it’s total number of murders, on the list they give there, we’re number 2 with 16,259, with DRC at #1, and followed close behind by the always dodgy Columbia and Venezuela.

So that’s something to not be happy about.

Second, i was amazed to see that Cape Town seems to have more murders-per-capita than Jozi. That may be some clever engineering of the stats to help the ANC’s electioneering - wouldn’t put it past them, but if the figures are true, then that’s quite something.

Wikipedia reckons that of our 9 provinces, Gauteng is at #6, with Eastern Cape at #1, Western Cape at #2, and Gauteng is only worse than North West, Mpumalanga, and Limpopo. That’s mind-blowing, because i would have pinned Johannesburg as the most dangerous city, and Cape Town as the safest.

But overall, i think it made me question the way these figures are done - the “per capita” idea seems like a good idea when measuring a lot of things, like income, or wifi signal, but human lives are different, i believe. I don’t think 18 people being killed in St Kitts is anywhere remotely as serious as 16,259 people being killed in South Africa, and yet, St Kitts is at #7, and we are at #8.

And if we look at total number of murders, it looks a bit different, this is how Wikipedia puts it:

India 42,923
Brazil 42,785
Mexico 27,199
Ethiopia 20,239 
Indonesia 18,963
Nigeria 18,422
South Africa 15,940
Columbia 14,746
United States 14,173


So there is a lot of anger in the world, really. It’s just a crazy thought that 42,000 indians were killed in a single year because someone wanted them to die. and 16,000 South Africans died because some person decided they wanted them to die. Isn’t it just the craziest of crimes, murder? Someone decides that you shouldn’t live, and so they take your whole life away from you. It’s crazy.


Anyways, just a 2 cents worth.

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#murder #south africa

damnthatswhack:

This is mesmerizing

People who know how balls work, flip, i just don’t hey.

damnthatswhack:

This is mesmerizing

People who know how balls work, flip, i just don’t hey.

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Dobby’s using my foot as a pillow

Dobby’s using my foot as a pillow

Excuse you, I think the term you’re looking for is Little People’s Gems….

Excuse you, I think the term you’re looking for is Little People’s Gems….

genigod:

Unbelievable Examples of Forced Perspective

genigod:

Unbelievable Examples of Forced Perspective

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When the French clock off at 6pm, they really mean it
Lucy Mangan, theguardian.com
A new labour agreement in France means that employees must ignore their bosses’ work emails once they are out of the office and relaxing at home – even on their smartphonesSweden trials 6-hour work day: what would improve your work-life…

This is the way we need to go. After hours, we have to put in place hard stops against work - or it will consume every minute of your life.

When the French clock off at 6pm, they really mean it
Lucy Mangan, theguardian.com

A new labour agreement in France means that employees must ignore their bosses’ work emails once they are out of the office and relaxing at home – even on their smartphones

Sweden trials 6-hour work day: what would improve your work-life…

This is the way we need to go. After hours, we have to put in place hard stops against work - or it will consume every minute of your life.

Today’s special

Today’s special

carolinafrica:

Photo: Phil Perry Wildlife Photography

carolinafrica:

Photo: Phil Perry Wildlife Photography

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Best kitten! #cats  #catstagram

Best kitten! #cats #catstagram

#catstagram #cats

nevver:

How To Negotiate With People Around The World

China, lol. Read “bribes pave the way”.

Just like here in Africa!

(Source: swiss-miss.com)

i will not!
They give with one hand, and take it all back with the other!

i will not!

They give with one hand, and take it all back with the other!

#comic sans

Brothers rough and tumblin’ #catstagram  #cats

Brothers rough and tumblin’ #catstagram #cats

#catstagram #cats

Duma boy #catstagram #cats

Duma boy #catstagram #cats

#catstagram #cats