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Old 12.08.2018, 13:14
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Re: Experiences: what's so good about South Africa, anyway?

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Probably less depressing than Coetzee? I hope so, given the fact he's a comedian. I don't know much about Trevor Noah, hope I'll come across some fun stuff.

nah, not everyone went there for land ownership. Professors, doctors, engineers, other specialists too....ask yacek, am sure he knows more about this. ;-)

Agreed. We left UK in 1975 to go to South Africa to get away from the 29% inflation and other negative aspects impacting on our daily lives. We were met with kindness, hospitality, generosity and have nothing but praise for both English-speaking SAs and Afrikaans-speaking SAs.
However, everything has changed since that time : the unemployment level has risen drastically, crime is a huge problem, but one of the members of our international club here left to go to SA two years ago, and although as a single woman she has to be very careful when she is out and about, it seems she has settled well in the Cape Town area {Somerset West for anyone who knows it} and enjoys the wonderful sunshine, food, multi-culturalism et al.

Having said that, we personally would not go back to the Johannesburg area as it is rather dangerous. Unfortunately many of our friends have felt the necessity to leave over the years - mostly going to Oz or Canada.
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