Amanda Watson
News Editor
3 minute read
19 Jun 2021
6:30 am

Global peace report gives SA a klap – again

Amanda Watson

‘Namibia has the highest rate at 63%, then SA, Lesotho, Liberia, Zambia.'

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As divided as South Africa is by race, class and economy, it is united by love of country and land – even if perspectives differ. However, a recent report shows too many people have one thing in common: violence. And SA is not in great company, according to the 2021 Global Peace Index (GPI) from the Institute for Economics & Peace. Now in its 15th edition, the GPI covers 99.7% of the world population, “using 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources, and measures the state of peace across three domains: the level of societal safety and security,...