My name is Malan Jacobs, I'm 24 years old and a recent Stellenbosch University BComm graduate. I'm currently the Office Administrator for the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation, a NGO in Wynberg, Cape Town. I've started True Crime Expo SA in August 2006 as a response to a website, Crime Expo SA, which was closed down in December 2007. Crime Expo SA's aim was to harm the tourism industry through portraying a sensationalist view of SA's crime situation.
The website received 250 000 visitors during the past 7 years and is currently being reviewed. Click here for articles that were written about the website.
My vision for this site is
to stimulate balanced debate on the crime situation in South Africa.
to promote solutions to the crime problem such as neighbourhood watches and online anti-crime initiatives such as Shout SA
to provide a resource for people who do research on crime in South Africa.
to promote positive developments in South Africa without downplaying the graveness of South Africa's crime crisis.
Sean, AustraliaDear Malan, I think your site is a timely answer to such stirrings as the so-called crime-expo. I am going to be returning to SA before the end of the year with my family, for good. Any realist will agree that crime anywhere is unacceptable, and SA has a long way to go. But, we can make a difference, and your site certainly does so.In today's Sydney Morning Herald travel section there are a number of letters from Aussies who answered a letter of complaint about Kruger safaris and some things... Read more/Comment
As I am a student, I don't have much time, apart from my holidays, to do research and write articles. I would appreciate if volunteers e.g. blog owners, freelance journalists or criminologists would allow me to place their articles (credit will be given to the author). Articles just need to be in line with the mission of the website (see About). Contact me
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If you want your website to be listed in the Links Section of my website, you're welcome to send me an e-mail with your link and a short description of your website. Any websites related to Crime in South Africa, Tourism and the 2010 Soccer World Cup are welcome. For more information on the amount of traffic on my site click here.
Getting behind the statistics to offer a sober and sobering account of the scale of the crime problem and its evolution, the book describes how government has sometimes sought to deal with the crisis and sometimes sought to deny its existence. The book ends with some suggestions of what needs to be done to deal with this scourge. Buy