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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (CNN) -- Alexandra township, north of Johannesburg, is a densely populated melting pot with some of South Africa's worst social ills. Poverty, unemployment, HIV/Aids and crime.
One of the most common crimes in Alexandra Township --- and throughout the country --- is rape.
A recent survey by the Medical Research Council of South Africa, a statutory government funded body, found that one in four South African men has raped at least one woman in their lifetime. And that nearly half have raped more than one woman.
One of the men -- who CNN agreed not to name -- told us that he and three friends gang-raped a girl they met a party. Watch the men describe their attacks »
"With me it was not a problem," he said, "but when I went to the bathroom having to find the third guy busy with her it was like I had a problem because she was crying, she was not happy."
His friend added: "I would tell myself that there is nothing I want in life that I can't get, even a beautiful woman because when you try your luck with them, their response makes you feel like you are nothing. That's why we decide to do things like this, having sex with them forcefully."
The men we talked to have all spent time in jail but have never been convicted of rape.
According to the latest police statistics 36,190 women were raped between April and December 2007 -- more than 130 rapes a day.
But these were the reported cases. Human rights activists believe majority of rapes in South Africa go unreported.
f you asked me: "What motivates so many men in South Africa to engage in un-consensual sex?" I would say that it is the machismo feelings and beliefs, coupled with patriarchal processes and tendencies.