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I heard Johannesburg is not SAFE any more

I heard Johannesburg is not SAFE any more

Old Jul 21st 2006, 5:54 am
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Gymdandy
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Default I heard Johannesburg is not SAFE any more

Is this true?

What about Cape Town? I heard that South Africa is one breath away from
being Zimbabwe
 
Old Jul 23rd 2006, 8:53 am
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JohnM
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Default Re: I heard Johannesburg is not SAFE any more

In article <[email protected]>,
[email protected] writes
    >Is this true?

Well it hasn't been "safe" for some years now (like, fifteen) but the
last few years have seen the introduction of CCTV and crime has
plummeted in the city centre. IT is still bad though, by any standards.
Having said that, I was there in April this year for 10 days and nothing
happened to me. I went to Soweto and Sharpeville and was also out during
the night till late visiting theatres, restaurants, bars and clubs.

--
JohnM
Author of Brazil: Life, Blood, Soul &
Rainbow Diary: A Journey in the New South Africa
http://www.scroll.demon.co.uk/spaver.htm
 
Old Jul 26th 2006, 6:30 pm
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Marc Lurie
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Default Re: I heard Johannesburg is not SAFE any more

South Africa is as close to being "Zimbabwe" as South Korea is from
being North Korea.

South Africa and Zimbabwe are completely different. They have
different political, monetary, and social policies. They have
different social structures, different infrastructure, different
governmental structures, and different geography.

The only thing they have in common is a black majority and a black
president... Oh yes, I forgot... That's the reason for your post in
the first place...

Please excuse me now. I'm off to work, and I have to stop by at the
tailor to pick up my new bullet-proof jacket. (That's if I make it
past the hijacker who lives on my corner, the rapist who stalks my
route to work, and the gang of armed robbers who terrorise my
neighbourhood)

Marc - Johannesburg

On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 12:54:41 -0500, [email protected] wrote:

    >Is this true?
    >What about Cape Town? I heard that South Africa is one breath away from
    >being Zimbabwe
 

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