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Bredasdorp, 3 years after the #AneneBooysen tragedy

Today marks exactly three years since 17-year-old Anene Booysen was raped and murdered.

FILE: A cross and flowers placed at the scene where 17-year-old Anene Booysen's body was found in Bredasdorp. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Community members in Bredasdorp say many of the promises made by both local and national government following the brutal 2013 rape and murder of Anene Booysen have been kept.

Today marks exactly three years since the 17-year-old was raped and murdered by Johannes Kana.

Since then, an estimated R3 million has been spent on addressing Bredasdorp's social ills including violence, alcohol abuse and unemployment.

In a bid to deal with these issues, the town now boasts a dedicated social development office which was launched in 2014.

A multimillion rand skills development centre has also been built and dedicated to Anene Booysen.

Community police forum and neighbourhood watch members assist police in conducting daily patrols in the Overberg town.

WATCH: Bredasdorp: We won't forget Anene

However, the Institute for Security Studies has warned that South Africa's rape statistics remain unacceptably high.

The latest SAPS figures show more than 43,000 sexual offences were recorded between April 2014 and March 2015.

This means 118 people a day were sexually assaulted in the country over that period.

But the Justice Ministry says it's doing all it can to ensure sex offenders receive maximum sentences.

Non-governmental organisation Rape Crisis says fear of intimidation and lack of access to services are two of the main reasons why many victims of sexual violence don't report such crimes.

According to the organisation this often leads inaccurate crime statistics as many cases are under-reported.