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When South Africa emerged from apartheid 15 years ago its people looked forward to a new era of racial harmony, political stability, and economic prosperity.
Though the Rainbow Nation has achieved much in that time one problem in particular has continued to undermine its development, violent crime.
South Africa is one of the most violent places on earth where statistics for murder, rape, carjacking, muggings and other types of violent assault are high.
The economic consequences of this ongoing crime wave are predictably severe as is the damage caused to South Africa's international reputation as it prepares to host the 2010 football World Cup.
But what about the psychological and social costs of living in a society wracked by fear?
Filmmaker Dominik von Eisenhart Rothe finds out for People & Power.
This episode of People & Power aired from Tuesday, March 3, 2009.
Source: Al Jazeera