Press Release: Violent protests growing in size and number but most are peaceful - 27 January 2011.

The number of violent gatherings increased between 2007/08 and 2008/09 from 705 to 718. Over the same period the number of peaceful gatherings dropped from 6 431 in 2007/08 to 6 125 in 2008/09, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published this week by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.