A Criminal Injustice System? A study of rape cases in Mpumalanga

What is the measure of justice afforded rape survivors who live in rural areas? And what might be contributing to Mpumalanga being the province with the lowest
conviction rate for rape, recorded at just 3.1% by the Interdepartmental Management Team in 2002? We provide some initial, tentative answers to these questions through a case study tracking the outcomes of rapes reported at one police station between 2005 – 2007 in ‘Lefaufaung’, Mpumalanga.

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