Number of Rhinos Killed in South Africa in 2014

Statistics released by the United Nation’s’ Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) showed that 1,215 rhinos were killed in South Africa in 2014. The number of rhinos killed for their rhino horn was a record high. 1,004 rhinos were poached and killed in South Africa in 2013. 668 were killed in 2012. 341… Continue reading Number of Rhinos Killed in South Africa in 2014

Losses to Pirated Music in South Africa

According to the Southern African Federation Against Copyright Theft, the music industry in South Africa loses up to $45 Million (500 Million South African Rand) each year to pirated music. The main causes of users downloading music in South Africa is the cheap or free price of the music files and the availability of the… Continue reading Losses to Pirated Music in South Africa

Number of Rhinos Killed in South Africa in 2013

According to the South African Department of Environmental Affairs, a total of 1,004 rhinos were killed by poachers in 2013. The rate of poaching has continued to increase each year. 668 rhinos were killed in South Africa in 2012. 341 rhinos were killed in 2011. 333 rhinos were killed in 2010. 122 rhinos were killed… Continue reading Number of Rhinos Killed in South Africa in 2013

Crystal Meth Use in South Africa

The Cape Flats region of South Africa reportedly has one of the highest concentration of crystal meth users in the world, with 10 times the addicts as Johannesburg. Back in 2004, an estimated 12,000 school children were using crystal meth, or “tik” as it is called in South Africa. By 2009, the number of children… Continue reading Crystal Meth Use in South Africa

Number of Counterfeit Goods Busts in South Africa

On average, criminal justice programs in South Africa record 26 busts of counterfeit goods from entering the country through ports of entry each day. In 2013, a total of $251 Million (2.6 Billion South African Rand) was seized by security services in South Africa. Among the items seized were replica clothing worth $14.9 Million (155… Continue reading Number of Counterfeit Goods Busts in South Africa

Cost to Buy Nyaope in South Africa

Nyaope, or Whoonga, is a street drug that is popular in South Africa. The drug is made up of various products, such as marijuana, low-grade heroin, rat poison and HIV-antiretrovirals. The drug is sold on the black market for $30 (30 South African Rand). Public health programs in South Africa¬† started noticing¬† incidents of the… Continue reading Cost to Buy Nyaope in South Africa

Elephant Poaching In Zimbabwe

In 2013, it was reported that poachers in Zimbabwe used cyanide to kill elephants at a nature reserve. Original estimates by wildlife officials found stated that around 100 elephants died from the poison. After further analysis, the number of elephants killed by cyanide has increased to over 300. Conservation officials state that it is the… Continue reading Elephant Poaching In Zimbabwe

Costs of Consumer Cybercrime in 2013

In 2013, the global costs associated with cybercrimes against consumers was reported to be $113 Billion, according to a report by computer security firm Symantec. The average cost per victim of cybercrime was $298, a 50 percent increase from the average costs in 2012. Consumers in the United States had the highest costs associated with… Continue reading Costs of Consumer Cybercrime in 2013

Financial Losses in South Africa From Phishing Attacks

According to the South African Anti-Phishing service, a total of 1,942 phishing attacks were recorded in the country in the first half of 2012. The financial losses that resulted from the cyber crimes amounted to $7.2 Million (71 Million South African Rand). A Symantec Intelligence Report in June 2012 found that one in 171 emails… Continue reading Financial Losses in South Africa From Phishing Attacks